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With close to 200 guests in attendance, Waveny LifeCare Network thanked its many contributors at its annual Donor Recognition reception on Thursday, October 20. Dede and Jim Bartlett, Carole Clarkson and Tripp Killin of the Jeniam Foundation, and Legacy Society inductees Emily and Tom Nissley were honored for their long-time support, involvement and commitment to Waveny and its mission. “In recognition of their extraordinary generosity, countless contributions to the community and valued support of Waveny, it is our honor to recognize our dear friends Dede and Jim Bartlett,” said Todd Lampert, Waveny’s Board Chair. As key Waveny advocates for decades, the Bartletts have supported Waveny’s most critical projects and campaigns, both as contributors and influencers. They have been long-time sponsors and participants in “Swinging for Seniors,” Waveny’s annual Golf & Tennis fundraiser, and have provided numerous grants earmarked to back humanitarian efforts at Waveny like its Adult Day Program assistance fund.

Waveny LifeCare Network thanked its many contributors for their steadfast support and commitment at its annual Donor Recognition reception. Close to 200 guests attended, including special honorees Jim and Dede Bartlett, Carole Clarkson and Tripp Killin of the Jeniam Foundation, and Legacy Society inductees Emily and Tom Nissley. (pictured).

“Outside of Waveny, the Bartletts’ history and contributions are equally as significant,” said Lampert. “Their world of service has made countless positive impacts on our community and beyond.” Andrew Clarkson and the Jeniam Foundation were also specially honored. For decades, Andrew was a trusted advisor and the driving force behind Waveny’s Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, one of the few geriatric assessment clinics in the state of Connecticut in a non-hospital setting. Andrew’s interest in the “practical” underpinned the success of countless operational projects at Waveny, especially those involving technology. Programs supported by the Jeniam Foundation included a digital Care Tracking system which laid the foundation for Waveny’s next step into paperless records through Electronic Medical Records. Jeniam generously provided additional grant monies to cover staff training associated with this transition. Before WiFi was commonplace, the Foundation funded a wireless access network throughout Waveny’s entire main campus to equip the organization with this important resource proactively and far ahead of its time. “Andrew will be forever remembered for the thousands of lives he touched, the countless organizations he helped, the community he loved, and his life’s motto of ‘Learn, Earn

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Hospice and Palliative Care In his book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Atul Gawande says, “Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.” A surgeon and public health researcher, Gawande is an Advisor to The Conversation Project, which aims to help people discuss their end-of-life wishes. Those of us in the health care community know and understand the importance of these discussions; they enable patients to address the type of treatment they wish to both receive and not receive – including palliative and/or hospice care thereby empowering them to live their lives and experience their deaths on their own terms. What continues to confuse some, however, is the difference between hospice care and palliative care. Both disciplines have “compassion” and “care” at their core and focus on the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of the patient and family, but they do differ.

Hospice Care The National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) says “hospice provides expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient’s loved ones as well. Hospice focuses on caring, not curing.” Hospice care readies the patient and the family for the event of death. It is typically appropriate for someone who has been given a prognosis of six months or less to live and who is not receiving curative treatments. The interdisciplinary hospice team, comprised of doctors, nurses, home health aides, social workers, spiritual counselors and volunteers, enables patients to experience endof-life with dignity and comfort and prepares the patient to die with as little pain and suffering as possible. The team also involves the patient’s family by providing teaching and support mechanisms to help them care for their loved one in the best, most appropriate ways. Hospice services for the family also include bereavement counseling after their loved one has died.

Palliative Care Like hospice, palliative care aims to meet patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs. The goal of palliative care is to help patients maintain the best possible quality of life while providing relief from pain and other physical problems often resulting from active treatment of their disease throughout the

By Judith Boyko, MBA, MS, RN course of their serious, life-limiting or terminal illness. Unlike hospice, however, palliative care does not require that patients have a projected life expectancy of six months or less. And, palliative care can be provided in conjunction with curative therapy, making it easier for patients to tolerate treatment. Patients receiving palliative care may also participate in clinical trials throughout their course of care. The palliative care team is also a group of experts across a variety of disciplines: physicians, nurses, certified home health aides, social workers, therapists (physical, occupational and speech), spiritual or religious counselors, pharmacists, and music and art therapists. They work

in conjunction with the patient, the family and the rest of the caregiving team to: ensure effective communication and support; help the family navigate complex medical terms and decisions; and ensure “coordination of care transitions across health care settings,” according to the Center to Advance Palliative Care. The team approaches the patient from a “holistic” standpoint: it creates and implements a plan of care based not only on a patient's diagnosis but also on the challenges with which he/she may be struggling - from anxiety about the difficulty of caring for young children while ill to a family caregiver's stress or depression. It also takes the patient’s lifestyle and values into consideration.

