Baystate CEO Tolosky Honored

SPRINGFIELD — Mark R. Tolosky, president and CEO of Baystate Health System, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Health Care Executive of the Year Award at the Mass. Hospital Association’s recent annual meeting.


The award recognizes ACHE affiliates who are experienced in the field and have significantly contributed toward the advancement of health care management excellence and the achievement of the goals of ACHE.

Affiliates are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative and creative management, executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community, contributions to the development of others in the health care profession, leadership in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities, participation in civic/community activities and projects, and participation in ACHE activities and interest in assisting the college in achieving its objectives.

Tolosky came to Springfield in 1992 to head Baystate Medical Center as CEO after serving as the executive vice president of Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was appointed to the presidency of Baystate Health System in 2003 and assumed the role of president and CEO of the system in January 2004.

During his tenure at Baystate, Tolosky has overseen an extensive expansion in the North End of Springfield and new facilities, including a surgery and conference center, an ambulatory care center, a biotechnology center in collaboration with UMass Amherst, and the new $39 million D’Amour Center for Cancer Care, which opened in January.

Tolosky serves on the board of trustees for the Mass. Hospital Assoc., for which he served as chairman from 2002 to 2003. He is a member of the board of directors for the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the Pioneer Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business from the State University of New York at Binghampton, and holds a master’s degree in Hospital and Health Care Administration from Xavier University and a juris doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Noble Visiting Nurse, Hospice Services Names New Director

WESTFIELD — David M. Mol has been named executive director of Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services.

Most recently, Mol served as the agency’s chief financial officer. A resident of Chicopee, he received his undergraduate degree from Western New England College and a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Anna Maria College. Prior to joining Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services, Mol was a financial officer at the Visiting Nurse Assoc. and Hospice of New England.

Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services is located at 77 Mill St. in Westfield. The agency provides home health and hospice care to residents throughout Western Mass.

Providence Prenatal Center Relocates

HOLYOKE — The Sisters of Providence Health System announced recently that the Providence Prenatal Center of Holyoke, formerly Mercy Women’s Health Center, has relocated from Maple Street to 384 High St..

The facility’s phone number, (413) 536-7385, will remain the same.

Providence Prenatal Center of Holyoke has been providing women’s health services in the heart of Holyoke for more than 40 years. With more than 30 different programs, it offers services to women of all ages, and these services are based on a holistic model encompassing physical, spiritual, and psychological wellness.

Last year, the center delivered more than 300 babies and treated nearly 2,200 women needing prenatal and gynecological care. The team of midwives, physicians, and caregivers provides a full range of quality services, including prenatal and gynecological services, social services, nutrition, and substance abuse referrals, as well as outreach.

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