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A Noninvasive Treatment for Kidney Stones Now Offered at Nashoba Valley Medical Center

February 3, 2016

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.

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Community Members, Officials, and Health Care Professionals Come Together to Celebrate Steward Lunenburg Family Practices’ New Expanded Facility

January 26, 2016

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.

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Steward Lunenburg Family Practice Opens New Expanded Facility and Hosts Open House for Patients and Community Members

January 4, 2016

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.

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Steward Medical Group is Expanding Primary Care Services and Opening Bolton Primary Care in the New Year

December 10, 2015

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.

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Family Medicine Physician Tisha Dickey, DO, Joins Nashoba Family Medicine Practice and Steward Medical Group

December 7, 2015

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Announces Flu Vaccine Available at Primary Care Practices

November 18, 2015

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Hosts Diabetes Expo and Offers Patients with Diabetes Cutting-edge Treatments

November 10, 2015

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s Women’s Imaging Center to Host Annual Breast Health Day on Oct. 20, 2015

October 9, 2015

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center to Host 4th Annual Hunger Run 5K and Walk, October 17

September 23, 2015

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.

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Daniela Capriles, MD, Joins Nashoba Valley Medical Center to Provide Cardiology Services to Patients in the Nashoba Valley Region

September 9, 2015

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Announces Dr. Gabriel Simon, MD, as New Chief of Emergency Medicine

July 16, 2015

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Gave $704,000 in Community Benefits in 2014

June 22, 2015

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center, in Partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College, Receives Nearly a Quarter of a Million Dollar Grant toward an Employee Health Care Training Program

June 1, 2015

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Opens New Eye Care Institute and Welcomes Retina Surgeon Dr. Gisela Velez

May 18, 2015

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.

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Advanced Technology Offerings Expand at Nashoba Valley Medical Center

April 27, 2015

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Awarded Top Hospital Distinction for Quality and Safety by the Leapfrog Group

December 2, 2014

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety by Independent Industry Watchdog

November 17, 2014

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Acquires New Olympus EVIS EXERA III Endoscopy System to Help with Earlier Detection of Digestive Diseases

August 28, 2014

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Awarded $318,240 in Mass. Grant Funding for Successful Patient Programs

August 24, 2014

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.

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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Offers Patients Weight Loss Solutions at New Center for Weight Control

June 26, 2014

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.