The bottom line There’s an ongoing national conversation about end-of-life and end-of-life care. There are organizations whose goal is to ensure that people make their end-of-life wishes known by completing an advance directive and living will to ensure they live the end of their lives as many of us wish to do: with as much comfort and dignity and as

little pain as possible. Start your conversation today. Judith Boyko, MBA, MS, RN, is CEO of Century Health Systems, Natick Visiting Nurse Association and Distinguished Care Options. She can be reached at infonvna@natickvna.org. For additional information, please visit www.centuryhealth.org, www.natickvna.org or www.dco-ma.com.

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Day Kimball Healthcare celebrates history of homecare in NECT, recognizes today's outstanding providers

In honor of National Homecare and Hospice Month, Day Kimball Healthcare hosted a celebration in recognition of home health care providers both past and present on Thursday, November 10, at Day Kimball Hospital. The event included a presentation that detailed the history of homecare in northeast Connecticut, tracing the roots of today’s Day Kimball HomeMakers, Day Kimball HomeCare, and Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Connecticut all the way back to the region’s first visiting nurse, Esther Wells, who began caring for people in their homes in 1919. The celebration continued with an award presentation of several “Hero at Home” awards honoring Day Kimball In-Home Care staff for providing exceptional patient care along with a “Hero for Homecare “ award presented to a healthcare partner who advocates for Homecare and promotes collaborative patient care across the continuum. “Hero at Home” awards were presented to: Susan Antonelli RN, CHPN, Hospice & Palliative Care; Nancy Severs, Physical Therapy Assistant, HomeCare; Donna Hendrickson, Administrative Assistant, HomeCare; Alecia Fontaine, RN,

“Remarkable Rookie,” Hospice & Palliative Care; Faye Logee, Personal Care Aide/Homemaker, HomeMakers; and Michael Peterson, Personal Care Aide/Homemaker, HomeMakers. The “Hero for Homecare” award was presented to Denise Oles, RN, CCM, CCDS, Day Kimball Hospital Case Management. DKH In-Home Care Executive Director Renee Smith, Dr. Joseph Botta of Botta & Associates and Ann Hinchman of the Friends of Hospice Committee each spoke to the advanced, high quality care that these services have grown into today and the tremendous impact they have on people’s lives. “Even though our organization has changed a great deal over the years, our love for what we do and our commitment to the community has as always remained the same. Our dedication to providing the highest quality in-home care possible is not only evident in the skill and compassion of our employees, but is also reflected in our ability to keep people where they want to be the most, in the comfort of their own homes,” Smith said. She continued, “Our agency’s score for preventing avoidable re-hospitalizations, a quality measure found on

Day Kimball In-Home Care Executive Director Renee Smith addresses the crowd at the celebration.

the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s Home Health Compare website, is significantly better than both state and national averages, as well as other competing agencies serving our region, and this is something we are extremely proud of.” Dr. Botta spoke to the value of homecare and hospice for patients, saying, “The most important part of health care is at home. We keep people at home with prevention.

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Speaking about the history and impact of hospice and palliative care in the region Hinchman said, “Hospice began 50 years ago this year in London. In 1974, Connecticut began its first hospice in New Haven which was the first hospice program in the United States and since then we have worked diligently to build the program here in our corner of the state. We have done tremendous work during that time but there is still so much work to be done, as patients are not taking advantage of this kind of care soon enough. It is important that patients understand that hospice does not mean a time to die, it is a time to help the patient and their family to live!”family to live!” In addition to the awards ceremony and speaking program, a historical display showcased a half-century of home health care memorabilia preserved through the years including local in-home care equipment, news bulletins and other items from years past. The event concluded with a touching slide show of hundreds of photos of Day Kimball home health care providers and patients over the years that served to illustrate the many important ways these health care providers help to improve people’s lives each and every day. Please visit www.daykimball.org.


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Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce recognizes Gaylord VP with “Woman of the Year” Award Healthcare Leader receives Prestigious Award at Annual Event

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nationally-recognized long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care of people with complex medical and intensive rehabilitation issues, is pleased to announce that Tara Knapp, Vice President of Development, Public Relations and Marketing, was recently honored as “Woman of the Year” at the 2016 Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Achievement Awards. Knapp was recognized for her proven track record in not-for-profit fundraising and for most notably spearheading a multimillion dollar capital campaign to expand the footprint, capacity and medical capabilities of the hospital. Opened in December 2008, the Milne Pavilion offers a modern technology-enhanced wing to care for some of the state’s sickest patients. Tara has been in Development for more than 26 years serving in both healthcare and educational fundraising. She serves

as an active volunteer in her community. She serves on the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce; Mount Holyoke College as a Class Agent; the Independent Day School as a Trustee where she chairs the Development Committee; the Wallingford Historic Properties Commission; and the Connecticut Hospital Association on both its Development Directors Group and Communications Group. Tara was awarded the 2015 Professional Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the 2016 Hartford Business Journal “Women in Business Award”. Knapp attributed her continued business success to having an open mind, willing spirit, and a can-do outlook. “At Gaylord Hospital we encourage patients to ‘Think Possible.’ It’s a mantra I’ve always taken to heart when opportunities fall in my lap – and fall outside of

my comfort zone. I think that saying ‘yes’ and never turning my back on opportunity has been critical to my career,” Knapp said. “It’s an honor to be counted among such an amazing and talented group of women and to be recognized for doing something that I love.” About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut is a not-for profit long-term 137 bed long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of people with complex medical and intensive rehabilitation issues. Gaylord also operates outpatient therapy centers in Wallingford, North Haven, and Cheshire. For latest news or more information go to their website at www.gaylord.org.

