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WInTer 2009 connection A newsletter for donors and friends of Partners Home Care in this issue Guy MoRse’s own MARAthon to RecoveRy by Maribeth MacDonald, Partners home care Development staff From the President Guy Morse, husband and father of four, page 2 is the director of the Boston Athletic Association (BAA), the organization that oversees the Boston Marathon. In 1984, service Area Map Morse was hired as the first-ever BAA page 4 employee. His contract, six months. Twenty-six years later, he is still on board Philanthropy update and the BAA hasn’t been the same since. page 5 Morse revolutionized the Boston Marathon, elevating it from a local amateur race to Partners home care a worldwide prize-money race that draws in the community elite runners from every continent. page 6 ” “John Hancock sponsors the race, Morse said. “They have since 1986. Their long- tribute Gifts term commitment put us on the map. page 7 Boston is the only marathon you have to Guy Morse at the BAA offices with the Boston Marathon trophy. qualify for, other than the Olympics.” Annual Donor Morse’s stewardship of the BAA and the honor Roll Boston Marathon is a story that could insert cover chapters, but today Morse wants to “The nurses and physical talk about the valuable care he received therapists from Partners from Partners Home Care, when the “Year from Hell” disrupted his life. Home Care were outstanding! Three days after his daughter’s wedding, They were knowledgeable, Morse was diagnosed with prostate dedicated, compassionate cancer. While receiving treatment for cancer and just a few months before and caring. I couldn’t have the 2008 Boston Marathon, Morse received better care.” slipped on ice and ruptured both his quadriceps tendons, tearing them from – Guy Morse his kneecap. “The tendons rolled up like shades. I couldn’t walk. They rushed me ” to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and operated on both legs the next day. 781. 2 9 0 . 4 0 0 0 When he was discharged from the hospital, Partners Home Care was called into an Partners home care is a member of Partners healthcare, founded by unusual rehabilitation setting. Morse, a Cape Cod resident, moved into the Fairmont Brigham and women’s hospital and Massachusetts General hospital. continued on page 3 connection | winteR 2009 L e t t e R F Ro M the P R esi D ent Dear Friends, A new President for the United States, a new year, a renewed sense of hope. Despite the economic crisis affecting us, the human spirit prevails. I see it every day in our caregivers who help their patients recover at home and help them and their families enhance their quality of life. Our cover story features a patient, Guy Morse, whose spirit could not be diminished even by a cancer diagnosis or a very rare injury that left him unable to walk. I am amazed by his determination and proud of the Partners Home Care staff that challenged their own expertise to come up with a plan that enabled Guy to walk and achieve important personal and professional goals. Our commitment to Guy is the same one we strive to provide to all of our patients – to deliver Christopher M. Attaya compassionate and high quality care no matter the weather, the economic environment or the complexity of the patient’s illness. Integral to meeting our commitment are the individuals, businesses, and foundations that choose to invest their charitable dollars in our organization so that we are able to meet our patients’ needs. I thank all of our donors, who contributed more than $723,000 in 2008, including those listed in our Annual Donor Honor Roll. On behalf of everyone at Partners Home Care, I say thank you and recognize the following milestones made possible with your support: • The volunteers on the Tee-Off for Partners Home Care and Partners Hospice Committee raised an incredible $476,800 in honor of the event’s 15th Anniversary; and • Eighteen organizations made grants totaling $150,263 toward critical programs such as the free Partners Home Care clinics at the Salem Mission in Salem and River Street Shelter in Beverly; Partners Transitions services for patients and families at end-of-life; and telemonitoring for congestive heart failure patients. Thank you for your interest in and support of the work of Partners Home Care. These truly are challenging times, but no matter the economic environment, I am assured that our caregivers, staff, volunteers and donors will continue to bring life to our mission. Christopher M. Attaya, MBA, FHFMA President & CEO Mission Our commitment is to