Friday, March 20, 2015

Carl Cameron Named COO of Holyoke Medical Center


Spiros Hatiras, President and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center has announced the promotion of Carl Cameron, to Chief Operating Officer of Holyoke Medical Center (HMC). Cameron is embracing his new role implementing important changes to the institution, which includes transforming patient rooms, and the expansion of the rehabilitation unit, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab. 

Cameron most recently served as Vice President of Operations and was also Chief Information Officer at HMC. "Over the past 14 years, Carl has continued to guide Holyoke Medical Center in an innovative direction, especially in the area of information systems. He has helped bring HMC to the forefront of electronic medical records, enabling HMC to be of the first in the state to have a Health Information Exchange and connect to the Mass HIway, securing the sharing of patient medical records with healthcare providers throughout the commonwealth. His guidance and expertise are key to moving our organization forward in transforming healthcare delivery in the Pioneer Valley and surrounding areas," said Hatiras.

"Under the leadership of Spiros Hatiras, we are making a lot of positive changes within the organization, for our patients and for our employees, and I'm really excited to have the opportunity to be a part of that," said Cameron, a native of Holyoke who enjoys "making a positive difference within the community I grew up in." 

Cameron earned his B.A. degree in Business Administration from Western New England College (WNEC), and an M.S. degree in Information Systems from WNEC. He also earned a certificate in Lean Healthcare from the University of Michigan.

Prior experience includes serving as Director of Information Technology for the City of Holyoke and at Lennox Healthcare, a long-term healthcare company with 150 nursing homes throughout the United States.

Cameron is a resident of South Hadley and lives with his wife Joan, a teacher in the Holyoke Public School system and two children.
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Holyoke Medical Center is a 198-bed facility with 1,200 employees serving individuals and families throughout the cities and towns of Holyoke, Chicopee, South Hadley, Granby, Easthampton, Southampton, West Springfield and Belchertown. The medical staff includes more than 300 physicians and consulting staff. Holyoke Medical Center is a nationally-accredited hospital and received a 2014 Top Hospital Award from the Leapfrog Group for excellence in quality of care and patient safety. Among some of top-rated services at HMC is the award-winning HMC Stroke Service which has been consistently rated as one of the best in the state by The American Heart and Stroke Association. Areas of clinical emphasis also include behavioral health, critical care, emergency care, orthopedics, oncology, rehabilitation, women's health services, and speech and hearing services. Holyoke Medical Center is a member of Valley Health Systems in Holyoke which also includes the affiliates Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Life Care, Western Mass Physician Associates and River Valley Counseling Center.

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