Career Pulse

Lysse Joins BMLH and Quabbin Adult Medicine

WARE — Dr. Mario Lysse has joined Baystate Medical Practice – Quabbin Adult Medicine as a primary care physician, providing care at both Quabbin Adult locations: 95 Sargent St. in Belchertown, and at the practice located at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware.

“We are proud to have Dr. Lysse join the medical staff at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital,” said Dr. Mohammed Ahmed, chief medical officer of Baystate Mary Lane and the Baystate Health Eastern Region. “Though there continues to be a shortage of primary care physicians across the nation, we are proud that BMP – Quabbin Adult Medicine continues to grow.” Lysse joins Drs. Muhammad Gul, Ronald Beauzile, and Anuja Garg at the practice.

Lysse is a member of the American College of Physicians. He earned his medical degree from Université d’État d’Haiti and completed his residency in internal medicine at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York, where he also served as House Staff Chair for Metropolitan Hospital Center and the New York Medical College. Lysse also served as medical director for the Centre de Santé de la Croix des Missions, the Public Health Department in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

“It is a privilege to be part of this dynamic professional team of health care providers,” said Lysse. “I enjoy providing primary care because it allows me the opportunity to form a close relationship with my patients as I get to know them. I believe that health care maintenance and preventive medicine are the key components to maintain a healthy life, and I enjoy becoming partners with my patients as we work together to accomplish this.

“My patient care philosophy is to respect and value my patients regardless of religion, race, or culture,” he added. “By becoming familiar with each patient personally, getting to know their families, what is important to them, their background and culture, we form a dynamic doctor-patient relationship that is unique and invaluable to good health.”

Mont Marie Taps Petroff as Director of Nursing

HOLYOKE — Kathleen Petroff, RN, has been named director of Nursing at Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke. Petroff entered the field of long-term care 12 years ago and says she enjoys the continuity of care and patient relationships that are typical of working in nursing homes.

“My goals are to further the mission of the Mont Marie Health Care Center, which is to provide compassionate care to all,” she said. After only a few weeks in her new post, Petroff added that she is impressed by the kindness and compassion shown to residents and employees at the center.

Mont Marie Health Care Center, an 84-bed skilled nursing facility, is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield. The not-for-profit facility is open to members of the public and serves people of all faiths.

Prior to her new role, Petroff worked at the East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center, where she was assistant director of Nursing. Her health care background also includes several years of acute-care hospital experience.

Slater Joins Berkshire Ob/Gyn Associates

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of Dr. Lauren Slater, an obstetrician and gynecologist with a specialization in robotic gynecologic surgery, to the Berkshire Medical Center medical staff.

She also joins Berkshire Ob/Gyn Associates, practicing with Drs. Andrew Beckwith, Robert Benner, Herbert Kantor, Cassandra Service, and Michael Shreefter. She is accepting new patients in need of ob/gyn services.

Slater received her medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, and completed her residency training at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn.

In addition to providing general ob/gyn services, Slater will provide gynecologic surgery utilizing BMC’s da Vinci Surgical System, a state-of-the-art, robotics-assisted system that allows a surgeon to perform complex surgery through very small incisions and with great precision.

For more information or to make an appointment with Slater or one of her colleagues at Berkshire Ob/Gyn Associates, call (413) 499-8570.

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