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St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion Recognized as an Innovative Leader in Long-Term Care

Monday, May 19th, 2014

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion is the proud recipient of the 2014 Innovation of the Year Award from LeadingAge Maine/New Hampshire. D’Youville Pavilion was chosen for its development and implementation of a specialized staff education program on its new state-of-the-art Specialty Care Rehab Suite.

The CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited Suite was designed as a 12-bed rehabilitation unit specializing in the treatment of individuals with medically-complex conditions and is a companion program to their successful Transitional Rehabilitation Center, which is also CARF accredited. In an effort to prepare staff for a more acute patient population, d’Youville Pavilion’s nursing leadership team, nurse educators and other colleagues created a nursing competencies curriculum that engaged best practices from across the field of post-acute care. Part of the goal for developing this educational program was to incorporate new and innovative training models into practice that can serve as a template and be replicated throughout the facility. This effort would ensure quality outcomes for patients and residents. In addition to being part of a hospital-based health system, the field of rehabilitation and nursing care is constantly evolving and the patient populations are presenting with more complicated diagnoses than we have seen in previous generations. In order to ensure the best possible treatment of patients and residents, the facility recognized the need for an enhanced educational training program.

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, a 210-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitative nursing canter, is the flagship component of the elder care services offered through St. Mary’s Health System. With a state-of-the-art rehab center, specialized memory impairment unit, skilled and long term care, d’Youville Pavilion provides residents with the most advanced technology and skilled nursing care in the region. More importantly, they offer respect, care, and compassion to every resident.

LeadingAge Maine/New Hampshire also recognized St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion with the 2012 Innovation Award. Other accolades include recognition from the AHCA for safely reducing the use of antipsychotic drugs, the Maine Health Care Association’s (MHCA) Celebrating Excellence in Quality Award, the MHCA’s Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award, and the Dorland Health Silver Crown Award Honorable Mention. For more information, please visit www.stmarysmaine.com and click on “Senior Health.”

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion Receives Innovation Award

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

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11.06.12

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston recently received the 2012 Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award during a recognition ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center. Sponsored by the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA), the Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award is given annually to long term care providers that have designed and implemented an outstanding program that has demonstrated success in improving resident quality of life/care, enhancing employee development and relationships or engaging community members or groups in facility life. St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion was recognized for its Fall Prevention Program.

St Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion partnered with the MaineHealth Fall Prevention Workgroup. The collaboration was an effort to reduce incidents of falls and fall related injuries.

“The primary goal of the committee was fall reduction, to protect those that we care for, and reduce/prevent future incidents from occurring,” said Phil Jean, Vice President for Elder Care Services at St. Mary’s Health System and d’Youville Administrator. “The program was designed to enhance quality of life for these individuals and protect them from harm. The goal included determining patterns and opportunities for improvement through detailed root cause analysis of each fall incident and incorporating these reviews as part of the facility’s performance improvement/quality process.”

To be considered, nominees must meet certain criteria, including demonstration of a best practices approach and tangible results to show that the creative ideas and practices have contributed to resident quality of life and care. Nominations for the award were submitted by long term care facilities statewide and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges with long term care expertise.

According to MHCA President and CEO Richard Erb, “Maine’s long term care facilities provide compassionate quality care on a daily basis. Providers are genuinely committed to trying new approaches and techniques to better serve their residents. This luncheon and awards program are a tribute to their dedication and our way of saying thank you – we appreciate your efforts in the pursuit of innovation.” MHCA is a nonprofit trade association representing 250 long term care providers statewide including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion focuses on three distinct areas of care. 1) Long-term residential care with daily nursing care, social activities, and pastoral services to provide individualized care to residents. 2) A safe and secure living are to meet the needs of people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia. 3) The Rehab Center which helps patients who are discharged from the hospital but may require additional therapy or education before returning home.

For more information about St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, please visit d’Youville Pavilion on the web.

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion Nurse Earns State Award

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

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10.15.12

Kristina Boilard a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston was recently honored at the Blaine House along with eighteen other outstanding caregivers from across the state. Kristina was chosen to receive the Excellence In Long-Term Care Award, from the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Award recipients are employed in nursing homes, residential care, or home care. Each recipient must demonstrate leadership and dedication to excellence in providing care to elderly and disabled long-term care consumers.

