HOLYOKE MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES $100,000 FROM HAZEN PAPER CO. & THE HAZEN FAMILY
HOLYOKE, MA – July 18, 2017 – The Hazen Paper Company and the Hazen Family contributed $100,000 towards the Holyoke Medical Center capital campaign, titled Care. Community. Commitment., for the new Emergency Department and Medical Office Building. The contribution will fund the Emergency Department Gardens.
“Hazen Paper employs more than 200 people in Holyoke and we view Holyoke Medical Center as a vital resource for the health and safety of our employees. My father, my siblings and I were all born at Holyoke Hospital. The Hazen Family has deep ties in the community,” said John H. Hazen, President of Hazen Paper Company. “Hazen Paper believes in supporting our community, which we also do by offering the ‘World is Our
Classroom’ program, inviting every 5th grade student in Holyoke to spend the day in our factory learning how to make paper.”
“We are very appreciative to the Hazen Family and the Hazen Paper Company for the continued, multi-generational support provided to the hospital,” said Spiros Hatiras, President and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems. “Generous contributions from families and area companies allow us to make these types of investments in state-of-the-art facilities and new technologies.”
The new emergency department, which opened on July 6, 2017, is a 21,460 square foot facility featuring a Center for Behavioral Health Emergency Services, 40 treatment areas, multi-patient trauma rooms, advance lifesaving equipment and a patient navigation service. The expanded facility is allowing the hospital to treat patients in a more efficient and private way.
In support of the emergency department our community deserves, the Holyoke Medical Center capital campaign has reached $2.25 million, of the $3 million goal. Anyone interested in helping with the Care. Community. Commitment. campaign is invited to call the hospital’s Development Department at 413-534-2579.