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Dear Teresa, Enclosed is your survey, however I wanted to add just a little note of thanks to all the Wonderful Nurses who took wonderful care of me while I was a patient at Whittier. All of the Physical Therapy staff and OT what a TEAM! I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR MORE!!! So caring and right on top of what you need to move forward. I have to say even the kitchen and the staff that cleaned the rooms were all so nice always asking how I was, and doing their job. The Staff at the front desk that answered you were all so pleasant also, I was impressed by Whittier Rehab and how well dedicated the employees were. They take pride in what they do. My Case Manager Jennifer was right there for me when I needed her. Terry from Nutrition, Thanks for all your help! Special Thanks to Moses, who always seemed to be there! A wonderful CNA, Washington Nurse at night, oh my so many Awesome Nurses! I wish I could remember all the names. Last of all I must say I had the most wonderful Dr. Struck, the BEST Doctor I have ever had! So in tune with every need and problem that I had. Thank you Dr. Struck for being there for me. I wish you all the luck in your new journey on becoming a MOM. I would highly recommend Whittier as a top notch Rehab and the place to be for recovering! Once again THANK you!! —Marlene K.


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Sippican Healthcare Center

Sippican Healthcare Center celebrates their 25th anniversary

By Tanner Harding | Jun 24, 2016 courtesy of Sippican Week

MARION — The Sippican Healthcare Center celebrated its 25th anniversary with a party on Thursday evening. The center had a pianist in the lobby, and chairs and tables set up on the back patio where food and drinks were available for guests.

According to the center’s activity director, Anne O’Connell-Bishop, around 100 invitations were sent out to people from the Marion community, those who helped the center succeed or provided services to its residents.

O’Connell-Bishop emphasized the importance of working well with the town to meet the needs of the residents.

It’s important to work with the community,” she said. “We have to have a good relationship with all the people who give their time to us. It takes a team of people to take care of the needs, and we are fortunate to have a great community in Marion.

Working with Marion residents to provide care and services to the center’s residents means a lot to the center’s administrator, Karen Wadlow.

A resident told us we’re a hidden gem,” she said. “It means a lot because of all the special things we try and do for our residents.”

The Sippican Healthcare Center opened in 1990 as a 123 bed facility offering medical, nursing and rehabilitation care, as well as nursing and therapeutic services.

Photos (top): Sippican staff pose for a photo with a citation from the senator's office. From left to right - Karen Richards (Admissions), Anne O'Connell Bishop (Activities Director), Patricia Rucker, RN (Case Manager), Ana Amaral (Director of Environmental Services), Michelle Souto, RN, Louis Laura (District Director for the Office of Marc R. Pacheco), and Karen Lee Wadlow (Administrator).
Bottom, left to right: Betsy Botelho, Director of Nursing, Michelle Souto, RN and Karen Wadlow pose with the swan ice sculpture, representing the swan in Sippican’s logo. The citation from the Senator congratulating the staff on 25 years. Another view of the lovely swan sculpture. 

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