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Hughes Health & Rehabilitation Honored As One of the Finest Skilled Nursing Facilities in the United States: Hughes Health & Rehabilitation Vice President Mark Finkelstein and Director of Nursing Lina Dureza received the 2016 Gold – Excellence in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for Hughes’ superior performance in the long term and post-acute care profession. Hughes was one of three providers nationwide to receive the 2016

Gold – Excellence in Quality Award. Since the program’s inception in 1996, AHCA/NCAL has recognized only 31 organizations with awards at the Gold level. Based on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program,the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels— Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The Gold – Excellence in Quality Award is the most prestigious of

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The Power of Inner Strength and Trust: Amanda’s Story BY MARY HERMAN-CAPPOLI

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On paper, 25 year-old Amanda Flick’s situation looked pretty grim. In January, following a roll over car accident during her drive into work, she was admitted to UMASS Medical Center with a left thigh hematoma and multiple fractures (right radial, C5-C7, foot, and T2-T-3). She subsequently sustained bilateral pulmonary embolisms and a right posterior medulla stroke. Upon admission to Fairlawn, her physical deficits were many. Along with visual impairments, pervasive right side weakness and diminished mobility, a cervical collar precluded neck movement, and a hand to elbow splint prohibited use of her upper right extremity. But according to members of her Fairlawn treatment team, Amanda had something that didn’t appear on her admission paperwork — an indomitable inner strength. “Amanda was a pillar of strength and coped with her accident and set-backs with such maturity and poise,” said Jenna Fales, occupational therapist. “She was a beautiful person inside and out and always kept the finish line in mind.” Getting to that finish line took many hours of intensive physical and occupational therapy. “Not having control over my own body was very scary,” said Amanda. “I worried that some things just wouldn’t get any better.” But they did. By discharge, Amanda was walking 150 feet with a cane and climbing up to 12 steps. With assistance, she could dress, bathe and feed herself. And her vision, although still impaired, had improved. Along with tremendous family support, Amanda believes much of her progress was due to an unwavering trust in her therapists. “They were so supportive. They really cared about me. I connected with and really trusted them,” she said.

Left: In January (2016), Amanda Flick worked hard on her mobility with Jodi Sanchez, Fairlawn physical therapist. Right: In October, having regained her mobility as well as full use of her right arm and hand, she walked down the aisle to marry her fiancé, Jacob.

That bond endured even after she got home. “I really think Fairlawn is the reason I did so well with home therapy,” she said. “As I was able to do little things I once couldn’t, I always thought of my therapists, wishing they were there to see my progress.” She also wishes her Fairlawn team could have seen her walk down the aisle at her

October 14th wedding. During that special moment, Amanda could not help but think of how far she had come since her accident. “I definitely thought about it. That day was a day I wasn't sure we would be able to have this year,” she said. “But everything went smoothly. We couldn’t have asked for anything better.”

Waveny celebrates Veterans Day 2016 Waveny LifeCare Network celebrated its veterans and all our nation’s servicemen and women with a special Veterans Day event on “Main Street” at The Village at Waveny. Waveny welcomed First Selectman Robert Mallozzi and local veterans in leading the Pledge of Allegiance, singing the national anthem and sharing stories of their individual military experiences. Serving the “Greatest Generation,” nearly 40 of Waveny’s residents and Adult Day Participants are veterans who collectively served in each branch of the military. The audience recognized and thanked each of Waveny’s veterans for their service and courage on behalf of our nation and its people. Waveny veterans pictured from left to right: Charles Carey, Arthur Knies, David Smith, Art Lesowitz, Bill Gray, Arthur Ladds and William Waters. Also pictured, Arthur Knies stands proudly besides his service photo, decades later.

In the months since her discharge from Fairlawn, Amanda has also returned to driving and working. “This could have gotten the worst of me,” she said, “but I think I have come out of it a much stronger person. I know Fairlawn is partly to thank for that, and I always recommend them to anyone who needs rehab!”

