Navigating the Medical System for Your Loved One with Dementia – July 24
Join Emerson Hospital’s Care Management team for a free educational program about dementia for families and caregivers on Wednesday, July 24 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Emerson Hospital, Cheney Conference Room, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA. Janet Benvenuti, author of Don’t Give Up on Me! Supporting Aging Parents Successfully, and founder of Circle of Life Partners, will discuss strategies for navigating the medical system and optimizing life at home for a loved one with dementia. Bring your stories and questions and join the conversation. For more information or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-287-3170. Refreshments will be served.
Jim Rand of Acton Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award at Emerson Hospital
Since 2001, Emerson's Volunteer of the Year award winner, Jim Rand has spent nearly all of his Thursdays volunteering at the hospital. His role is unique because he is the only volunteer at the hospital who does what he does. Jim uses his vast knowledge working for decades at Raytheon as an electronic systems engineer to help keep technology running smoothly throughout the hospital.
Emerson Hospital Teams with IMPACT Melanoma to Sponsor 15 Sunscreen Dispensers in Concord and Surrounding Communities
IMPACT Melanoma, a national non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of melanoma, is pleased to announce they have teamed with Emerson Hospital to deploy automatic sunscreen dispensers at 15 high-traffic locations, including parks and recreation facilities, beaches, rail trails, and athletic fields. The dispensers provide complementary sunscreen throughout Concord, Bedford, Westford, Hudson, Sudbury, Acton, and Maynard.
Local Resident Becomes First in State to Be Certified in Dance for Parkinson’s Disease
Susanne Liebich, instructor with The Steinberg Wellness Center at Emerson Hospital, is the first person in Massachusetts to earn a Certification in Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (PD®). Dance for PD classes at the Steinberg Wellness Center invite those with PD and caregivers to experience the benefits and joys of dance while helping to enhance balance, cognition, mobility, depression and physical confidence.
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.