Sancta Maria Nursing Facility is pleased to announce that we are participating in a Medicare initiative called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative Model 3.
Medicare is using the Bundled Payments Model 3 to encourage doctors to work closely with providers like Sancta Maria who help patients recover after they are discharged from the hospital, so patients get better care following their hospital stay.
Sancta Maria Nursing Facility is working closely with certain health care providers that will provide care following a resident’s or patient’s hospital stay and extending through the recovery period, as well as hospitals in the event of re-hospitalization. This participation means that in addition to providing residents and patients with the same level of high quality care as in the past, we have agreed to a new payment arrangement with the goal of achieving greater administrative efficiency and more coordinated care.
This new payment delivery model is a part an innovation program offered by Medicare.
It 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.
On June 18 Sancta Maria had the pleasure of hosting a wine social in celebration of the opening of our new Patient Rehabilitation gymnasium.
Located on the 4th floor, the new rehab gym is centrally located for easy access for Rehab staff and patients alike. A nice, bright, and airy space, the gym is a major upgrade, featuring new equipment and big windows, marking the gym as a go to place for patients striving to go home.
Our celebratory wine tasting was well-attended by Physicians, Case Managers, Nurses and Social Workers, all of whom are true friends of Sancta Maria – and to them we extend a sincere thank you! Many tours were conducted during the event, and all who viewed the 4th floor were very impressed by the expansive rooms and the many resources that allow us to take care of our patients so well.
For your own tour of Sancta Maria please contact the Admissions Department.
Mary 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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