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  • News Article
    May 13,  2019

    Healing Wounds with Mobile Expertise | Partners HealthCare at Home

    Providing efficient, effective mobilebased patient care is at the heart of Partners HealthCare at Home’s (PHH) mission. A new innovation is extending this care model to reach to patients in need of expert wound care. Supported by Haiku, a smartphonebased technology with built-in photograph capability, the initiative allows PHH field clinicians to make wound photographs taken during home care visits immediately viewable within the patient’s medical record. An office-based Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse with expertise in wound care can then provide real-time treatment recommendations that inform patient care. The program, initially piloted in 2017, has provided over 2,300 consultations to date, with positive patient satisfaction reported. In June 2018, the initiative received the Innovation Award at the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts’ annual event, recognizing its impact on patient care in the

  • News Article
    October 30,  2018

    PHH's Betsy Moore Wins Unsung Hero Leadership Award

    Betsy Moore, PHH Timekeeping Supervisor, is the 2018 recipient of the John V. Woodard Award given annually to a Partners Continuing Care manager who demonstrates leadership, reliability, commitment and humility. As one of 11 nominees from PHH and SRN, Betsy was nominated by her manager, Gary Garberg, PHH Vice President of Business Operations. "Betsy is someone who - in addition to providing great leadership in her area - consistently offers up her own and her team's time when others need assistance. She always does so in a way that is completely behind the scenes, never going out of her way to draw any attention to what she is doing to help out others... As her title suggests, Betsy oversees the weekly payroll function for Partners HealthCare at Home. While the Partners HealthCare payroll department and the Partners HealthCare at Home HR group have responsibility for setting overall payroll policy, Betsy is widely recognized as the go-to expert within PHH for how those policies are applied each week... Betsy natural style and approach to her work is to be extremely self-effacing, never calling out attention to herself and working behind the scenes. In addition to this, something recently occurred that, while

  • News Article
    October 15,  2018

    White House Honors PHH Senior VP Oz Mondejar

    Yesterday, at a special ceremony, The White House honored local “Disability Employment Champions of Change” who are doing extraordinary work to create employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Among those honored was Oz Mondejar, Senior Vice President of Mission and Advocacy at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Partners HealthCare at Home. Oz is one of just ten honorees from across the nation. The ceremony featured U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecelia Muñoz, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Jenny Yang, and other Senior Administration Officials. Oz was recognized for his role in helping to create the Working Partners Program, a first of its kind public private partnership between Spaulding and Partners HealthCare at Home and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. The Working Partners Program was created to help remove barriers to employment for people with disabilities. The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. These Disability Employment Champions of Change distinguished themselves by making workplaces more accessible to strengthen the American economy. The event showcased these incredible leaders and their significant

  • News Article
    October 1,  2018

    Partners HealthCare At Home Announces New COO

    Partners HealthCare at Home (PHH) announces the appointment of Keren Diamond in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. Diamond will assume responsibility for all clinical operations for the organization’s certified home care business. "Keren is a much admired and broadly respected executive within the home care industry and so I’m delighted that she has joined our organization,” said Reynold G. Spadoni, president of PHH. “In my experience, she has an ability to contribute broadly as a strategic and innovative clinical leader as well as possesses great skill in maintaining focus on critical performance goals. Keren is a high integrity and passionate executive and we are fortunate that she is now part of the PHH team." Diamond brings more than 25 years of experience as an executive leader in home health care, most recently as senior vice president of clinical services at the VNA Care Network, and also as board president of Home Staff, an affiliated private care company. Previously, she served as senior vice president of operations for the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston, overseeing its clinical integration with VNA Care Network and Atrius Health. Prior to that role, Diamond was the executive director of the UMass Memorial

  • News Article
    June 21,  2018

    25th Annual PHH Golf Tournament Raises over $665,000

    Despite the rain, over 200 golfers came out for the annual Partners HealthCare at Home’s Tee-Off Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 13 at the Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA. This year’s tournament was the most successful tournament to date, raising over $665,000 in support of Partners HealthCare at Home’s programs and services, making this tournament one of the most successful golf tournaments in the country. Bank of America once again joined us as the title sponsor for the event along with many other key sponsors, including Elliott, Centerbridge, Century Bank and Willis Towers Watson. (Visit our website at http://giving.partnersathome.org/golf for a complete list of sponsors.)Thanks to one of our sponsors as part of a contest for employees, physical therapist Connie Ventura, Revolution Team was selected to play at the tournament. The events of the day concluded with a post-golf dinner featuring Meredith Koch. Three years ago Meredith was helping her friends move a piano when it fell landing on her back and leaving Meredith paralyzed. Meredith has overcome great odds to return to sports, a passion of Meredith’s. This past year, Meredith suffered a setback and was hospitalized. It was thanks to PHH and care provided by Ray Eldridge,

