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Grace LaValley Joins Baystate Wing Hospital Cardiology Team

PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital’s cardiology team recently welcomed Grace LaValley, doctorate nurse practitioner, to its cardiology practice located at Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer.

LaValley joins Baystate Wing with extensive cardiac-care experience as a member of the Baystate Medical Center Heart and Vascular Program. She has provided care in several other cardiology capacities at Baystate Medical Center, including the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement program, cardiovascular rehabilitation, and as nurse manager of the CARE Unit and the Endovascular Surgical Suites at the Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center.

“We are very excited to have Grace join to our cardiology team,” said Dr. Brian Laliberte, chair of Cardiology at Baystate Wing Hospital. “Her skills, knowledge, and commitment to quality and compassionate care will help us increase cardiology service availability in our community.”

LaValley earned her doctorate in nursing practice from Elms College in Chicopee, where she also completed her master of science degree in Nursing Education.

“I chose a career in cardiology because it’s a field that is persistently evolving and is scientifically and intellectually stimulating,” she said. “Cardiology is at the cutting edge of advances in technology that makes differences in patients’ lives and allows me to build long-term clinical relationships with patients.”

LaValley is a member of the American Assoc. of Nurse Practitioners, the American College of Cardiology, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She also served as adjunct professor at Elms College.

LaValley joins Dr. Brian Laliberte, Dr. Zachry Zichittella, and Gina Zichittella, nurse practitioner, in providing comprehensive cardiology care at Baystate Wing Cardiology, located at Baystate Wing Hospital, 40 Wright St., Palmer. For more information or to make an appointment, call Baystate Wing Cardiology at (413) 370-7880.