HMC’s Spiros Hatiras Recognized for Demonstrating ‘What’s Right in Health Care’

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) announced that President and CEO Spiros Hatiras has received the Huron Studer Group’s 2020 Healthcare Hero Award. The award was presented during the 18th annual What’s Right in Health Care conference on Aug. 11-12.

Don Dean, managing director and leadership advisor at Huron’s Studer Group business, nominated Hatiras for the award. The nomination was based on the quick response of Hatiras and the team at Holyoke Medical Center in supporting the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. When the call for help came from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, HMC arranged to provide room and care to residents in a matter of hours.

“Spiros exemplifies what it means to be a healthcare hero,” said Debbie Ritchie, president of Huron’s Studer Group business. “He is a leader in the community and continues to improve the healthcare organization and the patient experience. I congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition.”

The What’s Right in Health Care Hero Award honors individuals impacting the healthcare industry. Individuals from across the industry were encouraged to nominate a peer or colleague at any level and in any department of their healthcare organization. In addition to Hatiras, the 2020 recipients include:

• Madeline Bell, CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia;

• Amanda Kidd, chief Nursing officer at Cornerstone Health Group in Dallas; and

• Erica Steed, director of Patient Experience at Wellstar North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Ga.

“These individuals are committed to transforming the healthcare industry and improving the patient experience,” Ritchie said. “They continue to position their organizations for performance excellence, and we congratulate them on this outstanding achievement.”