Kristina was nominated by her co-workers and supervisors at d’Youville who describe her as being a “strong resident advocate, always responding quickly to the needs of residents.” They say that “she is very special to residents — always stepping up to the plate in assuring quality of life to the elders she serves.” Examples of Kristina’s dedication were included in her nomination resulting in her selection as an award recipient by a panel brought together by the Ombudsman Program.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Brenda Gallant said that the direct care staff in the state’s long-term care facilities and those working in home care, are often unrecognized for the very important work they do. She said, “Holding the awards ceremony at the Blaine House with Maine’s First Lady participating meant a great deal to the direct caregivers being honored for outstanding work.”

Philip Jean Appointed to the Board of Directors of the American College of Health Care Administrators

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

For more information contact:
Becky Reisinger
Manager, Business Development
American College of Health Care Administrators
breisinger@achca.org
(202) 536-5120 ext. 6446

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Alexandria, VA – May 25, 2012 – Philip Jean, MBA, CNHA, FACHCA of West Gardiner, Maine was recently appointed District 1 Director of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) Board of Directors, the nation’s leading professional society of long-term care administrators. He was installed on May 6, 2012 at ACHCA’s 46th Annual Convocation and Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mr. Jean is the Vice President of Elder Care Services at St. Mary’s Health System and Administrator at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston, Maine. d’Youville Pavilion is one of the largest nursing homes north of Boston. With a state-of-the-art rehab center, specialized dementia care unit, skilled and long term care, d’Youville provides residents with the most advanced technology and skilled nursing care in the region. More importantly, they offer respect, care, and compassion to every resident.

Mr. Jean has been a member of ACHCA since 2000 and is a Certified Fellow in ACHCA which represents the highest level of achievement within ACHCA. He has served on many national committees including Professional Advancement, Education, and the IT Task Force Work Group. Mr. Jean is currently President of the Maine Chapter of ACHCA and is an exam item writer for the ACHCA certified nursing home administrator exam. As District 1 Director, he will continue to help ACHCA support membership and grow programming in six states including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Celebrating 50 years of excellence (1962-2012), the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today’s long term care administrators and executives. Focusing on advancing leadership excellence, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to its diverse membership of administrators from across the continuum of long term care. For more information about ACHCA and the 2012 Convocation, call the national office at (202) 536-5120 or visit www.achca.org.

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion: “Celebrating the Journey”

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

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5/15/12

In observance of Nursing Home Week, May 13 to 19, St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion is holding a series of events designed to celebrate the lives and relationships of residents, families and staff. The theme of the week is “Celebrating the Journey.”

“Our residents have lived full lives and we want to honor each and every person who has allowed us to journey with them,” said Phil Jean Vice President of Elder Care Services at St. Mary’s Health System and Administrator at d’Youville. “This is a perfect opportunity to involve families, community members, youth, and others in our community who share our respect for the elderly and disabled who live among us.”

This week, d’Youville Pavilion is taking a journey through the decades with residents. Some of the highlights include:

A 1930’s Mother’s Day Tea and Cookies for resident mothers, family members, and staff along with a Mother’s Day game of beano.

On Monday, residents and staff donned 1940’s attire. They also began “decade jeopardy.” Throughout the day a trivia question were posted on each unit (or neighborhood, as they like to call it) and other specified areas. The first person to answer correctly won a prize. Later that day they gathered for a 1940’s version of “The Price is Right.”

It was poodle skirts galore as they celebrated the 1950’s on Tuesday. The “Malt Shoppe” was open for residents to enjoy root beer floats. They even had a chance to spend an evening with Elvis.

On Wednesday, residents and staff will be groovy in their 1960’s inspired bell bottoms and tie dyes. Later, they all enjoyed a choice game of 1960’s bingo.

Bell bottoms will be fitting for the 1970’s too, but they’ll look a little different under the sparkle of a disco ball during a dance party on Thursday. Do the Hustle anyone?

On Friday it’s all big hair and parachute pants for the 1980’s inspired Alumni Day. d’Youville Pavilion will celebrate the end of a wonderful week with a barbecue on the patio for residents, patients, former patients, family members, and staff.

National Nursing Home Week is an annual observance sponsored nationally by the American Health Care Association, based in Washington, D.C. St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion is a 210-bed nursing facility located in Lewiston, Maine. It is one of the largest nursing homes north of Boston and the flagship component of the elder care services offered through St. Mary’s Health System. With a state-of-the-art rehab center, specialized dementia care unit, skilled and long term care, d’Youville provides residents with the most advanced technology and skilled nursing care in the region. More importantly, they offer respect, care, and compassion to every resident.

For more information, please visit www.stmarysmaine.com and click on “Senior Health.”

