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HMC TO HONOR DR. GARRY BOMBARDIER AND ATTY. BURTON S. RESNIC FOR OUTSTANDING DEDICATION TO THE HOLYOKE COMMUNITY

Holyoke Medical Center announced that Garry Bombardier, M.D. of South Hadley, and civic leader Atty. Burton S. Resnic (Buddy) of Holyoke will each be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for their outstanding dedication and hard work on behalf of Holyoke Medical Center and the Holyoke community. Also being recognized are select members of the Valley Health Systems staff who exemplify exceptional care. Award recipients will be honored at this year’s “ACE Awards” event in support of Valley Health Systems, which includes Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke VNA Hospice Life Care, River Valley Counseling Center and Western Mass Physician Associates on October 15, 2016 at the MassMutual Center.
Apr 29, 2019

HOLYOKE, MA – September 20, 2016 – Holyoke Medical Center announced that Garry Bombardier, M.D. of South Hadley, and civic leader Atty. Burton S. Resnic (Buddy) of Holyoke will each be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for their outstanding dedication and hard work on behalf of Holyoke Medical Center and the Holyoke community. Also being recognized are select members of the Valley Health Systems staff who exemplify exceptional care. Award recipients will be honored at this year’s “ACE Awards” event in support of Valley Health Systems, which includes Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke VNA Hospice Life Care, River Valley Counseling Center and Western Mass Physician Associates on October 15, 2016 at the MassMutual Center.
The evening’s entertainment will continue with a performance by Livingston Taylor, the world renowned musician who has a varied repertoire and has performed with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffet and Jethro Tull. 
“It is with great honor that we are recognizing Dr. Garry Bombardier and Atty. Buddy Resnic. Their dedication and continued support of Holyoke Medical Center has assisted us in providing superior health care to the community,” said Spiros Hatiras, President and Chief Executive Officer, Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems, Inc. “The ACE Awards allow us to highlight the work of our dedicated staff who deliver quality healthcare every day, as well as community members who work behind the scenes to support and advance our mission.”
Dr. Garry Bombardier is currently the medical director of The Work Connection, and occupational health facility located at Holyoke Medical Center. His numerous roles at Holyoke Medical Center began as a private practice primary care physician in 1979 and grew to include Chief of the Emergency Department, hospital Medical Director, Medical Director for Western Mass Physician Associates, Medical Director for the Holyoke EMS and Board Member of both Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems. He earned his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts and his medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University.
Atty. Burton Resnic served on the board of directors for Holyoke Medical Center for 35 years, serving on numerous committees from 1975 until he stepped down in 2010. Atty. Resnic served as chair for the hospital’s capital campaign in 1986, which raised $3 million for facilities improvements. Atty. Resnic is also an active member in the community, serving in volunteer leadership roles for many local organizations, including the Holyoke Public Library, Pioneer Valley Council Boy Scouts, Holyoke Redevelopment Authority and the Congregation Sons of Zion.
The 2016 ACE Awards will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the MassMutual Center.
Tickets to the event, which is open to the public, are available by visiting https://holyokehealth.com/Support-HMC or contacting Denise Rebmann directly at (413) 534-2579 or rebmann_denise@holyokehealth.com.
About Holyoke Medical Center
Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) is a 198-bed hospital with over 1,300 employees serving individuals and families throughout the cities and towns of the Pioneer Valley. The medical staff includes more than 300 physicians and consulting staff.  This full-service hospital provides a complete line of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services, including an award-winning birthing center with the only Baby Friendly designation status in the region. Holyoke Medical Center’s award-winning Stroke Service has been consistently recognized as one of the best in the state for the past eight years and has received the 2016 Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Honor Roll Elite Plus Award from the American Stroke Association. This year Holyoke Medical Center was recognized for having the lowest readmission rates among all acute care hospitals in the Commonwealth by the Center for Health Information and Analysis; while being ranked among the top three cleanest hospitals in Massachusetts as rated by patients.  Holyoke Medical Center is a member of Valley Health Systems in Holyoke which also includes the affiliates Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Life Care, Western Mass Physician Associates and River Valley Counseling Center.                                                                                                       ##

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