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Summit ElderCare: Un programa con todo incluido a favor de nuestros mayores El Pueblo Latino
February 21, 2014

A profile of Summit ElderCare from the Spanish publication, "El Pueblo Latino"

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal defends Affordable Care Act in response to program opposition and roll-out troubles The Republican
January 23, 2014

U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, tours the Fallon Community health Plan's Summit ElderCare program on Wason Avenue, Springfield.

Summit Eldercare brings comprehensive approach to senior care to Springfield The Republican
November 18, 2013

Announcing the opening of Summit ElderCare's new center in Springfield

Summit ElderCare offers all-inclusive care for the elderly Mass Appeal (WWLP-22 News)
June 11, 2013

Summit ElderCare's Karen Longo was interviewed on WWLP-22's MassAppeal program about the new site in Springfield, Mass.

Mark Cooper appointed Senior Director of Clinical Operations
May 30, 2013

FCHP and Summit ElderCare announnce the appointment of Mark Cooper as Senior Director of Clinical Operations.

Senior care programs provide much-needed help Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 5, 2013

Article about the benefits that Summit ElderCare provides to its participants and their caregivers

Doctors who treat the elderly are in short supply Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 3, 2013

Dr. Wilner is looking for geriatricians to add to the growing staff of Summit ElderCare, which deploys a range of health care professionals in teams at multiple sites to help frail seniors remain in their homes. The program employs nine geriatricians and is expanding to Springfield.

Massachusetts leading the way on dual eligibles Governing.com
October 24, 2012

Massachusetts' PACE and SCO programs are lauded for their efforts in shifting away from a fee-for-service model for the dual-eligible population. If that can work for dual eligibles, perhaps a similar model, combined with the coordinated care approach, would work for everyone. Summit ElderCare quoted.

Fallon takes lead in elder care: company offers expertise to others Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 29, 2012

FCHP has signed a contract with a Inova, Virginia-based health insurance provider, to administer a program, similar to FCHP's Summit ElderCare, that keeps elderly patients in their homes and out of nursing homes.

PACE Setting an Example for Accountable Care Health Data Management
October 11, 2011

Summit ElderCare was recently featured in the publication Health Data Management for its experience in running a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.

Summit ElderCare recognized by area legislators Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 6, 2011

Summit ElderCare was recently recognized by area legislators for the health care services and support the program has provided during the past 15 years to almost 2,000 Worcester County seniors and their families.

FCHP's Summit ElderCare Lauded By Legislators Worcester Business Journal
December 29, 2010

Summit ElderCare, a subsidiary of Worcester-based HMO Fallon Community Health Plan, was recognized last month by area legislators for its work over the past 15 years to support the community's elderly population.

Summit ElderCare recognized by legislators
December 27, 2010

Summit ElderCare is recognized by legislators for the health care services and support the program has provided during the past 15 years to almost 2,000 Worcester County seniors and their families.

Federal program aims to keep seniors out of hospitals and nursing homes (pdf, 73 KB) The Washington Post
December 20, 2010

PACE, first authorized by Congress in the 1980s as a pilot project, is intended to help seniors stay in their homes as long as possible. If done effectively, supporters say, the program can reduce costly hospital and nursing home stays.

At the peak: Summit ElderCare knows how to scale the heights (pdf, 2422 KB) Inside Worcester
December 7, 2010

Like any successful mountain climber, the folks at Summit ElderCare know what it takes to reach the peak. And that is coordination, determination and collaboration.

Summit ElderCare launches new, user-friendly Web site
July 17, 2010

Summit ElderCare has recently launched a new, more usable Web site that offers up-to-date information on the program’s medical, insurance and social support services.

Summit ElderCare appoints Petra Flock, M.D., to medical staff
June 28, 2010

Summit ElderCare®, a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), announces the appointment of Petra Flock, M.D., as a member of the Summit ElderCare medical team.

Summit ElderCare appoints Annamaria Salisbury to Site Director
April 23, 2010

In this position, she will oversee the daily operations at the site, while interacting with participants and caregivers, and also lead the Summit ElderCare interdisciplinary team.

Their golden moment in the sun (pdf, 691 KB) The Charlton Observer
April 23, 2010

Leland and Marilyn Carlson of Auburn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends at Summit ElderCare.

Summit ElderCare appoints Tanya D. Campus, M.D., to medical staff
February 11, 2009

Summit ElderCare announces the appointment of Tanya D. Campus, M.D., as a member of the Summit ElderCare medical team at its Leominster location..

Summit ElderCare appoints Bonnie L. Reynolds as Site Director
November 4, 2008

In this position, Reynolds will oversee the daily operations at the site, while interacting with participants and caregivers, and also lead the Summit ElderCare interdisciplinary team.

Summit ElderCare appoints David R. Fields, M.D., to medical staff
November 4, 2008

Summit ElderCare announces the appointment of David R. Fields, M.D., as a member of the Summit ElderCare medical team at a new Summit ElderCare location on Grafton St., in Worcester.

