McLean Fashion Show May 2011

Auxiliary Members
McLean Auxiliary Members and friends enjoying Celebrate Your Diva May 14, 2011.


Think the Science Center is Just for Kids? A fun trip for some of the Robinson and Health Center residents...

 “Absolutely worth it,” remarked Doris.  “Very educational and entertaining…I’d go again,” said Janina. These and ten other residents of the McLean Health Center in Simsbury recently had a ball at the Connecticut Science Center. It was a memorable experience that they won’t soon forget.  The multi-storied museum, located on the Connecticut River in Hartford, offered the residents numerous hands-on interactive exhibits and breathtaking views. The interactive exhibits utilized videos, audios, visuals, and tactile components. The Ice Age Trivia game, which could be played along with up to 6 people, was a big favorite of residents Marilyn Peters and Tom Kelly. Many residents also enjoyed the displays of the various rocks, marble, semi-precious stones and minerals found in Connecticut. Especially interested, was Doris Freudenberger, a former schoolteacher, who taught geology in the 1940s to the children of the American forces oversees. 

McLean Outpatient Rehabilitation Patient Surveys Very Positive

Robyn Ligotti, DPT, reported the quarterly quality data from the McLean Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. One hundred percent of the patients completed a survey when they finished their therapy. Every quarter for the past year, more than 98% of the patients would refer McLean Outpatient Rehab to a friend. Dr. Ligotti also noted "I am very pleased that outcomes have continuously improved each quarter, and now exceed the benchmark of ninety-percent."

Post Acute Center Patients Very Pleased with Care

Lisa Clark, VP & Administrator of the McLean Health Center, reported the latest patient satisfaction survey results for the short term patients in the Post Acute Center. In this quarter 74 short-term surveys were received with a return rate of 64%. Mrs. Clark noted this is a high return rate.

McLean Launches New Care Consultant Services

McLean's Care Consultant team asked "Do any of these questions sound familiar?"   


McLean Home Care is the national home care agency for April!

McLean Home Care is proud to announce being named
April Agency of the Month for its consistently low acute
hospitalization rates that place the agency in the top 90th
percentile nationally.

Certified Nursing Assistants Graduate from McLean

 CNA Graduating Class

Pictured above: (left to right) Linda Schmitt, Kay-Ann McLaughlin, Cassie Caruso, Cathy Martinez, RN, Instructor, Lynn Kiesewetter, Tess Bussman, Lindsey Gervascio and Caryn Turek

Heartfelt Thanks for the New McLean

My Mom, Theresa Cascio came to the New McLean with a lot of history, hopes and fears.  She  had told me often that she didn’t like to be around “old people” and she certainly did not  consider herself to be an old person even if she did have white hair.  She had always been a very independent woman and her stroke left her fighting against the limitations of her own body.

McLean Home Care Data Exceptional for Area VNAs

Pat Adams, Administrator of McLean Home Care & Hospice proudly released the latest  Medicare visiting nurse quality data showing that McLean’s home health patients   continue to have a very low rate of hospitalization of 20 % compared to the 31 % CT average. In April 2011 the agency’s low hospitalization rate won McLean the national Quality Agency of the Month award by the Medicare- approved Home Health Quality Improvement Campaign (HHQI).