Gloria Clough Elected Chair of Emerson Hospital’s Board
Emerson Hospital’s Board of Directors recently elected Gloria Clough as its Chair, effective immediately. She succeeds outgoing Chair Paul Birch who remains active on Emerson’s Board and various health system committees. Ms. Clough works closely with Emerson’s CEO, Christine Schuster, to establish the overall vision and goals of the Emerson Health System.
Cathy Celli, Surgical Center Resource Nurse Manager, Honored with Compassionate Caregiver Award at Emerson Hospital
At Emerson Hospital’s annual Compassionate Caregiver Award event held recently, Cathy Celli, RN, Resource Nurse Manager for the Clough Surgical Center, was honored for her dedication to excellence with patients and their families. Nominated by her colleagues, Cathy was chosen as the recipient of this year’s Terry Croteau Compassionate Care Award, the highest honor at Emerson for patient care.
Emerson Hospital Awarded Highest Grade for Patient Safety
Emerson Hospital has again been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group. Emerson has now earned thirteen consecutive As for Safety since 2013. The results are available to the public and can be used to make an informed decision as to where people choose to receive hospital care for themselves or family members.
Emerson Hospital's 5k Run~Walk for Cancer
Register now for Emerson Hospital’s 5k Run ~ Walk for Cancer, and save $5. Advance registration is available through May 10th. Walk-in registrations the morning of the event are also welcome! The Run~Walk event will take place rain or shine on Saturday morning, May 18th at NARA Park in Acton.
This popular annual event features a 5k chip-timed run and walk, a 1 mile kids’ run, food, music, games, giveaways and more. Proceeds from the Emerson 5k Run~Walk for Cancer support cancer care at Emerson Hospital. Funds provide therapeutic complementary services for patients, such as transportation, nutrition education, massage, reiki, acupuncture and more. For more information and to register, visit www.emersonhospital.org/5k or email email@example.com.
Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory – May 22
Join Emerson Hospital’s Care Management team for a free educational program about dementia for families and caregivers on Wednesday, May 22 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Emerson Hospital, Cheney Conference Room, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA. Andrew E. Budson, MD, Professor of Neurology at Boston University and Chief of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, will provide real-world advice about how to know when memory is normal and how to understand what memory impairment means. For more information or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-287-3170. Refreshments will be served and there is free parking.
Independent Massachusetts Hospital Systems Launch Value Alliance
Emerson Hospital is part of a new coalition of ten independent Massachusetts health systems, including 14 community hospitals, that have formed the Massachusetts Value Alliance (MVA) to enhance their efforts in delivering high quality, patient-centered and cost-effective care to their communities.
Emerson Hospital Hosts Family Health and Wellness Expo on May 4 in Concord
Join us at Emerson Hospital’s annual Family Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the hospital’s main campus located at 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner in Concord. The Expo will feature free health screenings and general health information, conversations with health and wellness experts, reiki, chair massage, face painting and more.
Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Appoints Emerson Hospital’s President and CEO to Advisory Council
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) announced the members appointed for the 2019-2020 term of the HPC Advisory Council. Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, President and CEO of Emerson Hospital and longtime Sudbury resident, has been appointed as a new member. The Advisory Council provides an opportunity for open dialogue and engagement among a diverse group of health care industry stakeholders and policymakers and, in turn, helps inform the work of the HPC.
Early-Bird Deadline for Emerson Hospital 5K Run~Walk Ends April 19!
Early-bird registration for this year’s Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer ends soon! Save $5 off the registration fee when you register by April 19. All early-bird registrants are guaranteed a race shirt in their preferred size. Visit www.EmersonHospital.org/5k for event details, to register to run or walk at the event on May 18, and to make a donation to support cancer care at Emerson Hospital.
Emerson Hospital Names Christine Dixon as Executive Director of Home Care
Christine Dixon has joined Emerson Hospital as its new Executive Director of Home Care. Ms. Dixon is an accomplished health care executive with more than 25 years of experience. Most recently, she was Executive Director ACO, Population Health and Home Health and Hospice for Health Alliance Clinton Hospital. Prior to that she served as Chief Executive Officer of Visiting Nurse and Community Health in Arlington, Massachusetts.