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Holyoke Medical Center appointments Kathleen Anderson as hospital’s Director of Community Benefits
Apr 26, 2019

HOLYOKE, MA — July 23, 2018 — Holyoke Medical Center has announced the appointment of Kathleen Anderson as the hospital’s Director of Community Benefits.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kathy to the Holyoke Medical Center team. She is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of networking experience in the City of Holyoke and regionally. Her extraordinary ability to build trusting relationships will be greatly appreciated in the role of Director

of Community Benefits,” said Spiros Hatiras, Holyoke Medical Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Throughout my career I have had the wonderful opportunity to get to know the needs of the community. This position will allow me to use the knowledge that I’ve gained over the years to best serve the current and future patients of HMC,” said Anderson.  

The role of the Director of Community Benefits provides programs and services to improve health in communities and helps to increase access to health care. This is done to advance medical and health knowledge in the community and relieve or reduce the burden of government and other community efforts. Anderson will succeed Helen Arnold, RN, BSN, MS, following her retirement from Holyoke Medical Center after a 42 year career with the hospital.

Anderson most recently served as the President of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and its affiliated Centennial Foundation. Prior to that, she served as the City of Holyoke’s Planning and Economic Development Director, as well as Chief of Staff for two Holyoke mayors. Anderson resides on the Government Appointment to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council, is Chair of the Holyoke Salvation Army, and Chair of the Economic Development Partners of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.

“I was born at Holyoke Medical Center and I began my career at the hospital at the age of 14 in a volunteer position as a candy striper,” added Anderson. “This new role is a wonderful opportunity for me personally to go back to where I started. All of my family members have been cared for at the hospital and I feel at home at Holyoke Medical Center.”

Anderson will begin her new role on August 27, 2018. To speak with her regarding community benefit opportunities, please call 413.534.2533 after August 27th.

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