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Free Head and Neck Cancer Screenings at Holy Family Hospital

April 6, 2017

Those who smoke, chew tobacco, consume alcohol, or have a prior history of head and neck cancer, have a greater risk of developing head and neck cancer. Symptoms include a lump, a sore that does not heal, a sore throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing, and a change or hoarseness in the voice.

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Holy Family Hospital to Host Second Annual Mental Health and Wellness Forum in Methuen on April 13

April 5, 2017

The event is part of educational outreach to residents on mental health issues. During the event a panel of experts will discuss the challenges of having both a mental health and substance use disorder.

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Holy Family Hospital to Offer Free Seminar on Same Day Discharge Joint Replacement Surgery

March 17, 2017

Orthopedic Surgeon Steven J. Andriola, MD will explain how patients can have joint replacement surgery and go home the same day.

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Holy Family Hospital Urologist Offers Free Seminar on New Treatments for the Enlarged Prostate

March 17, 2017

Dr. Canellakis will discuss treatment options, including new minimally invasive procedures such as UroLift™ which reduces pressure on the urethra and helps preserve sexual function.

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Holy Family Hospital’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center Named a Center of Excellence for the Sixth Consecutive Year

February 22, 2017

For the sixth year in a row Holy Family Hospital’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has earned the Robert A. Warriner, III Center of Excellence award for exceeding healing and quality benchmarks. The honor comes from Healogics, one of the nation’s leading wound care management companies.

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Holy Family Hospital to Host a Senior Supper about Congestive Heart Failure

February 14, 2017

Primary Care Physician Nita Pant, MD will talk about the causes of congestive heart failure, what patients can do on their own to help prevent it, treatment options, and common medications used to treat it.

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Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill to Offer a Senior Lunch Presentation on Healthy Eating

February 14, 2017

Beth Cronin, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Holy Family Hospital, will offer tips about meal planning, supermarket shopping, and snack choices.

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Holy Family Hospital Urologist to Offer Free Seminar on the Overactive Bladder

February 14, 2017

Urologist Abdulrahman Babeir, MD will talk about the causes of incontinence in men and women, and available treatment options.

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Six Holy Family Hospital Physicians Named Top Doctors for 2017

January 26, 2017

Castle Connolly Top Doctors are rated in the Top 10 Percent of physicians in their medical specialty in their geographic region, and considered physician leaders within their communities. Holy Family Hospital’s Top Doctors for 2017 are Orthopedic Surgeons Eric Arvidson, MD, Barry Bickley, MD, and Tahsin Ergin, MD; Urologist Steven Previte, MD; Plastic Surgeon George Chatson, MD; and Otolaryngologist Daryl Colden, MD.

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Holy Family Hospital to Offer Free Seminar on Heart Failure In Honor of American Heart Month

January 6, 2017

Primary Care Physician Nita Pant, MD will talk about systolic and diastolic heart failure, explain what patients can do on their own to prevent it, and talk about medications used to treat heart failure.

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Steward Health Care and Holy Family Hospital Announce Dr. Joseph Weinstein as New System-Wide Chief Medical Officer

December 20, 2016

Dr. Joseph Weinstein, a cardiologist, has been a practicing physician for nearly three decades. Steward’s first Chief Medical Officer, Justine Carr, recently retired, leaving a legacy of improvements at Holy Family Hospital that have benefitted Methuen and Haverhill area families. Dr. Weinstein is committed to continuing this progress.

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Steward Health Care Selected For Innovative Masshealth Accountable Care Pilot Program

December 20, 2016

Steward Health Care System, parent company of Holy Family Hospital, has been selected as one of six Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Massachusetts to participate in MassHealth’s Pilot Medicaid ACO program. Through this pilot, Steward aims to increase care management and care coordination for Medicaid patients.

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Holy Family Hospital Awarded Community Value 100 Designation as One of Top Performing Community Hospitals in the Country

December 20, 2016

The 2016 Community Value Leadership Award is from nationally recognized data and consulting firm Cleverley + Associates, which first published its Community Value Index in 2004. It remains the most comprehensive index dedicated to hospital value assessment, examining ten measures within four performance areas – financial viability and plant reinvestment, hospital cost structure, hospital charge structure, and hospital quality performance.

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Holy Family Hospital Announces Revolutionary Procedure for Patients with Liver Cancer

December 20, 2016

Holy Family is the only hospital on the North Shore of Massachusetts offering Y-90 Radioembolization - localized and targeted radiation therapy that delivers a dose of radiation up to 40 times higher than conventional external beam therapy and only affects the liver tumor itself. Healthy liver tissue remains unaffected.

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Holy Family Hospital Now Offering Advanced Lung Cancer Screening for Current and Former Smokers at High Risk

December 14, 2016

Low-Dose CT uses state-of-the-art computed tomography to find lung cancer before there are symptoms. The detailed pictures detect potentially treatable lung cancers that are often too small to be detected with an x-ray. When lung cancer is detected at an early stage, success rates for treating the disease are much higher.

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Holy Family Hospital Announces Advanced Testing to Rapidly Identify Sepsis and Potentially Save Lives

December 14, 2016

Holy Family is the first hospital in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to introduce Verigene® testing, a new technology that rapidly identifies sepsis-causing bacteria so the right therapies can be administered quickly and potentially save lives.

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Holy Family Hospital Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Offers Free Seminar on Solutions for Back Pain

December 12, 2016

Nikhil Thakur, MD will describe common complaints associated with spine issues, identify the various conditions that cause them, and review the non-surgical and surgical options available.

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Holy Family Hospital-Haverhill and Massachusetts Nurses Association Reach Agreement on Three-Year Labor Contract

December 9, 2016

The three-year labor agreement includes wage increases, a pension plan, and provisions to make health insurance even more affordable for all MNA represented employees. Steward now has labor agreements in place for all 28 of its bargaining units – including those represented by the MNA, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Teamsters Local 25, IOUE 877, UFSPO, and the Area Trades Council.

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Holy Family Hospital Announces New Center for Advanced Thoracic and Pulmonary Care

November 28, 2016

Surgical Director is World-Renowned Thoracic and Airway Surgeon John C. Wain, MD, the surgical founder of lung transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital and the first surgeon in New England to perform living related lung transplantation.

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Holy Family Hospital Again Earns “A” Hospital Safety Score

November 22, 2016

Holy Family is one of just 72 hospitals in the nation to earn Straight A’s from The Leapfrog Group since the award was created in 2012.