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion Health & Safety Fair

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Tuesday,  April 17, Wednesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 19

 

 

 

Living Arts Living Well Series took place at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion

Friday, March 9th, 2012

On Thursday March 8, the second session of the Living Arts – Living Well Series took place at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion. Sponsored by the UNE-MGEC, Cultural Resources and d’Youville Pavilion, Living Arts is a four part seminar concentrating on the connection between healthy aging and art.

This session featured Tom Cote, master Acadian woodcarver, and his apprentice, granddaughter Ellyzabeth Bencivnga. Their presentation included the history and practicality of learning the art. Their beautiful pieces have been displayed in museums all over the country.

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion Selects New Director of Admissions

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

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2/17/12

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion recently welcomed Lucinda Houston, RN to the leadership team as the new Director of Admissions.

Lucinda comes to the St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion with extensive clinical experience in medical/surgical, oncology, cardiology and case management. For more than 20 years, she has worked in both the acute and post-acute setting, most recently as an assistant director of nursing in a skilled nursing and rehabilitation environment. Her years of experience, combined with a new vision, will create synergy and opportunity to make our resident experience even more outstanding.

As the largest post-acute care provider in the community, d’Youville Pavilion is committed to providing person-directed care and services and to maintaining a commitment to meeting and exceeding customer expectations in providing excellence, quality and value and care, all the while ensuring our work is guided by caring, compassion and respect.

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion Earns a Five-Star Quality Rating!

Monday, February 20th, 2012

 

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2/20/11

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion has earned the highest quality rating – five out of five stars – from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This national quality rating system was created by CMS to help consumers and their families compare and choose a quality nursing facility.

The rating system is based on health inspections, staffing, and quality measures to achieve an overall rating. Additional stars are earned for excellence in staffing and quality care. A five-star designation means St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion is “much above average” in these categories.

“Among other measures of success,” says Phil Jean, Vice President of Elder Care Services at St. Mary’s Health System, “the Five-Star rating is also a reflection of the strategic initiatives and evidence-based practices at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion which produce quality outcomes and patient satisfaction.”

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion is the flagship component of the elder care services offered through St. Mary’s Health System comprised of a state-of-the-art Rehab Center, and specialized dementia, skilled, and long-term care units. D’Youville provides residents with the most advanced technology and skilled nursing care in the region. More importantly, staff puts forward extraordinary respect, care, and compassion to every resident.

For more information about St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston, please visit www.stmarysmaine.com and click on “Senior Health” to your left. You may also call the Admissions Office at 753-4807.

“Living Art-Living Well Studio”

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

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1/4/12

 Seminar Series at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion

Interested in how art and creativity affects your health? Through a series of four seminars, Living Art–Living Well Studio offers participants the opportunity to explore the connection between traditional art, cultural legacy, and life review; it also explores the role these play in health, aging, positive decision-making, and how this influences the practice of health care.

Community health providers, health professions faculty, students, and community members are invited to participate in the Living Art–Living Well Studio four-part seminar series. This series – sponsored by the University of New England Maine Geriatric Education Center (UNE-MGEC) in partnership with St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, Cultural Resources, Inc. and the Maine Arts Commission – will include artist demonstrations and facilitated discussion.

The first of the four part series takes place on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston. This seminar features one of the most gifted basket makers of the Passamaquoddy Nation, Molly Neptune Parker, and her grandson George Neptune.\

Molly Neptune Parker has devoted her life to practicing the brown ash and sweetgrass tradition by passing it on to the next generation, including several children and grandchildren. As a child, Parker learned basket making from her mother and she continues the fancy basket tradition at her home on the shores of Lewey Lake in Indian Township, Maine. Her work is much sought after by collectors and has been featured in several exhibitions, including “North by Northeast.” A Maine Arts Commission Traditional Arts Fellowship winner, Parker is also the President of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance and a master teacher in the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.

Participants are invited to attend the opening reception for the ‘Maine Arts Commissions’ traveling exhibition “Two Times Ten: 20 Years of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program” in Main Corridor on the first floor of St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion at 4:30 PM, February 9, 2012. Featuring portraits of participating master artists and their apprentices, the exhibit will explore the role of the elder artist in preserving cultural traditions.

CME credits are available for those that participate in all four sessions. Living Art–Living Well 2012 sessions will take place from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM on February 9, March 8, April 12, and May 10, at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion.

The event is open to the public as well as health professionals, faculty, and students. Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended. For questions or to register please contact Marilyn Amoroso at (207) 221-4460 or at mamoroso@une.edu.