Members of the Welch family congratulate the 2015 recipients of the Welch Group sponsored Florence May St. John Scholarship. Pictured: Front row (L to R): Emily Rapport from Colonial in Weymouth; Colleen Bates from Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham; Taniqua Furtick from Harbor House in Hingham; Phyllis Lindsay from Bay Path in Duxbury; and Mary Carr from Bay Path in Duxbury. Back row (L to R): Jennifer Sheets from Bay Path in Duxbury; Kristen Delory, LPN, from John Scott House in Braintree; Michael Welch; Richard M. Welch; Paul T. Casale Sr.; Marianne Welch-Martinez; Nicholas Doyle from Harbor House in Hingham; and Kameika Hayles from Hancock Park in Quincy
Reward and recognition are essential components to any successful work environment. Rewarding employees for exceptional service is a hallmark of Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group – one of the oldest senior services organizations in Massachusetts. Welch Group, a leading provider of senior services for more than 65 years, recently honored long-time employees during the organization’s Annual Staff Recognition Dinner, held at Pembroke Country Club.
“We invest in our employees and our employees invest in us,” says Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group President Richard M. Welch, referring to the extraordinary length of service of so many Welch Group employees. “Welch Group employees embody our company’s goals and values, providing the highest standard of care to seniors,” adds Welch.
This year Welch Group employees receiving top honors for their years of service to the company include John Howe, a 42-year dietary staff worker at Colonial Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Weymouth; Sandra Benotti, RN, an MDS/MMQ coordinator at Hancock Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Quincy who has been on staff for 41 years and Donna Griffin, director of social services at John Scott House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Braintree, who is a 40-year employee.
Innovation and quality care are the backbone of Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group – increasingly important with an estimated 72 million Americans expected to be 65 years old or older by 2030. That commitment has made the Welch Group a leading provider of continuum of care services to seniors and their families who may need housing or care options, including independent living, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, Alzheimer’s care, adult day health or home care services. A significant company milestone later this year is the 20th anniversary of Harbor House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Hingham.
In addition to awards for distinguished length of service, the Welch Group each year honors individuals who plan to continue their education in healthcare or related services. This year there were 14 recipients of the Florence May St. John Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the Welch Family to honor St. John, who began caring for seniors in her home and would later set the model for her own daughter, Rita M. Welch who with her husband, Thomas, opened their first nursing center in Braintree - the John Scott House.
Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group’s Annual Staff Recognition Dinner is scheduled during National Nursing Home Week (May 10-16, 2015), an annual observance sponsored by the American Health Care Association. Skilled nursing centers around the country held events highlighting this year’s theme, “Bring on the Fiesta: Familia, Vida and Amor (Family, Life, Love).” The special events are meant to encourage residents, families and friends to reach out to and visit with their loved ones and caregivers.
The Welch Group, with facilities, located in Braintree, Brighton, Duxbury, Hingham, Marshfield, Quincy and Weymouth, employs over 2000 staff members. To learn more about Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group visit online at: www.welchhrg.com