Noble Brings Primary Care to Westfield
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — For years, many Westfield, Southwick and hill town residents have been driving out of town for primary care. But not anymore thanks to Noble Primary Care, a brand new facility on Union Street in Westfield.
“Our patients were traveling to the East, across the river for their care and what we firmly believe at Noble Hospital and the Noble Health Network is that care should be close to home,” says Ron Bryant, CEO of Noble Hospital.
“That’s a long way to travel if you have to cross the river to go to Springfield and there are excellent facilities there as well, but we’d like to try to keep people closer to home and this facility allows that to happen,” says Don Humason, state senator for the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District.
Right now, there’s a nationwide and statewide shortage of primary care physicians, so hiring doctors to staff the facility was difficult — but not impossible.
“We now have six new primary care physicians, and we have seven total,” says Bryant.
Those physicians are working in a brand new facility.
“They have state-of-the-art radiology across the hall,” says Bryant. “They have lab services, all the primary diagnostic service you need are at the hospital, which is just a hop, skip and a jump away.”
“State-of-the-art, beautiful facility, easy in and out, right here on Union Street in Westfield, and it just invigorates everyone in the practice,” adds Humason.
The practice is still growing. Noble plans to hire an additional physician this Fall.