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AdCare Customer Service and Patient Care Awards

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AdCare Hospital honors Southbridge, MA resident Mary Emery, dietary supervisor, and Worcester resident Mark Rebello, MSW, CADAC, counselor, with Customer Service and Patient Care awards. The Customer Services and Patient Care Awards were presented at a ceremony held October 6th at AdCare Hospital. AdCare’s Excellence in Patient Care Award is named for Eunice Roddy, who was an outstanding champion of patient care throughout her 43 years of dedicated service to AdCare Hospital and its patients. “This year’s recipient, Mark Rebello, has held many positions at the Hospital and the Outpatient Services office in Worcester,” said Susan Hillis, LICSW, treatment director. “From CNA to driver to counselor to master’s level clinician, Mark has continually sought to better himself, which, in turn, has also benefited our patients and staff.”

Pictured (l-r) Patricia Puntumapanitch, Dietary Director with Mary Emery, Dietary Supervisor, and Jeffrey Hillis, President.

“Customer Service Award recipient, Mary Emery, brings customer service to the next level with her creative approach to food presentation and her never say ‘no’ policy even to last minute functions,” said Patricia Puntumapanitch, dietary director. “Mary joined AdCare Hospital 24 years

Pictured (l-r) Treatment Director Susan Hillis with Mark Rebello, Counselor; David Hillis, Chairman; and Jeffrey Hillis, President.

ago with vast kitchen and catering experience, and we are very lucky to have her.” AdCare provides a full continuum of alcohol and drug treatment from hospital-level of care in Worcester, MA to inpatient residential treatment in North Kingstown, RI, and outpatient services

at offices conveniently located throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. AdCare … your recovery begins here. Contact: Mary Beth Papcsy, AdCare Media Relations mbpapcsy@adcare.com (800) 3453552, ext. 4058.

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Center for Hospice Care is excited to announce the hiring of Sean Mitchell as its new Director of Development. Mitchell brings with him over 17 years of experiences in fundraising and consulting for New England based nonprofit organizations, and most recently served as the Director of Development for the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Prior to his work with the Ronald McDonald House, he served as Director of Development at Harrington HealthCare System of Southbridge, MA, where he completed an $8 million “Strengthening Our Future” capital campaign to construct a brand new Emergency Department in Webster, MA. Mitchell has also worked alongside such organizations as Valley Health Systems, Habitat for Humanity, Diocese of Hartford, American Heart Association, and Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“We are extremely proud to have Sean join our team,” says Carol Mahier, President & CEO of Center for Hospice Care. “He brings many years of healthcare philanthropy experience to our organization and will not only be an asset to our fundraising efforts, but to our community as a whole.” Mitchell holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & Philosophy, both from American International College (AIC) in Springfield, MA. He has a Certification in Fund Raising Management from the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and was a recipient of the 1996 International Relations Award from American In-

ternational College. Mitchell is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, and the Northeast Association of Healthcare Philanthropy. In addition to his duties at the Center for Hospice Care, Mitchell is an Adjunct Professor in the NonProfit Management and Public Management graduate programs at AIC and sits on the division’s Advisory Counsel. He is also a certified Group Exercise Instructor with certifications in Personal Training, Pilates and Indoor Cycling, teaching three days a week at the YMCA. Mitchell and his wife, Jessica, reside in Monson, MA and have two children—Jack, 16, and Logan, 11.

About Center for Hospice Care Since 1985, Center for Hospice Care has served more than 12,000 patients. We are the largest hospice in Southeastern Connecticut and the only hospice provider that delivers all the care and services needed by patients and their families – including extended group and individual bereavement counseling to anyone who needs it, free of charge. Our staff is the most qualified and experienced in the field and is augmented by more than 150 specially trained volunteers who provide companionship to our patients and respite to their families.

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SALMON’s hospice care shines

Since 2012, when well-respected VNA and Hospice of Greater Milford, established in 1918, and SALMON VNA & Hospice joined forces, it’s been onward and upward. Their mission: delivering hospice care to bring people comfort with compassion and dignity, mindful that every moment matters. Director Mark Surprenant reports their caseload has steadily increased, with Central Massachusetts families in more than 50 cities and towns spreading the word about their superior services. “I’m in awe of our amazing team; their devotion knows no bounds in providing what’s needed for their patients and those close to them. Our ability to meet changing requirements in a smooth and sensitive way is a testament to the hospice philosophy. They inspire me.” Family owned and operated SALMON Health and Retirement, established in 1952 and parent of SALMON VNA & Hospice, directly benefits from the expanded services: residents and clients of their own senior housing and healthcare locations can receive hospice care through the same organization. Their Willows Premier Retirement Communities, Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences, SALMON Adult Day Health and Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Centers all have some individuals who make use of SALMON’s hospice capabilities. And when such trusted providers offer end-of-life care, there is genuine peace of mind to be had. “We receive calls, letters and emails from families thanking us for help during these difficult times,” says SALMON’s Marketing Communications Director Kate Salmon-Robinson. “It’s humbling to read their messages. Those demonstrations of gratitude also help fuel our team.” SALMON’s nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, spiritual and bereavement counselors and volunteers are carefully chosen and trained to meet specific needs. This interdisciplinary team delivering hospice care for SALMON includes many outstanding people working day in and day out, bringing their very best qualities to patients and families. Earlier this year, one of SALMON’s leaders in this field received special recognition. SALMON’s Hospice Clinical Director Anne Luippold, RN, BSN, ONC, won a 2016 Clinician of the Year Award from Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, a non-profit trade association of home care agencies.

