Sherrill House, a Jamaica Plain not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, has made several key appointments to its leadership team as the organization continues to grow and enhance its mission. Sherrill House made the following appointments:
• Adam Fumia – Chief Information Officer
• Mark Altenweg – Chief Financial Officer
• Joao Santos – Director of Finance and Administration
“We are thrilled to have this talented group on our leadership team collectively providing decades of experience in these crucial operational areas,” said Patrick J. Stapleton, CEO of Sherrill House. Fumia was promoted to CIO after serving as Sherrill House’s director of information technology. He oversees all IT systems, policies and procedures while ensuring compliance with applicable regulations. Fumia has also served as a liaison between the CEO and senior management team.
Patrick J. Stapleton, Chief Executive Officer of Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Jamaica Plain, has been elected vice chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators. Stapleton, a national leader in the long-term care profession, first joined the board following his appointment by Gov. Deval Patrick. In 2016, he was reappointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to the board, which protects the health and safety of nursing home residents by ensuring that administrators adhere to quality standards and continuing education. Stapleton was unanimously elected vice chair on Nov. 19 by his fellow board members.
Sherrill House, a Jamaica Plain not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, recently announced that it will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of its efforts to ensure the health and safety of patients, residents and staff. The vaccination requirement will go into effect once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approves at least one of the currently available vaccines as expected later this year. The vaccines, shown to be safe and effective for millions of Americans, are currently used under the FDA’s emergency use authorization. Sherrill House employees will be able to request an exemption for medical and religious reasons. “As an organization providing health care to a vulnerable population, we feel strongly that requiring our staff to be vaccinated from COVID-19 is another important step that we can take to ensure the health and safety of our entire community,” said Patrick J. Stapleton, CEO of Sherrill House.
All residents of the Sherrill House nursing home are on their way to being vaccinated, followed by all staff. "It has been an exciting two days here with our partner CVS Pharmacy for the first of two shots of the Pfizer vaccine," said Pattyanne Lyons, Director of Development, to Jamaica Plain News. Lyons said that 98 percent of residents, and approximately 55 percent of its staff were vaccinated in the first round, which started Jan. 5. There will be another round of vaccinations in February to offer it to the remaining staff and residents.
Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located in Jamaica Plain, is grateful for a Feeney Brothers donation and their words of support. Feeney Brothers donated masks and gloves. These donations are greatly appreciated, especially for a center like Sherrill House that is caring for one of the most vulnerable populations in Boston, none with COVID-19, although Sherrill House is prepared.