Mass Senior Care Selects Two Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group Ambassadors

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Two Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group administrators, Susan Jessup and Kristen McHugh, are among 47 ambassadors selected to participate in Mass Senior Care's "Respect & Protect" campaign. The advocacy program is designed to better acquaint Massachusetts legislators with nursing centers and their challenges.

Mass Senior Care Association selects Harbor House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Administrator Susan Jessup as newest ambassador.

Providing exceptional patient care is the guiding principle for all that we do at Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group.

Massachusetts Senior Care Association has selected two Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group nursing center administrators as ambassadors for an ambitious new advocacy program designed to better acquaint Massachusetts legislators with nursing centers and their challenges. Hingham’s Harbor House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Administrator Susan Jessup and Braintree’s John Scott House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Administrator Kristen Reilly McHugh are part of the organization’s latest outreach initiative. The Welch Group nursing home administrators are among 47 ambassadors participating in Mass Senior Care’s “Respect & Protect” campaign. The non-profit senior advocacy organization’s goal for the campaign is that the selected administrators will play a pivotal role as they facilitate rehabilitation and nursing center tours so that the legislators may observe first-hand the high quality of care provided by member facilities. There are a total of 47 ambassadors, one or two from each of the 40 State Senate districts.

The “Respect & Protect” campaign demonstrates skilled nursing facilities commitment to quality care and the value of effective advocacy. “I’m pleased that 2 of our administrators were chosen to lead this effort in their areas,” says Paul Casale, vice-president & treasurer, Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group. He adds that “providing exceptional patient care is the guiding principle for all that we do at Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group,” and the “Respect & Protect” campaign is an extension of Welch Group’s efforts to increase participation in advocacy by staff, residents and families.

About Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group

Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group is a trusted family-owned senior housing and healthcare services company for over 60 years. The Welch Group, under the guidance of third-and-fourth generation family members, has continually been at the forefront of innovation and is a leading provider of short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, Alzheimer’s and memory care, independent and assisted living as well as adult day health and home care services on the South Shore of Massachusetts.

About the Massachusetts Senior Care Association

Massachusetts Senior Care Association, a non-profit organization, represents a diverse set of organizations that deliver a broad spectrum of services to meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. Members include more than 500 nursing and rehabilitation facilities, assisted living residences, residential care facilities and continuing care retirement communities, providing housing, health care and support services to more than 120,000 people a year.

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