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Valley Medical Group Patient News

May 26, 2021

Information for Patients, Families and Visitors  

Masks/face coverings will continue to be required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at all times at Valley Medical Group effective May 29,th in accordance with the order by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

 

 

 

September 30th, 2021

 

Dear Valley Medical Group Patients and Families,

I hope you and your loved ones are well. I know the promise many of us felt in July at the dwindling of COVID cases has faded some with the resurgence of the Delta variant. We are fortunate that with high levels of vaccinations and better adherence to sound policies about masking, we are not experiencing the same pressures many health care systems and communities are as hospitalizations and deaths spike, mostly amongst the unvaccinated.

Although we continue to offer COVID care and advice at VMG, our principle work remains providing you with comprehensive primary and specialty care. It is important that we see you if have problems you have been putting off or are due for preventative or well care. We have appointments available in person and by telehealth. We continue to take precautions around spacing, cleaning, and masking to make your time in our offices as safe as possible. And while the vast majority of our employees have been vaccinated for months, we are proud to announce that Valley Medical Group has established a COVID vaccine requirement for all our employees effective October 1st. Please do your part to keep our patients and staff safe and get a vaccine if you have not already done so.

We are also very excited to share an opportunity for patients and families to partner with us around designing health care which better meets your needs. In late October, Valley Medical Group will convene a Patient and Family Advisory Council. This is a group of concerned patients and their supporters who will meet quarterly to provide us with ideas, advice, and feedback about the care we provide. It is our hope that with your involvement and engagement, we can make the experience of getting care at VMG easier, safer, and more useful for you and those you love. If you are interested in serving, please click on the Patient and Family Advisory Council tab in the purple banner on the top of our web page vmgma.com or email pfac@vmgma.com.

 

Finally, as of October 1, 2021, all laboratory and pathology results performed at Valley Medical Group laboratories will be made available to you on the portal at the same time they are released to your provider. We think this information belongs to you and expect this will improve how quickly you get your results, and will serve as a safeguard to be sure you know what is going on with your health.

 

Yours in health,

Paul D. Carlan, MD

President, Valley Medical Group

 

VMG Working to be an Anti Racist Practice

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17th), we want to raise awareness of the Kaiser Family Foundation's report on Racial Disparities in Women's Maternal Health. VMG stands firmly in the belief that "It Takes A Village" to raise a child, to raise awareness, and to undo racism! Therefore, we are sharing resources so our whole community can become more knowledgeable on this topic, starting with the Black Mamas Matter Toolkit!

 

Where better to begin than in utero to assert the birthright of our children, mothers, and all humans to live in a world free from racism. This past year, COVID highlighted the racial differences in access to healthcare and the prevalence of illnesses that co-exist among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Now, let us take the recent CDC statement committing to address racism as a serious threat to public health as a collective call to action to encourage systemic interventions to address the factors that impact the health and wellbeing of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. These include stress, food insecurity, police brutality, inequities in the legal system, poverty, employment discrimination, environmental hazards, educational inequities, etc.

 

We hope this holistic, race conscious approach to health will redirect resources to racially marginalized groups and support funding for research on the long term impacts of racism and intergenerational trauma on mental and physical wellbeing. Valley Medical Group, for its part, has committed to a Climate Survey and Interrupting Racism trainings for our whole staff to root racism out of public health and provide culturally sensitive and proactive, racially responsive care to all our patients.  

 

For further resources, please check out: 

Nine Organizations Working to Save Black Mothers

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CONTACT US

Valley Medical Group can be contacted through each of our offices listed below.​

31 Hall Drive
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone (413) 256-8561
Fax 1-866-644-0869

 

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

 

238 Northampton Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone (413) 529-9300
Fax 1-866-644-0870

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

          Telephones, 8am-5pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

329 Conway Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone (413) 774-6301
Fax 1-866-644-0871

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

         Telephones, 8am-5pm

Saturday Urgent Care, 10am-1pm

         Telephones, 9am-1pm

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

 
CONTACT US

Valley Medical Group can be contacted through each of our offices listed below.​

31 Hall Drive
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone (413) 256-8561
Fax 1-866-644-0869

 

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 7am–4:20pm

Scheduled Appointments Encouraged

 

238 Northampton Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone (413) 529-9300
Fax 1-866-644-0870

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

          Telephones, 8am-5pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 6:30am–4:20pm

Scheduled Appointments Encouraged

329 Conway Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone (413) 774-6301
Fax 1-866-644-0871

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

         Telephones, 8am-5pm

Saturday Urgent Care, 10am-1pm

         Telephones, 9am-1pm

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 6am–4:20pm

Saturday, 7am - 10:20am

Scheduled Appointments Encouraged

 

70 Main Street
Florence, MA 01062
Phone (413) 586-8400
Fax 1-866-644-0872

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

          Telephones, 8am-5pm 

Saturday Urgent Care, 8am-4pm

          Telephones, 8am-4pm

Sunday Urgent Care, 8am-12pm

          Telephones, 8am-12pm

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 6:30am–4:20pm

Saturday, 8am - 11:20am

Scheduled Appointments Encouraged