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Greenfield Heart & Vascular moves to new space at Baystate Franklin Medical Center

March 18, 2016

Baystate Heart & Vascular, Greenfield practice, has moved from its former location at 48 Sanderson Street to a renovated space on the second floor of Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High Street. The new office suite is adjacent to Baystate Franklin’s Cardiopulmonary Department. The renovations and move will allow Baystate Franklin to add more continuity to the care of heart and vascular patients.

Benefits to patients include:

  • Increased convenience. The new suite is closer to testing areas – stress lab, echocardiography, imaging – should the need arise. “All our cardiopulmonary testing is right in the same building, so if someone needs a stress test, for example, the lab is right down the hall,” explained Thomas Higgins, MD, interim president & CEO of Baystate Franklin Medical Center. “It’s less travel for our patients, and makes it more efficient for our physicians to supervise those tests.”
  • Greater access. Because of time saved not having to send patients and physicians back and forth from Sanderson Street to the testing labs in the main hospital, providers will be able to see more patients throughout the day. Both providers and patients save time by not having to travel between the two buildings for consultations in one building and testing in another.

Realizing a Dream of Outstanding Local Care

Congratulating Baystate Franklin on its new facility during a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony, Aaron Kugelmass, MD, vice president and medical director, Baystate Heart & Vascular Program, commented, “This is an unbelievable opportunity for our physicians to streamline their activities, as inpatient beds, ICU, cardiopulmonary testing are all just down the hall. We are realizing a dream that we have had of regionalizing care across western Massachusetts, and doing it in a way that provides outstanding local services, so people don’t have to travel to get the nationally recognized level of care they deserve.”

Timothy Egan, MD, cardiologist, and medical director of Cardiology at Baystate Franklin, stated, “This allows us, day to day, to take care of more patients, with more flexibility in our schedules, and to take care of both our inpatients and outpatients more efficiently.”

Services now available in the Baystate Heart & Vascular suite include:

  • Non-invasive Cardiology – Timothy Egan, MD; Zohair Raza, MD; Heba Wassif, MD
  • Electrophysiology – Senthil Sivalingam, MD
  • Interventional Cardiology & General Cardiology – Amir Lotfi, MD
  • Vascular Surgery – Jeffrey Kaufman, MD; Sang Won Rhee, MD
  • Heart & Vascular Advanced Practice – Emily Patno, NP
  • Device Clinic (pacemaker and implantable defibrillator checks) – Senthil Sivalingam, MD; Emily Patno, NP
  • Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine – Robert Ajello, MD; Sunil Dhunna, MD
  • Infectious Diseases – Angela Martagon-Villamil, MD

“We are very proud to inaugurate this revised facility here in Greenfield, said Dr. Higgins. “It represents an investment by Baystate Health in keeping care local in this community.”