Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently donated $8,000 to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc. The generous donation was a result of proceeds from the hospital’s annual 5K Hunger Run road race, which was held on October 17, 2015.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) is among the first hospitals in New England to acquire the SynergyUHD4 4K by Arthrex®, which is the most advanced, multispecialty surgical visualization system in the world. The new revolutionary system integrates an ultra, high definition 4K programmable camera head, LED lighting, and an image management system into one console.
For patients suffering from kidney stones, Nashoba Valley Medical Center now offers lithotripsy, a nonsurgical treatment that uses high-energy shock waves to break kidney stones into tiny pieces. These pieces are then easily passed with urine.
On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, health care professionals from Nashoba Valley Medical Center and Steward Lunenburg Family Practice, along with patients, community members, and representatives from Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce and North Central Chamber, came together to celebrate the practice’s new expanded facility at 324 Massachusetts Avenue in Lunenburg.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center and Steward Lunenburg Family Practice are pleased to announce the practice’s recent move into a new expanded location at 324 Massachusetts Avenue in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. In celebration of its new facility, Steward Lunenburg Family Practice is hosting an open house on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center and Steward Medical Group are pleased to announce that Bolton Primary Care will be opening its new location at 146 Hudson Road in Bolton, Massachusetts, in mid-January of 2016.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center and Nashoba Family Medicine Practice-Steward Medical Group (SMG) welcomes Family Medicine Physician Tisha Dickey, DO, to the medical staff. Dr. Dickey provides primary care services to patients of all ages and is accepting new patients.
As the height of flu season approaches, Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC), a part of the Steward Health Care System, is encouraging residents living in the region to protect themselves by getting flu vaccines.
In honor of National Diabetes Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Month, the Diabetes and Endocrine Center at Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) is hosting a Diabetes Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, from 2:30 to 6 p.m., in NVMC’s Founders Conference Room, 200 Groton Road in Ayer, Massachusetts.
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s also a good time for women to think about mammograms and breast cancer screenings. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Women’s Imaging Center at Nashoba Valley Medical Center, 200 Groton Road in Ayer, Massachusetts, will host its annual Breast Health Day for women living in the Nashoba Valley region.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, Nashoba Valley Medical Center will host its 4th annual Hunger Run 5K road race. All proceeds from the event will benefit Loaves & Fishes, a non-profit organization that provides food and temporary support services to residents of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Shirley.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center and Steward Medical Group recently announced the addition of Cardiologist Daniela Capriles, MD, to the medical staff. Beginning October 2015, Dr. Capriles will start seeing patients in Ayer and appointments can be made at this time.
At the beginning of July 2015, Gabriel Simon, MD, became the new chief of emergency medicine at Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC). Since 2013, Simon has been a staff physician in NVMC’s emergency department.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) provided an estimated $704,000 in community benefits last year. The hospital’s reported total community benefit expenditures of $704,442 in 2014 included health and wellness programs, as well as free or discounted care provided directly to patients. Official reports were published on June 2, 2015, by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NMVC) has been named a recipient of a $248,175 Health Care Workforce Transformation Grant to enhance its overall patient experience through an employee designated health care training program. NVMC has partnered with Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) to provide training to all 448 members of the hospital staff over a 24-month period.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) has expanded its ophthalmic surgery services and recently welcomed Dr. Gisela Velez, a highly skilled retina surgeon, to the medical staff. Velez is the only retina surgeon practicing in Nashoba Valley and joins Ophthalmologist Dr. Steven Brusie in performing eye surgery for patients at NVMC’s new Eye Care Institute.
In addition to receiving high quality care and safety, Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s patients now have access to some of the most advanced technology right in their own community.
The Leapfrog Group named Nashoba Valley Medical Center, a part of the Steward Health Care System, to its annual list of Top Hospitals. An elite distinction awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Leapfrog Top Hospital distinction is awarded to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center has been honored for the third consecutive time with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 update to the Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog and the nation’s leading experts on patient safety.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center is among the first hospitals in the region to acquire the Olympus EVIS EXERA III video endoscopy system at its facility in Ayer, Massachusetts. This new endoscopy system uses a video processor, light source, endoscope and monitor, enabling physicians to peer inside the body to diagnose, detect and treat gastrointestinal (GI) diseases and other conditions.