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.
Today, Nashoba Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services awarded $318,240.00 in grant funding to support successful patient programs at Nashoba Valley Medical Center.
In an effort to help patients struggling with weight loss, Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently opened the Center for Weight Control to provide services centered around weight loss solutions, including the OPTIFAST® Program.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently donated $5,695 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 19, 2013.
Today, Steward Health Care System LLC (Steward) announced the appointment of Salvatore L. Perla as president of Nashoba Valley Medical Center, effective January 20, 2014.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently celebrated the grand opening of its Garvin Center for Geriatric Psychiatry Unit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.