deliver compassionate home health care and community based services to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. ExcEllEncE • SErvicE • PEoPlE • i n n ovat i o n • c o l l a b o r at i o n 2 wounD cARe PRoGRAM Receives nAtionAL hoMe cARe AnD hosPice AwARD The Partners Home Care Wound Care Program received our Wound resource nurses, Partners Home Care is the Innovations Award from the national Association of able to effectively and efficiently provide wound care to Home Care and Hospice. This new award showcases 500 patients. Our successful outcomes have positioned successful programs from across the country that us as the agency of choice among wound care experts advance the practice of home care and hospice. throughout the region and as a leader in innovation in home health care. The award is made possible thanks to The program was recognized for its achievements the spirit and dedication all of our staff members bring in three key areas that lead to consistent high quality to work each day. n wound care to patients. By leveraging the expertise of Guy Morse’s Marathon continued from page 1 Guy credits Partners Home Care for getting him back Copley Plaza Hotel so he could continue his BAA work to work so quickly. “The nurses and physical therapists from a bed and manage the upcoming marathon. from Partners Home Care were outstanding! They were knowledgeable, dedicated, compassionate and Guy was undergoing a rigorous six-month chemotherapy caring. I couldn’t have received better care, especially treatment for his prostate cancer. With two ruptured at the hotel when I began the rehab process. I never tendons, and deteriorating muscles, time was of the got depressed. I remained motivated. I kept busy. All essence if Guy was ever to walk again. this stuff took my mind off the cancer. It was a surreal feeling coming in as a patient. “Guy’s case was challenging. My eyes opened wide as a per- Tearing one tendon is rare; two is son of disability – even using the ” unheard of, said Bob Ford, Partners He survived his maladies and elevator was something I had to Home Care physical therapy man- learn. ” continues to thrive. And due to ager. “The healing process is quite painful, and there is a higher risk teamwork and excellent medical His experience in a wheelchair of re-injuring the tendons while proved to be a revelation and gave care, on April 14, 2008, Guy undergoing chemotherapy. ” Guy a “newly found appreciation” Morse was standing at the of the obstacles faced by people rose DeMelo, a seasoned Partners of disability. He said we need Home Care physical therapist, finish line at the 112 Boston th more communication and collabo- working with the Oncology team Marathon to congratulate the ration, to build lifts, ramps, and from the Dana Farber Cancer Care elevators. Unit, created and implemented an winner. aggressive physical therapy plan for Guy has a greater understand- Guy. For the next few months Guy ing of the needs that charitable and rose worked diligently to get him from a wheelchair organizations face. not only does the BAA have a long to a walker – from a walker to crutches – from crutches tradition of extending the challenge of road racing to to a cane and finally to walking independently. “Guy was persons with disabilities, it also provides charitable an excellent patient, he pushed himself and never com- organizations guaranteed entries for the organization’s plained. He worked hard and kept a positive attitude, ” fundraising purposes. commented rose. “He also is a really nice guy. ” Morse sat in his office at Trinity Place and talked about even with surgery and two months of physical therapy his family – his daughters, Jillian, Caitlin, elizabeth; and chemotherapy, Guy Morse never missed a beat. his son, Daniel; his wife nancy, who was his high With assistance from his staff at the Boston Athletic school sweetheart. They’ve been married since 1974. Association and help from his devoted wife nancy, Guy He survived his maladies and continues to thrive. was able to oversee the planning of the Boston Mara- And due to teamwork and excellent medical care, on thon. “This is the goal of home care, said rose, “to allow ” April 14, 2008, Guy Morse was standing at the finish patients to live a normal life and continue living their line at the 112th Boston Marathon to congratulate the lives while receiving the best possible medical care. ” winner. n 3 se Rv i c e ARe A MAP Partners Home Care is proud to serve most of eastern Massachusetts. Below is our Service Area Map which displays the family of services we offer in each