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    March 20, 2020

    CONTACT: Rebecca MacGregor, 413-534-2532


    HOLYOKE, MA – March 20, 2020 – Valley Health Systems entities, including Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke Medical Group and River Valley Counseling Center, have expanded telehealth capabilities in response to the current restrictions in place due to the spread of COVID-19. 

    “We are expanding our capabilities to meet the needs of our patients, especially those with ongoing health concerns that need to be treated and in contact with their healthcare providers,” said Spiros Hatiras, President and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center. “Holyoke Medical Center and our affiliates Holyoke Medical Group and River Valley Counseling Center have remained operational and treating patients, in person and through telecommunications. It is important for everyone to maintain their health and safety regarding pre-existing conditions, as much as it is to protect from COVID-19.”

    Telehealth services are available to existing patients, allowing medical experts to continue to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients without the need to meet in person.

    The following Holyoke Medical Center and Holyoke Medical Group services are offering telehealth to existing patients:

    Holyoke Medical Group:

    ·         Primary Care: 413.535.4800

    ·         Pediatric Care: 413.534.2800

    ·         Family Medicine: 413.535.4800

    ·         Women’s Services: 413.534.2826


    Holyoke Medical Center Medical Specialties:

    ·         Cardiovascular Specialists: 413.534.2870

    ·         Comprehensive Care Center: 413.535.4889

    ·         Endocrinology & Diabetes Center: 413.534.2820

    ·         Gastroenterology: 413.540.5048

    ·         Oncology Center: 413.534.2543

    ·         Orthopedic Center: 413.536.5814

    ·         Pain Management Center: 413.535.4933

    ·         Pulmonology Center: 413.534.2582

    ·         Rheumatology: 413.534.2682

    ·         Thoracic Surgeons & Lung Cancer Screening Program: 413.535.4721

    ·         Urology Center: 413.533.3912

    ·         Vascular Center: 413.535.4785

    ·         Weight Management Program413.535.4757


    River Valley Counseling Center has the ability to treat existing patients, as well as intake new patients:

    ·         Behavioral Health Services: 413.540.1234

    ·         CONCERN EAP: 413.534.2625


    About Holyoke Medical Center:

    Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) is a 198-bed independent community 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 375 physicians and consulting staff.  Holyoke Medical Center is a nationally-accredited hospital and is the first and only hospital in Western Massachusetts to obtain the prestigious accomplishment of becoming certified in the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. HMC received the Top Hospital Award in 2016 and 2014 from the Leapfrog Group for excellence in quality of care and patient safety. This full-service hospital provides a complete line of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services, including an award-winning Stroke Service consistently recognized as one of the best in the state for the past decade and receiving the 2019 Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus & Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Holyoke Medical Center is a member of Valley Health Systems in Holyoke which also includes the affiliates Holyoke Medical Group, Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Life Care, and River Valley Counseling Center. To learn more, visit www.holyokehealth.com.