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Sancta Maria Receives Massachusetts eHealth Institute Grant

mehigrant2MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, has announced the first round of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) grantees from the eQuality Incentive Program (eQIP).

MeHI awarded nearly $1 million in grants to 15 post-acute care organizations that oversee 44 facilities and 6,110 patient beds across Massachusetts. Under the eQIP program, MeHI’s funds will help these Massachusetts facilities invest in innovative health information technologies to improve patient care through enhanced care coordination and efficient care transitions.

“Sancta Maria Nursing Facility is extremely pleased to have been awarded a grant from MeHI,” said Mary Jane Nottonson, Administrator.

“As a provider of short term rehab and long term care, these funds will allow us to expand upon our existing capabilities through the enhanced and innovative use of health information technology to improve care transitions. I commend MeHI for recognizing the vital role of long term and post-acute care facilities in the health care continuum, through this generous grant initiative.”

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Another Activity-Rich Month at Sancta Maria Nursing Facility

building350It has been a lovely summer here in greater Boston and July has been another activity-rich month here at Sancta Maria.

In addition to celebrating daily mass, our residents enjoyed:

  • Various crafts sessions
  • BBQ luncheon
  • Entertainer Tony Funches
  • 5-Alive Chit-Chat Club
  • Games, Bingo and more

Overall, life at Sancta Maria is enriched by a range of therapeutic activities and social events designed for people at all functional levels.


Sancta Maria Nursing Facility Celebrates Mothers Day

patio1aMother’s  Day at Sancta Maria Nursing Facility saw Patients, families and staff celebrate with a Mother’s Day Brunch.

It was a beautiful Summer day in the Springtime. Temperatures were in the high eighties and everyone was in a celebratory mood. Most everyone took advantage of the day and enjoyed the good weather.

The grounds at Sancta Maria are quite lovely these days and it made for a beautiful afternoon. Activities Director Amanda Benduzak and Food Service Director Joanna Mitrano were instrumental in the planning and implementation of the Brunch. Styltangfehuku Administrator Mary Jane Nottonson and Director of Employee Relations Jeanne Citarella were also in attendance.

One resident summed-up the day very well by saying that, “It was a great day and everyone had a great time!”

Sancta Maria Celebrates One-Boston Day

onebostonday2015On April 15, 2015, residents of Sancta Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge, MA celebrated One Boston Day alongside students and faculty from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

In honor of the day’s theme of kindness, hand-crafted cedar wood planters built by the school’s carpentry students were presented to the residents of Sancta Maria. Residents and staff of Sancta Maria, and Sisters from the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception as well as faculty and students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School all came together to celebrate this generous gift by planting flowers and vegetable seeds in the new wheelchair accessible, movable planters.

Materials were purchased through a grant written to the Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, and faculty generously donated the soil and the seeds.

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Mary Jane Nottonson Named Sancta Maria Nursing Facility Administrator

maryjanenottonsonMary Jane Nottonson was recently appointed Administrator at Sancta Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mary Jane has held the position of Assistant Administrator at Sancta Maria since 1996. She is honored to continue the work of her predecessor, Sister Mary Mark Pizzotti, DM, who passed away in December of 2014. Brook Sister Mark had served as herpes zoster infection Administrator at both Sancta Maria Hospital and Sancta Maria Nursing Facility for over forty years.

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