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Waveny Care Network Launches Annual Fund Drive to Achieve Vital Technology Upgrade

Posted on October 16, 2012

Waveny Care Network’s Development Committee prepares to launch a $350,000 campaign designed to achieve a vital technology upgrade to Waveny’s decade-old digital network infrastructure. This large but essential investment in technology will directly benefit all whom Waveny serves. From left to right, Development Committee Members Barbara Burns, Carlyn Tiefenthaler, Joan Dionne, Sharon Stevenson, Judy Bentley, Louise B. Goodridge, Susan Land, Patricia Riccardi, Julianne Grace, Allison Caesar, and Joanne Boyer, Director of Development.

Waveny Care Network’s Development Committee announced this year’s annual fund drive kick-off designed to achieve a vital technology upgrade to Waveny’s decade-old digital network infrastructure.

"For this year’s Annual Appeal, we are asking our donors to help invest and improve technology throughout all areas of Waveny Care Network,” said Sharon Stevenson, Waveny Development Committee Chair and Board member.  “This technology upgrade will enable Waveny to keep up with current trends in healthcare, improve current services for our residents and prepare for the future.”

“We are delighted that the entire Development Committee of Waveny is leading our effort this year,” said Stevenson.  “Each of these individuals has been instrumental in reaching our donor constituents and together we can reach our goal.  Their continued support is greatly appreciated.”

The cornerstone of this project will be the creation of a virtual environment and will include a migration to virtual servers, upgraded email platform with advanced archiving capabilities to meet and exceed healthcare regulations, and upgrades to Waveny’s operating system and core programs. The benefits of this upgrade will include enhanced data recovery and resource allocation, maximum workplace productivity, economic turn-key updates, and the promotion of a ‘green’ initiative by increasing energy efficiency and decreasing a reliance on hardware.

“This large but essential investment in technology will directly benefit all whom Waveny serves,” said Judy Bentley, Development Committee member and past Board Chair. “By improving our technology, we will be able to expand our current system and improve our effectiveness in areas of healthcare management such as Electronic Medical Records.” 

“Most importantly, this virtual environment will help us to be more technologically efficient and allow our staff to spend more time with their patients and family members,” said Julianne Grace, Development Committee member and past Board Chair..

To make a donation to Waveny’s Annual Appeal, please contact Joanne Boyer, Director of Development at 203.594.5416 or [email protected]. Or, to donate securely online, please visit the “Donate Now” section of waveny.org, Waveny’s website.

Waveny Care Network provides a comprehensive continuum of care – now including skilled Home Healthcare – to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an Adult Day Program that offers flexible hours and transportation six days a week, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at both The Village and Care Center. For information call (203) 594-5200 or visit www.waveny.org.