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Holyoke Medical Center Earns 2016 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

HOLYOKE — The Leapfrog Group announced that Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has been named a Top Hospital for the second time in three years. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases HMC’s commitment to patient safety and quality.

“It is with great pride Holyoke Medical Center accepts the Top Hospital award for the second time. Being one of only two hospitals in Massachusetts to receive this distinction demonstrates how truly hard our team is focused on providing high-quality care in a safe environment, close to home. I extend my sincere gratitude to the exceptional staff of HMC for their dedication and focus,” said Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems Inc.

HMC received a Top General Hospital distinction, and was one of 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country. Selection is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.

“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than 3{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} of hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Holyoke Medical Center has established its commitment to safer and higher-quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in the Pioneer Valley requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff, and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”

To see the full list of institutions honored as 2016 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.