Jill and Michael Stansky have a long-standing appreciation for Emerson Hospital. It began when the couple moved to Sudbury 30 years ago, and it has grown, largely because Ms. Stansky decided to become involved with the hospital.
“I’m fascinated by healthcare, so it’s a learning opportunity for me,” she says. After serving as a corporator, Ms. Stansky joined the board of directors and the Emerson Health Care Foundation Board. She now devotes her time and energy by serving as chair of the hospital’s Quality Committee and Community Benefits Advisory Group. These roles allow her to work with Emerson leadership.
“They’re on top of health care quality and innovation,” she notes. “The hospital has excellent quality scores. I feel Emerson makes the right decisions about what’s important, including what our community needs. They’ve invested in wellness, rehabilitative and other community initiatives.”
Mr. Stansky, a retired managing director at Tudor Investment Corporation, is impressed by the hospital’s steady evolution. “Emerson is now a destination for high-quality, specialized care,” he says. “When something happens to you or your family, where do you go? We can rely on Emerson.”
Because Ms. Stansky feels strongly about having an outstanding hospital in the community, she began making $10 donations to Emerson’s Annual Appeal years ago. Since then, the Stanskys have hosted house parties to benefit the hospital. “We’ve supported each of Emerson’s capital campaigns,” she says. Their generous gifts named a room in the birthing center, an area in radiation oncology and the nursing station in the Naka Infusion Center.
There are many ways to leave a legacy. Ms. Stansky helped found HOPESudbury and serves on the board of The Sudbury Foundation. The Stansky’s legacy now includes a bequest to Emerson. “It’s very straightforward — an attachment to your will that specifies the gift you wish to make,” says Ms. Stansky.
“It feels good to support Emerson,” adds Mr. Stansky. “It’s an organization that touches your family, as it has ours.”