region. Partners home care service Area Partners hospice service Area Partners Private care service Area Partners Lifeline service Area 4 PhiLAnthRoPy uPDAte s P Ri n G i s he R e! think AB out GoLFinG S av E t h E d at E to benefit • Partners home care & Partners hospice June 24, 2009 • PinehiLLs GoLF cLuB • PLyMouth, MA P r E S E n t E d by the annual tee-off is the largest single fundraiser for Partners home care and Partners hospice. event proceeds are crucial to our mission to deliver compassionate home health and hospice care services to enhance the quality of life for those we serve, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. in this time of economic uncertainty for patients and their families, support of the tee-off is critical now more than ever so that Partners home care and Partners hospice can meet their needs. if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, participating on the tee-off committee or playing golf on a summer day, please contact keturah sawyer, Director of events, at 781-290-4021, or firstname.lastname@example.org. for MorE inforMation: www.partnershomecare.org/golf 2009 tEE-off coMMittEE c o–c hairS MEM bErS roger boucher chris attaya John Grady Peter Stevens BAnk oF AMeRicA PARtneRs hoMe cARe AthenA cAPitAL, LLc JP MoRGAn Joe carrabes Maura callahan tom Janes david Storto Jennison AssociAtes, LLc PARtneRs heALthcARe LincoLnshiRe MAnAGeMent, inc. PARtneRs continuinG cARe Mike Manning John connolly charlie o’connor Sta f f PARtneRs heALthcARe stAte stReet coRPoRAtion FiDeLity investMents danielle degnan beverly Gottlieb Jon Stevens PARtneRs hoMe cARe GottLieB AnD AssociAtes cocARD AnD PARtneRs hosPice t h E f u t u r E o f h o M E h E a lt h c a r E i S i n yo u r G r i P 5 PARtneRs hoMe cARe in the coMMunity chA Ri tA B Le contR iButions h eLP honoR cAReGiveRs thoughtfulness as those contributions led to the creation of the award and our ability to present the recipient with a plaque and monetary gift. As addi- tional contributions in honor of Peter are made, these funds will be used to establish a workspace dedicated solely to ongoing education and training of clinicians to achieve professional growth and specialization. The Peter Hammond Award is presented annually to a staff member of the Bridgewater or Pembroke Care Teams who exemplifies Peter’s nursing excellence and compassionate qualities. Patricia Moynihan, rn, of the Bridgewater Care Team, received this year’s Award at a reception held on October 28, 2008 at Peter Hammond’s family joined Laurie Whiting, RN (center), 2007 Hammond Award recipient, and Patricia Moynihan (third from right) at the William H. Conant Community Health Center the ceremonies. in Bridgewater. Patty’s family, more than 30 staff members, and the Hammond family, who traveled Thanks to the generosity of many, the Peter hammond from as far as new Hampshire, were present as Sue award was established in 2007 to pay tribute to Peter Beausoleil, VP of Home Care Services, and Corinne Hammond, a Partners Home Care registered nurse Mcneill, rn, nursing manager for the Partners Home and friend to many who passed away unexpectedly in Care Pembroke and Bridgewater Teams, presented 2006. The Hammond family chose to have contribu- Patty with the award and praised her for always going tions made to Partners Home Care in lieu of flowers above and beyond for her patients. n in tribute to Peter. We are grateful to them for their Anna’s noble and compassionate qualities. Initially established to honor a home care nurse from Milton, the award has since grown as the delivery of home health care has evolved. now the award is presented to a member of the Milton Care Team, which covers several communities and includes nurses, therapists, social workers and home health aides. Partners Home Care was proud to present this year’s Anna Hughes Baker Award on October 16, 2008 to Susan Jenkins, Physical Therapist on the Milton Care Team. At a reception at Fuller Village in Milton, sur- rounded by her family, colleagues, donors and mem- (Left to right) Attending the Baker Award Ceremony were Chris bers of the community, Partners Home Care Presi- Attaya, President & CEO, Partners Home Care, Deborah Felton, dent Chris Attaya and ed Baker presented Susan with Executive Director, Fuller Village, award recipient Sue Jenkins, PT, this prestigious award. Kathy Hernon, Partners Home Milton Team, PHC, Ed Baker of Milton, Kevin Mearn, Town of Milton Administrator. Care South regional Director, recognized Susan for being an exceptional physical therapist. “She always With a very generous