Mont Marie Health Care Center Opens New Entrance

HOLYOKE — The Mont Marie Health Care Center recently opened its new entrance with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the Most Rev. Timothy McDonnell, along with state and local officials.

The center, an 84-bed nursing home sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, had previously shared an entrance with the congregation’s Motherhouse and offices.

The new entryway provides direct access to the nursing facility. Health Care Center Administrator Sr. Betsy Sullivan said the project is, in part, a response to feedback from family members. “The new entrance will mean easier access for the public, especially elders,” she said. “It will also provide additional security for residents and staff.”

The eight-month-long construction project included the installation of a new elevator, a 36-space parking lot, and an updated phone system. The $900,000 project was funded by donations, grants, and loans.

The Mont Marie Health Care Center is a not-for-profit facility open to members of the public and serves persons of all faiths.