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A Message from the President

April: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Apr 17, 2014

April, 2014  Healthcare and healthcare reform continue to be hot topics in mainstream media, not just to those of us in the business.  Healthcare delivery is undergoing change at an unprecedented pace.   This change will continue for the foreseeable future. ...

February: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Feb 5, 2014

Several years ago, Masonicare Home Health & Hospice launched a service called Masonicare at Home.  This program came about in response to a demand for non-medical, in home care.  Since then, Masonicare at Home has grown by leaps and bounds,...

January: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Feb 5, 2014

 As the new year begins, I would like to share something to remind us of the impact our work has on others.   I often receive letters expressing appreciation for the care someone received from a Masonicare affiliate.  Just before Christmas...

December: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Dec 4, 2013

LeadingAge is the national advocacy organization for non-profits dedicated to caring for seniors. Its 2013 Annual Conference was recently held in Dallas.  With 7,000 member organizations ranging from continuum providers like Masonicare, to small and large nursing homes, retirement communities...

November: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Nov 5, 2013

Thirty years ago, in 1983, then-President Ronald Reagan launched a national campaign that resulted in declaring November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.   In November 1994, five years after leaving office, Reagan handwrote a touching farewell letter to his “fellow...

October: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Oct 1, 2013

The evening of October 10 was a very special one for Masonicare.  We held our first all-employee, all-affiliate Employee Appreciation Event.  It was a great way to say Thank You to  our employees for the outstanding care they provide to...

August: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Aug 8, 2013

      On July 30, the PBS show Frontline aired a documentary entitled “Life and Death in Assisted Living.”  The program focused on tragic incidents and ongoing management problems at several communities owned by a for-profit provider.  The program...

July: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Jun 27, 2013

On June 2, The New York Times ran a front-page story on the high cost of medical procedures in the U.S. The story focused on routine colonoscopies – a colon cancer screening recommended for anyone over 50.   The article...

June: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Jun 27, 2013

Last month, Masonicare joined dozens of Connecticut healthcare providers to recognize outstanding nurses with the 2013 Nightingale Award.   Eleven nurses from our continuum were among those honored at four events around the state.  As a regional sponsor, we were...

May: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

May 20, 2013

Spring is finally here and there is a lot going on at Masonicare.  We recently celebrated the 5-year anniversary of our homecare partnership with Saint Francis Hospital which created Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice.  In those 5 years, the...

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