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SALMON Hospice Clinical Director Anne Luippold, RN, BSN, ONC, recipient of a 2016 Clinician of the Year Award from Home Health Care Alliance of Massachusetts.

Given annually, the award celebrates “the exceptional accomplishments of the everyday heroes in our midst who make incredible differences in the lives of their patients/clients and their families.” Anne, who began her nursing career in the U.K., says, “To be awarded for something I love doing is an incredible honor. I feel very privileged the Salmon family gave me the opportunity to continue doing in the U.S. what I’d done for many years in the U.K.

“We [in hospice] can’t stop what, for many families and friends, will be a sad event, but we can make a difference in how it happens so those who are leaving this world can leave comfortably, focusing on where they are going, and those who are left behind can know those who left died in comfort. “My work is about doing for another human being what I hope would be done for me.” That’s SALMON VNA & Hospice. Call (508) 473-0862 or visit SalmonVNAandHospice.com.

Hartford HealthCare at Home receives Triple Aim Award

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Tracy Wodatch, vice president of Clinical and Regulatory Services, Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home, left, presents the organization’s Triple Aim Award to Wendy Martinson, MSN, RN, director of Care Transitions, Hartford Health Care at Home.

Hartford HealthCare at Home recently received the Triple Aim Award from the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home in recognition for its innovative method of improving health outcomes, access to care and reducing costs. The award-winning Transitional Care RN (TCRN) program provides patient-centered, free visits to individuals in the community who are not presently receiving certified home-care services. TCRNs effectively coordinate the care of patients transitioning from one level of care to another while ensuring safe and effective transitions across the care continuum, regardless of payer source or homebound status, linking them to community resources including homecare services, if appropriate. Wendy Martinson, MSN, RN, director of Care Transitions, Hartford Health Care at Home, accepted the award on behalf of the Hartford HealthCare at Home TCRN program at the association’s annual conference held Oct. 18 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Other TCRN team members include Lillian Swan, RN, BSN, Mon-

ica Leone, RN, and Nicholas Arsenault, MSN, RN, CNL. An article written by Martinson and Leone was recently published in “Collaborative Case Management, a Publication for Case Management and Transitions of Care Professionals.” The article highlighted the need to conduct thorough assessments in the home, coordinate care, and uncover medication errors and discrepancies, and link patients to community supports including certified homecare services in an effort to prevent hospitalizations and readmissions. “The TCRN Program is a unique service that has been able to facilitate better outcomes for our patients. The program has received glowing feedback through our patient satisfaction surveys. Because of this program, many individuals gained access to services they desperately needed to age safely at home,” Martinson said. For more information about Hartford HealthCare at Home, visit http://hartfordhealthcareathome.org/


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Katz named Director of Nursing at Waveny Care Center

Bill Piper, Chief Executive Officer of Waveny LifeCare Network, has appointed Claudia Katz, RN as Director of Nursing at Waveny Care Center, the non-profit eldercare organization’s 5-star rated skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Katz will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for Waveny’s nursing department and will play an active role on the organization’s management team. “I came to Waveny for all the right reasons, but especially so I could redirect my entire focus back to quality nursing,” said Katz. “I am very excited about team building and capitalizing on our 5-star nursing team’s strengths. I have a passion for empowering people to grow and for motivating them to take on more ownership and responsibility in their roles. I feel very supported by Waveny’s entire management team – they are incredibly dedicated, and really raise the bar. I am very happy to be here.” A registered nurse with more than 40 years of diverse clinical and managerial experience in acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation and long-term care nursing settings, Katz most recently served as Director of Nursing for Fairview of Fairfield, a 120-bed skilled rehabilitation and longterm care facility in Fairfield, Conn., and previously as Director of Nursing for the William and Sally Tandet Center for Continuing Care in Stamford, Conn. “We are extremely pleased to have Claudia join us in this important position,” said Bill

Piper, CEO. “With the addition of increasingly acute modalities at Waveny Care Center in recent years – including IV therapy, Wound Care and Respiratory Therapy – I know our entire nursing team and all whom we serve will benefit from her guidance, direction, breadth of experience, and proven record as a dedicated nurse and healthcare leader.” A Nightingale Award recipient with multiple certifications including IV therapy, wound care and dementia care, Katz attended the Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing of Boston, Mass. and has since attained additional degrees and coursework at both Norwalk Community College and Sacred Heart University. Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a non-profit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living and respite care for people with memory impairment at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, an Adult Day Program that provides free door-to-door transportation throughout most of lower Fairfield County, and an array of community-based services through Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home and Geriatric Care Management. For more information, please call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.