  • News Article
    June 20,  2018

    PHH Receives Innovation Award for Healthcare Technology

    Partners HealthCare at Home Receives Innovation Award from Home Care Alliance of MA In order to drive efficiency and efficacy in the care of wound care patients, Partners HealthCare at Home has moved to a smart phone technology platform for in-home wound imagery and transmission to an office based Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse (WOCN). Images are uploaded through an iPhone application, Haiku, to a central electronic health record allowing better communication across physician, wound specialist and treating nurses. Since its inception, the WOCNs have made over 2,300 consults resulting in 1,070 treatment changes. The patient experience has been positive and the collaboration between disciplines has improved. The Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts’s Innovation Awards recognize programs, products, or operational changes that enhance patient, client, or community, well-being; drive efficiency in operations or the health care system'; enhance staff productivity or satisfaction. The program received the Innovation Award at this year’s Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts’ annual event on June 19 at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy. Members of the design and implementation team include: Jennifer Cluff, Denise McKenna, Kathy Hernon, Sue Borzelleca, Amy Pierce, Annemarie Martin, Alison Thrasher, Evangelyne Amboy, Caren Cunningham, Tracy Lubin, Joan Lafond, Lisa

  • News Article
    March 25,  2018

    Partners HealthCare At Home Announces New President

    Partners HealthCare at Home (PHH) announces the appointment of Rey Spadoni as its new president, who will serve as its senior advisor on strategy, planning, and the integration of opportunities to grow PHH’s business and reputation throughout Massachusetts. In this role, he will work closely with clinical and administrative leaders throughout Partners and the region to develop new models of home healthcare that will grow in importance in the coming years. “I’m very pleased to have joined such a great team of clinicians, managers and staff at Partners HealthCare at Home who all continuously strive to deliver compassionate and exceptional quality care to our patients,” said Spadoni. “In my thirty plus years working within the local health care industry, I’ve repeatedly been impressed by the tremendous innovations and collaborations found throughout the Partners HealthCare System and I’m delighted to now be a part of it.” Spadoni brings more than 30 years of experience in a variety of health care settings that will strengthen PHH’s strategic efforts amidst the challenges the organization faces in today’s evolving and competitive health care environment. As the president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston (VNAB), Spadoni led his management team to improve

  • News Article
    January 8,  2018

    Keren Diamond Appointed to SVP and COO of PHH

    Waltham, MA - Keren Diamond, RN, BSN, MBA has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Partners HealthCare at Home. “I am confident that Keren, the Partners HealthCare at Home leadership team, and all our employees will continue their focus on our mission and patient care and thus Partners HealthCare at Home’s reputation as the right choice for patients needing care at home will prosper well into the future,” said David Storto, president of Partners Continuing Care and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.  Keren initially joined Partners HealthCare at Home in October 2014 as its Chief Operating Officer, where she has focused on strengthening the organization’s core operations that have resulted in noteworthy improvements in the organization’s clinical, financial, and quality performances. She has also spearheaded the development of Partners HealthCare at Home’s innovative Advanced Clinical Programs - such as the Mobile Observation Unit and Home Hospital programs –  key collaborations with colleagues throughout Partners HealthCare that are demonstrating System benefits while improving people’s lives. Prior to joining Partners HealthCare at Home, Keren led two home health agencies in Central Massachusetts and served in senior clinical operations leadership roles at the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston (VNAB) as interim

  • News Article
    June 15,  2017

    24th Annual PHH Golf Tournament Raises over $660,000

    This year’s tournament was the most outstanding to date, raising over $660,000 in support of Partners HealthCare at Home’s programs and services. Partners HealthCare at Home’s Annual Tee-Off Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday, June 14 at the Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA. This year’s tournament was the most outstanding to date, raising over $660,000 in support of Partners HealthCare at Home’s programs and services, making this tournament one of the most successful golf tournaments in the country. Since its inception, the Annual Tee Off has raised more than $5.5 million for PHH programs. A great thank you to all the PHH employees who came out to volunteer at the tournament. Click here to see photos from the tournament. Bank of America once again joined us as the title sponsor for the event along with many other key sponsors, including Bridgewater Associates, Century Bank, Elliott and Willis Towers Watson (visit our website at http://giving.partnersathome.org/golf for a complete list of sponsors). Over 200 golfers came out to support the event which included a hole-in-one contest to win a trip to Pebble Beach. Other highlights of the day included special food tastings provided by Boston Burger Company, The Bacon Truck, Tavern

  • News Article
    June 12,  2017

    David Storto Receives William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award

    Chatham, MA – David Storto, President of Partners Continuing Care and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award from the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA). Each year at the association’s annual meeting, MHA publicly acknowledges one senior hospital or health system executive who exemplifies exceptional leadership and the characteristics to which all healthcare provider leaders aspire. “David’s vision for Partners’ post-acute care combined with years of planning and advocacy produced the new state-of-the art patient-centered Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital that opened in Spring of 2013, just 12 days after the Boston Marathon bombing,” said Keith Hovan, outgoing Chair of MHA’s Board of Trustees and President & CEO, Southcoast Health in New Bedford, who presented Storto with the award. “Spaulding’s treatment of some of the most injured survivors certainly contributed to broader community understanding and support for post-acute care. And it’s an interesting coincidence that a striking example of David’s personal commitment and tenacity is also connected to the Marathon – David has run the Boston Marathon 10 times with the Spaulding team and ranks among the highest fund raisers each year for that event.” Since 1998, Storto has created and developed Partners