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Thursday, May 10, 2018

South Cove Manor to Host Annual Meeting and Dinner on May 15th


South Cove Manor to Host Annual Meeting and Dinner

Elizabeth Chen, Assistant Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is featured speaker

South Cove Manor at Quincy Point, a non-profit rehabilitation and skilled nursing care community, will hold its Annual Meeting and Dinner “Partnering for Success” on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at China Pearl Restaurant, 237 Quincy Avenue, Quincy. South Cove is celebrating its 33rd anniversary since its founding in Boston, and its 4th year in its Quincy location. 250 guests are expected to attend including Mayor Thomas Koch, State Representative Tackey Chan, and Quincy City Member Nina Liang.

Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch will give opening remarks, and Elizabeth Chen, Assistant Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is the featured guest speaker.

As Assistant Commissioner, Ms. Chen oversees health care licensing, safety, quality, and determination of need for nearly 2,000 health care facilities, 300,000 health care professionals, and 400 emergency medical services. Her career in health care incorporates 20 years in the bio/pharmaceutical industry, and 10 years in academia, including a term as president of the New England College of Optometry. Elizabeth received her PhD in gerontology from the McCormack Graduate School at UMass Boston, MPH in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health, MBA in international management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in organizational behavior from Yale University. Her roots are in Boston’s Chinese community, having immigrated at age 7 from Taiwan.  She credits much of her success to early, as well as continued, nurturing from Chinese community leaders.

The evening’s highlights will include the presentation of awards to outstanding members of the South Cove staff.  Schlichte Learning Center/South Cove Manor Nursing Facilities Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to two staff members to support professional growth, advanced training, certification or courses to complete degree requirements. Scholarships will be presented by Vice Chair May Chin and Board member Alice Rose.

Ting/Mugar Outstanding Leadership Awards will be presented by Board member David Ting to staff members who have contributed to constructive and strategic change in service, care, finance, or operations policy.

Founded in Boston in 1985, South Cove Manor moved in 2014 to a new and expanded state-of-the-art building at 288 Washington Street in Quincy.  The new campus significantly expanded South Cove’s rehabilitation capacity, creating a series of small resident communities for elders. 

South Cove Manor at Quincy Point’s specialty is providing short term rehabilitation services to elders after a hospitalization or illness. South Cove serves everyone who needs their care, and is proud to be a multicultural community with particular focus and accommodations for Asian elders. The center consistently achieves the highest quality ratings from both the Commonwealth and nationally and has been named as one of the country’s top nursing centers year after year by US News & World Report. www.southcovemanor.org

(From South Cove Manor)