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Mending a Broken Heart

Heart disease continues to rank as the leading cause of death in the United States. Do you know what puts you at risk for heart disease? Chest pain is a common complaint in the primary care setting. Chest pain could indicate a serious cardiac problem, or it could be attributed to musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, pulmonary or psychiatric disorders. Know your risks and how to prevent heart disease in order to stay healthy!

Differential diagnosis A complaint of chest pain could mean that blood flow to the coronary arteries is blocked. This type of pain is called “angina”, and may be described as pressure, heaviness or tightness in the left chest that is made worse with activity and improves with rest. The pain will not change with different positions or when palpating the chest wall. Pain might radiate to the stomach, shoulder, jaw or back. Associated symptoms include nausea, vomiting, sweating, and shortness of breath. A complaint of chest pain is always initially evaluated for a cardiac etiology. Once a cardiac abnormality is ruled out, other causes of chest pain are investigated. For instance, chest pain could also be from a musculoskeletal cause called costochondritis. This type of pain is worse when pushing on the chest wall. Sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms may feel like chest pain. Chest pain from an esophageal disorder usually includes symptoms like difficulty swallowing, indigestion, heartburn and cough. Anxiety can even cause the feeling of chest pain in some circumstances.

Diagnostics So how do you know if chest pain is cardiac in nature or due to another body system? Initial evaluation includes an immediate 12-lead EKG and assessment of cardiovascular risk factors. An EKG with ST-segment elevation is indicative of a heart attack and requires transport to an emergency department for treatment. In some cases, a stress test and blood work to evaluate cardiac enzymes will be necessary. Risk Factors Be aware of what puts you at higher risk for cardiovascular disease. Personal history of vascular disease, age over 55, family history of early heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, kidney disease, smoking, and stress increase your probability of cardiac problems.

Reducing Your Risk Once you know your risk factors, you can get on the right path to prevent heart disease and stroke. By implementing health promotion strategies of smoking cessation, stress reduction, physical activity, and dietary modification, you will keep your mind and body strong.


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Gregory P. Simpson named Chief Nursing Officer at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital

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Hallmark Health Hospitals earn “A” for Patient Safety

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford were among 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades use 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. “Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.” To see Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford’s full grades, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.

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Kent Hospital opens new Cardiac Catheterization Lab honoring Dr. Robert Baute, past President, paved way for program Kent Hospital dedicated the newly constructed, Robert E. Baute, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, on Tuesday, October 25. The two labs were constructed after Kent received approval from the Rhode Island Department of Health in March 2015, to develop and implement a coronary angioplasty program. Kent began offering elective coronary angioplasty in August 2015 and to date has performed nearly 200 procedures with no major complications. Coronary angioplasty, also referred to as PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention), is a procedure that opens a blocked coronary artery by inflating a balloon and stent in the diseased artery. It is often used for patients suffering from a sudden heart attack. Angioplasty is also effective in relieving symptoms among more stable patients who experience chest discomfort or angina due to coronary artery disease. For patients having a heart attack, a reduced waiting time for care - 20 minutes and even 10 minutes - is an enormous amount of time and can be the difference between someone living or dying. Patients residing in both Kent and Washington Counties will see a significant increase in outcomes from heart attack because of decreased transport and transfer times to treatment. “The opening of this new cath lab is vitally important to Kent’s service area which represents more than 300,000 people,” said Chester Hedgepeth, III, MD, PhD, executive chief of cardiology at Care New England. “Over the past year we have successfully offered elective angioplasty and vastly improved the health and well-being of many people. We now look forward to taking the next step in the program with emergency angioplasty beginning in the near future.” The lab is named after Dr. Robert E. Baute, who was instrumental in early efforts to grow Kent’s cardiology program, while helping to pave the way for the existing angioplasty program. Dr. Baute gave more than 35 years of dedicated service to Kent

Hospital. Beginning his career as an internal medicine physician in private practice, he went on to become the hospital’s medical director and then served a 10-year term as president and CEO. Through his years of tireless effort, dedication, clinical care and leadership, Dr. Baute led Kent Hospital to a new level of health care service, accessibility and expansion. “We are very pleased to be able to offer our community the best possible care close to home while helping to save lives and keep people well. This new cardiac catheterization facility does just that,” said Michael Dacey, MD, Kent Hospital president and COO. “On behalf of Kent Hospital and Care New England, it is a pleasure and honor to officially recognize Dr. Baute for his tireless work both clinically and in shaping the course of Kent Hospital over many years. The dedication of this cath lab will stand as a lasting tribute to someone who means so much to the community and our hospital. We also recognize Sandra Coletta, COO, Care New England, for her commitment and direction of this project, as well as physicians and the tireless work of our nursing staff and many others.” Said Dr. Baute, “This program is a culmination of a vision that began more than 20 years ago. Our commitment is to provide comprehensive and high quality cardiac services to our community. I’m so pleased that it has come to fruition and know it will provide a benefit for cardiac patients over generations. I am deeply grateful and humbled that the new facility will bear my name.” Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian said, “I’m extremely proud of the progress that Kent Hospital has made over the last year in bringing this new cath lab and its technology to the patients they serve. The hard work and dedication of all the doctors and staff involved in this venture is truly admirable. I’m equally as grateful to Dr. Baute for his endless leadership, vision and commitment to bringing the patients of Kent the best medical care possible.”

