Full Circle - June 2017

Meg Doherty and Herb Emilson to be Honored at Sixth Annual Luminaria

Meg Doherty

Meg Doherty

Two extraordinary champions for the health and well-being of our community will be honored at the 6th annual Luminaria, set for Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy.

Luminaria is a special dinner event designed to raise support for South Shore Health System’s Home and Community Care division and celebrate innovation and dedication by awarding “Home Care Champions” unique Luminaria medallions. This year’s recipients are:

  • Meg Doherty, recently retired longtime President and CEO of Norwell VNA, who spent 30 years of her career passionately advocating for the field of Home Health on a state and federal level.
  • Herb Emilson, humanitarian and the first Chair of the South Shore Health System Foundation.

Both Herb and Meg are well known and highly respected leaders in our region. Herb has provided incredible support for both home care and our entire health system for decades. Meg has worked tirelessly on behalf of patients and their families promoting Home Health services nationally and statewide. In one way or another, everyone in our region using health care services has benefitted from Herb and Meg’s efforts.

“I am committed to people who are needy and I get self-satisfaction out of helping them,” Herb said. “One of the greatest joys of my career has been working with South Shore Hospital. It’s been a magnificent organization. I am humbled to be honored at Luminaria.”

Herb Emilson

Herb Emilson

“I’m extremely grateful,” added Meg. “I’m willing to accept this award with both humility and pride because it gives my colleagues in home care the opportunity to be highlighted for the important role they play in the delivery of health care today.”

Luminaria focuses on home care services, which play a vital role in lowering overall health care costs, minimizing complications, preventing multiple hospital stays for patients and improving the quality of life for the people of our region. “Providing care in the comfort and familiarity of one’s home for a variety of medical needs is why Luminaria, in support of home care, has become such an important event,” said Gene E. Green, MD, MBA, President and CEO, South Shore Health System. “We are excited to have two great honorees to celebrate this year, Meg and Herb.”

South Shore Health System’s highly-skilled team of home care professionals works hard to assure a safe home environment, proper management of medications and support for families caring for loved ones at home – from the beginning of life to the end. Last year alone, the Health System’s home care professionals made more than 230,000 home visits to more than 10,000 patients in 30 South Shore towns.

For more information about Luminaria, including how to purchase tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact Angela Floro at 781-624-8142 or angela_floro@sshosp.org, or visit Luminaria.

Ride Along with Team SSHS

Bruins Game

Know Someone Riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge? Their fundraising can stay local and benefit patients being treated at South Shore Hospital.

The South Shore Health System Team is still recruiting cyclists for the 2017 PMC ride, August 5-6. If you’ve already registered for the Pan-Mass Challenge, but would like to be a part of a team, please consider joining us! It’s easy to join; you just need the e-Gift number you received when you registered.

Team SSHS - Riding As One is raising money to benefit cancer patients being treated at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at South Shore Hospital. Spread the word to all you know to support Team SSHS - Riding As One.

Unique sponsorship opportunities are also available. If you are interested in joining or sponsoring our team, contact Lee Angland at 781-624-8210 or lee_angland@sshosp.org or visit Pan-Mass Challenge.

Follow Our Foundation & Friends Facebook Page

Team Run SSHS

Have you “liked” the Foundation’s Facebook Page yet?

South Shore Health System Foundation, the philanthropic arm of our Health System, is now on Facebook. The page will be a forum to keep our community updated on announcements regarding the many programs and events that are put on by the Foundation and The Friends of South Shore Health System.

Tell your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to like and follow the Foundation page at facebook.com/southshorehealthsystemfoundation.

From the Foundation

As business owners or principals who exemplify the importance of philanthropy in our community, Full Circle is your e-newsletter. It is designed to provide regular updates for Presidents’ Circle members on significant news throughout your health system, as well as fundraising highlights and the benefits of your membership. We hope it helps keep you connected and informed, and serves as a reminder of how your generosity impacts our community.

Thank you to all the members of the Presidents’ Circle who attended the 28th annual South Shore Health System Golf Classic on Monday, May 22 at Pinehills Golf Club.  Despite the cool temperatures and drizzle, we had a great day with a record turnout of more than 270 golfers and raised $250,000 for critical care services!  Save the date for next year’s tournament on May 21, 2018 at Pinehills!

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