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Masonicare Receives Grant

March 12, 2014

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Masonicare has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) as part of its Client Grant Program.

Masonicare is a major provider of pre and post-acute healthcare in the state, with a focus on seniors.  The grant from CHEFA will go to their statewide home health program, funding a new type of software that assists in the care of homebound patients with wounds.  The product is designed by McKesson and known as “Wound Care Advisor.”  It will give Masonicare’s visiting nurses the ability to more accurately and consistently monitor a patient’s wounds.  “With Wound Care Advisor, our nurses will be able to take hi-res digital pictures of a wound, tracking its healing and progress, and collect other data needed for optimal outcomes,” said Susan F. Adams, Regional Vice President of Masonicare Home Health & Hospice. 

     CHEFA is a quasi-public agency created by the State Legislature to help Connecticut healthcare and educational institutions, and other not-for-profit entities obtain tax-exempt financing.  CHEFA is self-sustaining and receives no taxpayer funds.  For more information about CHEFA, visit www.chefa.com.

Masonicare is a not-for-profit continuum of healthcare and retirement living. In addition to Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, its affiliates include MasonicareHealthCenter and Masonicare at AshlarVillage in Wallingford, Masonicare at Newtown, Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice, Masonicare Primary Care Physicians, Masonicare Behavioral Health and Masonicare at Home.  More information is available at www.masonicare.org.