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The Hon. Scott Avedisian; Herbert Brennan, DO; Robert Baute, MD; Barbara Hoak; Edward Thomas, MD; Michael Dacey, MD, president and COO; Chester Hedgepeth, MD, PhD; Rebecca Burke, RN, senior vice president and chief nursing officer, Joseph Spinale, DO, senior vice president and chief medical officer.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center to provide free Medicare counseling St. Vincent's Medical Center is offering free counseling to help people select the best Medicare plan to meet their needs for 2017 and help them save money. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period runs through December 7, 2016. Medicare and government benefits specialist Betty Brandt will help individuals learn about their options regarding Medicare Part D Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Because these plans change every year, \this service will help clarify choices. In addition, the Medicare Savings Program and Extra Help for prescriptions will be discussed. This one-on-one unbiased, confidential counseling will be especially helpful to those new to Medicare or about to turn 65. Senior citizens, people with disabilities, and family members are invited to meet with Betty Brandt by appointment in

the privacy of the Banks Library, located on the third level of St. Vincent's Medical Center. Betty Brandt, who is a volunteer with St. Vincent's Medical Center, holds a master's degree in counseling from the University of Bridgeport, and has been assisting people with Medicare issues for more than 10 years. This program, sponsored by St. Vincent's Mission Services, is a community outreach effort to help senior citizens and people with disabilities obtain the medical benefits they need, and to make the best decisions about their health insurance coverage. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact St. Vincent's Medical Center Volunteer Office at (475) 210-5111 or volunteers@stvincents.org.


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Hospice House enters technical design phase: Center for Hospice Care announces selection of MBH Architectural and progress in fund raising

Center for Hospice Care announced that it is moving forward with the first aspect of development of the organization’s Hospice House by engaging MBH Architecture to perform detailed design and working drawings for the project. At the same time, it was announced that the Hospice House Campaign has received several large donations, putting fund raising for the project at $5.75 million or 76% of the previously announced goal of $7.5 million. Carol Mahier, President and CEO of Center for Hospice Care, said “Selecting MBH for the job was the result of a public Request for Proposals, followed by an exhaustive vetting process, which included involvement of the State Department of Health.” Robert Geary, a volunteer who is serving as Co-Chair of the Hospice House Campaign Steering Committee and has been closely involved in the vetting of prospective architectural firms, said “Hospice House requires an architect with experience and expertise in the highly technical work that goes into specialized medical facilities. Having done 400 healthcare projects and having worked with the Department of Public Health, MBH has the background and reputation we were looking for. They are also a Connecticut-based firm, which fulfills our commitment to work with local companies in the development and construction of Hospice House.” It was also announced that fund raising for the project was recently buoyed by major gifts of $50,000 from the Mohegan Tribal Council and $20,000 from Charter Oak Federal Credit Union. Brian Orenstein, Charter Oak’s President and CEO, said “When completed, Hospice House will be the only one of its kind in Eastern Connecticut, filling an urgent need by providing 24/7 end -of-life care hospice and palliative care to its special patients in a homelike setting that will be welcoming and supportive of visiting family members Charter Oak is proud to support this important project.” Carol Mahier said, “We are grateful to the Mohegan Tribe and to Charter Oak for their generous support. Hospice House will fill a critical gap in the continuum of end-of-life care in Eastern Connecticut, by providing care to

hospice patients who are too sick to be cared for at home. Currently, the only freestanding hospice facilities in the state are located in Branford

   

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Hospice House will provide easy access to care for patients and families from throughout Eastern Connecticut.”

Center for Hospice Care will build Hospice House as part of its Norwich-based campus, on 7.5 acres of land that was donated to the organization in 2008 by Sts. Peter and Paul Church of Norwich. Hospice House will include a toyfilled children’s playroom, a chapel, a library, and a dining café with food service. All 12 patient suites will be fully private singles and will open onto a courtyard garden. When all 12 patient suites are in full operation, Hospice House will annually serve 700-800 patients. Mahier added, “We expect that MBH will complete its work by the end of the year. We hope to reach our $7.5 million fund-raising goal and to break ground on Hospice House in June 2017.” Those interested in learning more about Hospice House can visit a specially created new website for the project at https://hospicehouse.hospicesect.org.