contribution made to Partners provides the highest quality of care to her patients. Home Care in 1997 (then the Milton VnA), ed Baker She has excellent evaluation, treatment and problem of Milton established the anna hughes baker award solving skills as well as the flexibility to change with as a lasting legacy to his mother. The honoree is the times as health care has evolved. ” chosen by his/her peers as a person who exemplifies continued on next page 6 tRiBute GiFts Partners Home Care would like to thank the friends and family members listed below who generously contributed gifts in honor or memory of someone special in their lives. This list reflects tribute gifts made between July 25, 2008 and December 31, 2008. i n h o n oR oF Kathy Stevens Mary T. Galante Connie Murphy Cheryl Stowe Patrick Gallo Warren Nigro Theresa Baker Russell Sydell Richard J. Gardiner James T. O’Donnell Cecile Battis Gerard J. Gauthier Sandra A. O’Donnell Jeroen Bongers in Me MoRy oF Dorothy Gentile Charles C. O’Rourke Sheila Brennan Anthony Giaimo Annette L. Paul JoAnn Burke John P. Agretelis Jean Glaser Rocco Paulo Joan Byrne Cosma L. Ando Frank X. Hackett Howard Pierce Elizabeth Campbell David Aronson Peter Hammond, R.N., M.Ed Marie Praino Cory Collins Fay Aronson Elizabeth Haynes Carol R.(Downie) Regan Cherie Curtin Russell Barilaro Beatrice Healey Robert E. Roque Patricia A. Defina Kathryn J. Bishop Lawrence E. Healey Mary J. Rosato Joan Dinapoli Barbara T. Burns Theresa Hoxsie Augustus A. Smith Jennie Dipietro Gregorio Capano Ruth F. Huxley Carolyn E. Smith Judy L. Ead Ralph Cardarelli Francis Kaseta Kenneth M. Sweeney Eryne Faletra John “Jack” Carey Joan Keenan Doris Wheeler Margaret Farwell Matthew J. Carfagno Raymond King Elinor Wolfson Melinda Gachignard John Catrone Mutti Klussmann Lawrence Wolk Isabelle T. Garabedian Bertram L. Cowan Vati Klussmann Marie Jemelkova Larraine Culligan Michael F. Kravchuk John J. Joyce Betty Dean Preston A. Landers Karoline Lubbeck John H. Dean Shirley A. Levesque We have made every effort to Michael P. Manning Mary Doucette Susan M. Luscombe be inclusive and accurate and respect requests for anonymity. Lorin Moore Michael Dzierzak John MacDonald However, if you have questions, Kristina Shorey Bernice M. Edovitz Ann Manuel corrections or would like to Monir Simozar Claudia B. Feldberg Su C. McLaughlin amend the listing of a name, Marcia M. Spraker-Cavallo James P. Finn Mary Menadier please contact Melinda Forstey Peter J. St. John Marianne E. Freeman Garald C. Moulton at 781-290-4094. n Anna Hughes Baker Award, continued from previous page “She always provided the highest quality of Being able to present the Anna Hughes Baker Award to a caregiver each year, which comes with a plaque care to her patients. She has excellent and monetary gift, means a lot to Partners Home Care evaluation, treatment and problem solving and also offers an opportunity to thank Mr. Baker for his generosity and foresight in recognizing the unsung skills as well as the flexibility to change with heroes of home health care. the times as health care has evolved.” This year’s ceremony was particularly meaningful because it also marked Susan Jenkins’ retirement – Kathy hernon from Partners Home Care after 30 years of service. Partners Home Care South Regional Director, In her honor Kevin Mearn, Milton Town Administrator, recognizing Anna Hughes Baker Award recipient Sue Jenkins presented Sue with a proclamation from the Milton Town Board of Selectman. n 7 www.partnershomecare.org 281 Winter Street Suite 240 Main: 781-290-4000 Waltham, MA 02451 BRAnch oFFices: Beverly Branch 800 Cummings Center Suite 166S Beverly, MA 01915 978-236-1300 Chelsea Branch 80 everett Avenue Suite 233 Chelsea, MA 02150 617-887-3600 Waltham Branch 281 Winter Street Suite 240 Waltham, MA 02451 781-290-4000 Braintree Branch Braintree Hill Office Park 15 rockdale Street Suite 201 Save the Date Braintree, MA 02184 Inaugural Celebration of Hope Dinner 781-681-1000 Plymouth Branch Co ur age o uS vo i C e S o f h o m e C are h o Spi C e 5 Wally Krueger Way Bridgewater, MA 02324 to Benefit 508-830-0580 thursday evening november 5, 2009 Boston harbor hotel Wharf room - 70 rowes Wharf, Boston, ma Dinner Committee* angela menino Kathy markell Honorary Chairwoman marianna o’Brien home care connection Sandy Baker is published by the patti Salamone annabelle Bierbaum Partners HealthCare Development Department David Condon, esq. tony Swartz-Lloyd 781-290-4094 Louison, Costello, Condon & Pfaff, LLP ted tobin micki gold K.S.S. 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