Wednesday, September 30, 2015

March of Dimes Labor & Delivery Nurse of the Year

Holyoke Medical Center announced that Lisa Pack of Holyoke Medical Center has been named "Nurse of the Year" by The March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter in the category of Labor and Delivery. This is the third consecutive year a Holyoke Medical Center nurse has received this elite distinction.

"Lisa is highly deserving of this prestigious recognition," said Spiros Hatiras, President and Chief Executive Officer, Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems, Inc. "Holyoke Medical Center prides itself on its exemplary team of professionals such as Lisa, who demonstrate consummate skill and deep compassion in providing critical nursing care."

"I am humbled to be recognized by the March of Dimes to be chosen for this award," said Pack. "I feel blessed to be a member of the birthing center staff, where I have now worked for 22 years since it opened. It is a job I love and where we work as a team to support and empower women to have the birth they desire. I am also deeply committed to MorherWoman and post partum depression, for which I facilitate a weekly support group at Midwifery Care of Holyoke."

Pack, a resident of Amherst, will be honored at a reception at Holyoke Medical Center on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 2pm in the hospital lobby.

The Nurse of the Year Awards is a statewide event that recognizes exceptional nurses, creates awareness of professional excellence and promotes the future of the nursing profession, while helping to advance the mission of the March of Dimes. The Nurse of the Year selection committee reviewed applications in the categories of: Advanced Practice, Community Health, Public Health, Education, Neonatal, Nurse Researcher, Administration, Pediatric, Family Medicine, Women's Health, Student Nurse, Maternal/Newborn, Labor and Delivery, and Antepartum. More than 75 finalists emerged and 17 were chosen to receive top honors in each of the categories.

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