Michael Case Appointed Board Chair at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home
HOLYOKE — Gov. Charlie Baker recently visited the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home to tour the facility and swear in Michael Case as the new chairman of the board of trustees. Baker was joined by local legislators and visited with residents to discuss the administration’s ongoing commitment to supporting the facility.
“Meeting the needs of the Commonwealth’s veterans and their families is a top priority for our administration,” Baker said. “I am pleased to announce Michael Case, a 35-year war veteran and a devoted public servant, as the new chair of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home and thank [outgoing board chair] Steve Como for his work on the board over the years. The mission and importance of this home is crucial, and I thank the staff for their dedication to providing quality healthcare for our veterans.”
Case is a Vietnam veteran who has served for more than 35 years in the Air Force and with the Massachusetts National Guard. He has served in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq, and as part of rescue efforts during Hurricane Katrina. As a guardsman, Case also served as a police officer in Pittsfield for more than 20 years. During his career, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and served as commander of the Special Reaction Team. Recently, Case has assisted other veterans as the Veterans Service officer for the town of Washington. He sits on the board of directors at Mycom Federal Credit Union in Pittsfield and was elected to the Washington Board of Selectmen and the Central Berkshire Regional School Committee.
The Holyoke Soldiers’ Home is a state-funded, fully accredited healthcare facility that includes full-time residential accommodations, an on-site dental clinic, and a multi-service outpatient department.