HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – ServiceNet hosted a community ribbon-cutting and open house at its new Strive Clinic location on Friday.
The brain injury clinic, located at 1236 Main Street in Holyoke, is a highly praised facility that hopes to accomplish its goals at a larger facility serving patients needing treatment and therapy. According to a news release from ServiceNet, this by-appointment clinic had been located within the agency’s Enrichment Center in Chicopee, which was a full-day program for individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI). With an eye toward continuing expansion of this service line, ServiceNet moved to its Holyoke office building.
“It actually started during the pandemic helping the population safely. So we decided to open a clinic,” said Ella Werner, the Director of Operations.
The Strive Clinic provides treatment for dozens of men and women with brain injuries. Daniel DeLuck is a patient and very pleased with the help he’s received at the Brain Injury clinic, “Very, very informing, entertaining. I like coming here.”
“Everyday is a little bit different, we do have a set schedule, our clients come in, and our clients have brain injuries, coming from traumatic injuries from a car accident all the way to a stroke,” said Therapist Meagan Golightly.
The Strive Clinic and Enrichment Center was acclaimed as a 2022 HealthCare Hero, an award given by BusinessWest and HealthCare News, for their collaboration with Springfield College’s physical therapy program and the University of Massachusetts communications/speech therapy program. Students complete internships at both locations, gaining valuable clinical experience while extending the services available to brain-injured adults who qualify for the ABI Waiver.