Holy Family Hospital to Host a Senior Lunch on the Importance of Taking Care of Retinas

Haverhill, MA – The importance of taking care of your retinas for optimal vision will be the topic during Senior Lunch at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill on March 6, 2018.

Optometrist Laura Anne Potvin, OD will explain what causes flashes of light and/or something floating in your vision and why it’s important to act swiftly when it happens. She will also talk about the symptoms and causes of retinal detachments and diabetic retinopathy.

 Dr. Potvin graduated from the New England College of Optometry and joined her father, Dr. Bernard S. Potvin, in practice. She continues to run the Groveland practice today.

She is a member in good standing of The American Optometric Association general body and contact lens section, and The Massachusetts Society of Optometrists.

 The senior luncheon presentation will be held in hospital’s first-floor auditorium from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost of $5 includes a full dinner and the presentation.

 The menu includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee, and tea.

 Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill is located at 140 Lincoln Avenue in Haverhill, MA. Registration is required. To register, please email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org or call Jean at (978) 420-1168.

 About Holy Family Hospital

Holy Family Hospital is one of only 44 hospitals nationwide to earn the 2017 Top General Hospital Award from The Leapfrog Group, and is the only hospital in the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire to earn this distinction for performance on national standards of quality and safety. Holy Family Hospital is a 385-bed acute-care hospital with three campuses: Holy Family Hospital – Methuen, Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill and Andover Surgery Center. Both full-service hospital locations provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services to the greater Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. Holy Family Hospital, the proud recipient of the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and the Leapfrog Group “A” Hospital Safety Grade, is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Advanced Certification in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery by The Joint Commission, and is Nationally Recognized by BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts as a Blue Distinction Center® Plus for excellence in hip and knee replacements and as a Blue Distinction Center® for Spine Surgery. Our Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been named a Center of Excellence six years in a row by Healogics. The hospital’s strengths include orthopedic care, cancer care, neurology/neurosurgery, general surgery, thoracic and pulmonary care, urologic surgery, ENT surgery, wound care and hyperbaric medicine, maternity care, and behavioral medicine.  Holy Family Hospital is part of Steward Health Care, a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where our patients live. Steward operates 36 community hospitals in ten states that employ approximately 37,000 people and regularly receives top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes more than 26 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,300 beds under management, and more than 1.1 million covered lives through the company’s managed care and health insurance services.