About Our Practice
Holyoke Pediatric Associates, LLP (HPA) is the largest pediatric practice in Western Massachusetts, serving patients from Pioneer Valley communities at offices in Holyoke and South Hadley. HPA is a group medical practice consisting of Board Certified Pediatricians, certified Nurse Practioners, and over 75 clinical, lab, nutritional, and clerical support staff. The practice has been continuously serving the health care needs of infants, children, and adolescents since 1971.
In addition to primary care services, HPA provides a fully licensed medical laboratory, nutritional counseling, lactation counseling, behavioral health services, and patient education. HPA also provides in-hospital support for new mothers and in-hospital care for our patients at Baystate Medical Center.
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History of HPA
The practice was originally formed in 1970 when four solo pediatricians, Robert Abrams, Roland Stebbins, Ralph Levin-Epstein and Henry Burkhardt got together and shared space in Holyoke to provide day, night and weekend coverage. In the ensuing twenty years the practice has grown and Holyoke Pediatric Associates (HPA) expanded its area of coverage by opening an office in South Hadley. In 1997, the Holyoke office moved to its current larger facility at 150 Lower Westfield Road.
Today, HPA delivers services at over 60,000 children visits per year while being open all weekdays and nights, weekend days, and most holidays, closing only on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. HPA's physician services extend to Baystate Medical Center where all of our pediatricians are on staff to provide continuity of care. Additionally, when lab tests are needed we provide our patients with convenient on-site lab testing services at our state-approved laboratory located at the Holyoke office.
HPA's pediatricians are very involved in the communities they serve. In addition to the Reach Out and Read program, the founding physicians helped create the Holyoke Health Center twenty-five years ago, and to this day continue to provide pediatric care there. Holyoke Pediatrics was also instrumental in starting a Teen Clinic in the Holyoke Public School System.
Mission & Philosophy Statement
The mission of Holyoke Pediatric Associates, LLP is to provide the highest quality of health care for children and adolescents that is accessible, affordable, continuous, coordinated, comprehensive, family oriented, and socioculturally sensitive to meet the health needs of our patients and their families. Holyoke Pediatric Associates seeks to contribute to the welfare of its community through active participation in community health care organizations and by advocacy for the health care needs of the public.
HPA Values & Goals
Maintain the highest standard of professional practice.
Encourage parents to be partners in the health and well being of their children.
Foster a climate of communication and collaboration with parents, patients, and staff.
Create an environment favorable to learning and personal growth.
Encourage honesty & integrity at all times.
Provide staff, parents and patients safe, attractive and functional facilities.
Ensure management and staff at all levels will be productive, effective, efficient and accountable.
Maintain favorable provider/staff/patient ratios.
Create, facilitate and evaluate performance improvement initiatives.
Encourage and develop partnerships with businesses and community organizations.