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Neurologists Eugenia Blank, MD, and David Miller, MD join Hallmark Health Medical Associates

Eugenia Blank, MD, and David Miller, MD, board-certified neurologists, have joined Hallmark Health Medical Associates and the neurology services at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Dr. Blank is a well-known neurologist in the region, having spent the past eight years in private practice in Melrose. She received her medical degree with honors from Russian State Medical University in Moscow, and completed her residency training in neurology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Miller is fellowship-trained in neurophysiology from the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD; with particular expertise in epilepsy. His other clinical interests include movement disorders and the management and treatment of migraines. He received his medical degree from State University of New York – Upstate Medical University and his neurology residency at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University. For more information or to make an appointment at either location, please call 781-213-5201.

About Hallmark Health Hallmark Health is a coordinated system of hospitals, physician practices and community-based services providing care for communities throughout north suburban Boston. Since its inception in 1997, Hallmark Health has been committed to its mission of providing quality care for its communities and achieving clinical excellence for the patients it serves. The system includes Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health Medical Associ-

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ates; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; and Lawrence Memorial/Regis College School of Nursing. For more information, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org.

comprised of more than 80 physicians and nurse practitioners who are highly trained and experienced primary care providers in family medicine and internal medicine, and specialists in obstetrics & gynecology, gastroenterology, surgery, endocrinology, hematology/oncology and infectious disease. For more information, visit www.hhma.org.

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New Stamford Hospital opens, bringing new era of care to region

Today, Stamford Health President and CEO Brian Grissler, other Stamford Health executives and Stamford Hospital staff participated in a celebratory ribbon cutting commemorating the official opening of the new Stamford Hospital in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The $450 million project opened on schedule and on budget – representing one of the largest hospital projects in the country this year, according to healthcare construction data. “This new facility was designed to provide a unique healing environment, and is likely the only new hospital of its kind created in Connecticut for the near future,” said Brian Grissler, President and CEO of Stamford Health. “Today culminates more than ten years of thoughtful, diligent planning and dedicated implementation – the result is this beautiful building that will support advanced care, leading clinicians and a more calming and welcoming atmosphere to benefit our patients, visitors and staff.” The new 650,000 SF building incorporates an abundance of natural light, calming colors, green spaces, works of art and noise reduction, aligning with the Stamford Hospital’s Planetree philosophy – a philosophy that means that care is all about the patient. “The new hospital symbolizes our commitment to our Planetree philosophy and a patient-centered model of care,” said Kathleen Silard, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Stamford Health. “The care environment supports collaboration and coordination that will drive the best outcomes for our patients.”

Some of the key features of the new hospital include:

· 180 all-private patient rooms with private bathrooms to provide comfort, promote healing and prevent infection. · A new Emergency Department, double the amount of treatment space, offering separate and dedicated treatment areas for cardiac care, behavioral health, trauma and pediatric patients. · Two family lounges per patient floor and centralized nurses’ stations to deliver more flexible care. · Significantly larger operating rooms to accommodate both current and future technology. · A central location for all Heart & Vascular Institute services, including electrophysiology, interventional and non-invasive cardiology.

About Stamford Health Stamford Health is a not-for-profit healthcare system in lower Fairfield County. The system provides inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory services through Stamford Hospital, a 305-bed acute care tertiary hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, a partnership of primary and specialty care physicians; Stamford Hospital Foundation; and a diverse and growing number of retail and ambulatory locations across the region. Stamford Health is affiliated with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Stamford Health’s Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center is a member of the DanaFarber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care Collaborative. Stamford Hospital received Magnet Designation for nursing excellence in 2016, and the Planetree Distinction Award for Leadership and Innovation in PatientCentered Care in 2014. For more information, visit StamfordHealth.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Stamford Health President and CEO Brian G. Grissler and Nurse Manager Christina Curtain welcome Kathleen Melchionne, the first patient transferred into the new hospital on Friday, September 23 2016.

Greenwich Hospital physician receives humanitarian award

Stamford Health leadership and staff cut a ribbon outside of the Emergency Department to celebrate the official opening of the new Stamford Hospital.

Greenwich Hospital’s Bonnie McGuire Wreschner, MD, has been awarded the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Award for Humanitarian Endeavors from the Fairfield County Medical Association. A board-certified emergency medicine physician, Dr. McGuire Wreschner has shared her medical expertise internationally by working to bring free medical clinics to residents of rural Mexico. These clinics provided residents access to basic medical exams, diagnostic testing, treatment options and patient education. She received a doctorate from New York Medical College and completed her residency at Morristown Memorial provided Hospital in New Jersey. “We’re extremely proud to have Dr. McGuire Wreschner as part of our Emergency Department team. She is well known for her skill and compassion,” said Spike Lipschutz, MD, senior vice president of Medical Services and chief medical officer at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. McGuire Wreschner received the award at the Fairfield County Medical Association’s annual meeting. The event recognized physicians in Fairfield County who demonstrate a commitment to providing the highest quality medical care and practices to their patients. For more information, please visit www.greenwichhospital.org


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ARCHITECTURE

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

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