Second Summit ElderCare facility in Worcester now open
November 4, 2008

The newly-constructed 11,700-square-foot facility is located at 1369 Grafton St. and accommodates 100 program participants each day.

Summit ElderCare appoints Tinevimbo A. Jaravaza, M.D., to medical staff
September 18, 2008

Summit ElderCare announces the appointment of Tinevimbo A. Jaravaza, M.D. as a member of the Summit ElderCare medical team at its East Mountain Street location in Worcester, Mass.

Summit ElderCare appoints Kathy V. Pulda, A.P.R.N., A.N.P., as Nurse Practitioner
February 20, 2008

Summit ElderCare announces the appointment of Kathy V. Pulda, A.P.R.N., A.N.P. as Nurse Practitioner for its Leominster facility.

Summit ElderCare named finalist for 2007 Insight Award
October 9, 2007

First presented in 2006, the Insight Award recognizes communications initiatives that provide information that health care customers need to make fully informed choices.

New location opens in Leominster Leominster Champion
October 5, 2007

Now that FCHP has announced the opening of its third Summit ElderCare facility at 55 Cinema Boulevard in Leominster, the senior community throughout the area will have a chance to become part of this innovative and comprehensive program.

FCHP opens new Summit ElderCare facility in Leominster
September 5, 2007

The newly-constructed 12,390-square-foot facility is located at 55 Cinema Boulevard and will accommodate over 200 participants and more than 50 employees when operating at capacity.

Support group allows seniors to remain independent at home Worcester Telegram & Gazette
August 19, 2007

Summit ElderCare's program allows elders to remain living in their homes, maintain their independence, and provides individualized support to them and their caregivers.

Summit ElderCare appoints Ashraf F. Elkerm to medical team
August 7, 2007

Summit ElderCare announces the appointment of Ashraf F. Elkerm, M.D., as a member of the Summit ElderCare medical team at the planned Leominster site.

Summit ElderCare appoints Margaret S. Schwab, R.N. as Clinical Nurse Manager
July 9, 2007

Margaret S. Schwab, R.N. will be Clinical Nurse Manager at a new Summit ElderCare site, which is currently under construction in Leominster and scheduled to open this summer.

Summit ElderCare appoints Donna M. Ferro, MSW, LICSW, as Social Worker for Northern Worcester County
June 15, 2007

Donna M. Ferro, MSW, LICSW will be Social Worker at a new Summit ElderCare site, which is currently under construction in Leominster and scheduled to open this summer.

Summit ElderCare appoints Leominster resident Karen A. Niemi as Enrollment Coordinator
June 11, 2007

Karen A. Niemi will be the Enrollment Coordinator of a new Summit ElderCare site, which is currently under construction in Leominster and due to open this summer.

Summit ElderCare appoints Leominster resident Melvina M. Hutchins as Site Director
June 4, 2007

Melvina M. Hutchins, A.P.R.N., C.N.A., B.C., will be the Site Director of a new Summit ElderCare site, which is currently under construction in Leominster and due to open this summer.

Summit ElderCare and the Worcester Art Museum team up to bring creativity to seniors
June 1, 2007

Summit ElderCare and the Worcester Art Museum have joined together to provide a variety of art classes to participants at Summit ElderCare’s 227 East Mountain Street location in Worcester.

Suzanne T. Sullivan appointed as Nurse Practitioner
May 10, 2007

Suzanne Sullivan will work in collaboration with other Summit ElderCare clinical staff to provide primary care and other geriatric support services.

Summit ElderCare recognizes "Older Americans Month"
May 1, 2007

Summit ElderCare is recognizing this month by letting baby boomers know that there are new and unique services available to provide professional, caregiving services to elders in the community.

Summit ElderCare opens new Charlton facility
January 10, 2007

Summit ElderCare expands health care program to keep elderly living at home longer.

New Summit facility meets seniors' needs Southbridge Evening News
December 26, 2006

The new permanent Summit ElderCare facility in Charlton takes into consideration the entire spectrum of seniors' needs.

Paula E. Chauvin, R.N., M.Ed., is appointed enrollment manager for Summit ElderCare
July 10, 2006

n this position, Ms. Chauvin will be responsible for oversight and coordination of enrollment for Summit ElderCare, including regulatory compliance, prospect satisfaction and representation at external events.

Elders keeping PACE Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 18, 2006

A new program in Central Massachusetts is giving area elders an alternative to nursing home care by providing comprehensive services in and out of their homes.

FCHP on pace to expand elder services (pdf, 39 KB) HealthLeaders-InterStudy
March 8, 2006

Winter 2006, Volume 5 Number 1
Having expanded its HMO presence in central and eastern Massachusetts last year, Fallon Community Health Plan is now increasing its PACE in 2006.

Summit Eldercare program expands The Healthcare Ledger
January 1, 2006

Volume 3 Issue 1, January 2006
Summit Eldercare opens new facility in Charlton.

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