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A Message from the President

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...

April: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Apr 24, 2013

  Last month I attended the annual Leadership Summit sponsored by LeadingAge in Washington.  The keynote address was given by Peter Sheahan, an internationally recognized consultant to companies such as Google and Apple and author of the bestseller, FLIP. Sheahan’s...

March: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Mar 19, 2013

The “Blizzard of 2013” may have dumped record amounts of snow on Connecticut, but it couldn’t undermine Masonicare’s commitment to our patients and residents.  Many of our employees at the Masonicare Health Center and Masonicare at Newtown arrived at work...

February: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Feb 7, 2013

There is an old Chinese curse:  May you live in interesting times.  Well, between fiscal cliffs, the Affordable Care Act, Accountable Care Organizations, Medicare and Medicaid cuts,   mandates, mergers, acquisitions and so forth, one can certainly describe the healthcare environment...

January: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Jan 7, 2013

The Sandy Hook Elementary School is located just a few miles from our Newtown campus, where we interact with hundreds of patients, residents and volunteers, and employ over 300 people.  Horrified at what was happening so close by on December...

December: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Dec 19, 2012

Thanksgiving this year fell on November 22 — the earliest it can be.  Nevertheless, I don’t think most of us had to wait for Thanksgiving to remember all we have to be thankful for. The heartbreak and devastation that “Superstorm”...

November: Message from the President — Stephen B. McPherson

Nov 2, 2012

Our 2013 fiscal year began October 1.  Looking back on 2012, we have much good news to report.  First and foremost, we received extremely high patient and resident satisfaction results this past year.  It will always be a major focus...

October: Message from the President — Stephen B. McPherson

Nov 2, 2012

Our national association, LeadingAge, tells its members to Inspire – Lead – Advocate.  This is certainly true in the context of caring for the 4,500 patients and residents we serve each and every day at Masonicare. They are the inspiration...

September: Message from the President — Stephen B. McPherson

Nov 2, 2012

Last month, several Connecticut newspapers reported that a number of hospitals in the state did not meet the readmission criteria set out in the Affordable Care Act and, therefore, would receive a 1% reduction in their Medicare reimbursement.  The “Masonic Home and Hospital”...

July: Message from the President – Stephen B. McPherson

Jul 9, 2012

In June, as is our tradition, we held several Masonicare “Employee Appreciation” events around the continuum.  We have nearly 2,500 employees statewide – and every one of them contributes to our success and our mission.  This year, more than 265...

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