Career Pulse

HMC Taps Chevalier as ED Nurse Manager

HOLYOKE — Kelly Chevalier has been named nurse manager of the Emergency Department at Holyoke Medical Center.

Chevalier is a graduate of American International College with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She has worked as an adjunct faculty member with nursing students in their clinical rotation.

Prior to her arrival at Holyoke she had most recently worked at Baystate Medical Center as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department and as the night-shift assistant nurse manager.

She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Assoc. and has attained her certification in Emergency Nursing. Chevalier also holds certifications in Advanced Cardiac/Basic Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum, and Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course.

Wu Joins BMC Medical Staff

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has announced the appointment of Dr. Jacqueline Wu a board-certified, fellowship-trained general surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgical procedures, to the BMC medical staff and the physician staff of Surgical Professional Services of BMC.

Wu is partnered with Drs. Timothy Counihan and Joseph Pfeifer at Surgical Professional Services of BMC, located at the BMC Medical Arts Complex, 777 North St., Pittsfield.

Wu most recently served in the Department of Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center, and she is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. She received her medical degree from UMass Medical School, where she also served her residency in general surgery. She was fellowship-trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

For an appointment with Wu or one of her colleagues at Surgical Professional Services of BMC, call (413) 447-2745.

Mojica to Head HMC’s Community Outreach

HOLYOKE — Rafael Mojica has been promoted to the position of Community Outreach manager at Holyoke Medical Center.

He had worked 14 years previously at the facility as an interpreter, and later as the department’s coordinator. In his new position, Mojica will oversee HMC’s interpreter service and transportation service.

Mojica obtained his first medical terminology certificate in 1977 and has received training at Springfield Technical Community College and UMass in various related fields, including medical interpreting, translating, English as a second language, and Spanish.

He has been a member of the International Medical Interpreters Assoc. for the past 14 years. Prior to coming to HMC, Mojica worked at Baystate Medical Center and has also completed studies in Theology in the Spanish Eastern Bible Institute of the Assemblies of God Inc., where he obtained an associate’s degree.

Mojica is a teacher in the same institute and has volunteered in prison ministry at the Hampden Country Correctional Institute in Ludlow.

Tokman Appointed HMC Patient Accounts Manager

HOLYOKE — Louise Tokman has been named Patient Accounts manager at Holyoke Medical Center.

Tokman graduated from Western New England College with an master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration, and from Westfield State College with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Business.

She is certified in Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt, and is completing her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She is also going to pursue her Master Six Sigma Black Belt after completion of her Black Belt.

Tokman has worked as a health care consultant for Healthcare Provider Advocates (HPA) for the past year and a half, and is a member of HFMA, MHA, and MAPAM. Prior to working as a consultant, she worked for Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs, Conn., as well as BMC HealthNet Plan, Health New England and Baystate Medical Center.

Pediatrician Young Elected MMS President

WALTHAM — Dr. Lynda Young was elected president of the Mass. Medical Society (MMS) at the society’s annual meeting on May 19.

She will serve a one-year term as the top officer of the society of the statewide professional association of physicians, whose membership includes nearly 23,000 physicians, residents, and medical students throughout the Commonwealth. Young succeeds Dr. Alice Coombs, a critical care specialist at South Shore Hospital, in the post.

Young, a board-certified pediatrician with Chandler Pediatrics in Worcester and chief of the Division of Community Pediatrics at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, served the organization as president-elect and vice president for the last two years.

A graduate of the State University of New York with a medical degree, she has been a member of the society since 1988 and serves MMS in many capacities, including its Board of Trustees, House of Delegates, and Committee on Administration and Management. She is also a past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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