Above And Beyond Award

Our level of commitment to quality, caring and community support can only be maintained through the efforts of hard-working employees who are willing to give that "extra effort"—not because it's required, but because they share Fairhaven's ideals of best-in-class service and quality of life for our residents and rehabilitation patients.

Each month Fairhaven Healthcare Center recognizes the accomplishments of its dedicated employees who truly go "above and beyond". And, we're happy to say we always have a large selection of candidates to choose from!.

We are proud to announce that the March 2017 winner of our Above And Beyond Award is Stephanie Trouville, a CNA whose level of work consistently demonstrates our commitment and ideals here at Fairhaven. Stephanie's exemplary service to our organization helps show the way for others—and is proof of the immportance of staff continuity in long term care: She has been part of our Fairhaven family for nearly 15 years!

Congratulations Stephanie!

Students from Immaculate Conception School Bring Christmas Cheer

Our residents, patients, staff and families were thoroughly entertained by the amazing First Grade students from classrooms at Immaculate Conception School in Lowell. Their thoughtful visit to our facility and entertaining renditions of dozens of familiar Christmas carols put smiles on the faces of all, and helped spread holiday cheer!

Stir Fry Buffet at Fairhaven Nursing

Executive Chef Jim Clark prepares a sumptious, gourmet Stir Fry Buffet. Residents, rehab patients, families and staff members helped themselves to an expansive suite of dishes with something to suit every palate, including some of Chef Clark's special culinary creations.

Fairhaven has never followed the traditional nursing home regimen of rigid menus and strict meal times; we favor a more individualized approach toward food and emphasize the importance of social interaction when residents and rehab patients get together to eat. We believe—as do many of the leading nursing homes in the country—that the ability to choose what to eat and when to do so is hugely important to seniors' quality of life.

 

Support for Law Enforcement

LOWELL, Ma. — When it comes to public support of important community issues, Fairhaven Healthcare Center steps up and lets everyone know where it stands.

When driving by their property on Varnum Avenue, right down the street from Lowell General Hospital, you cannot miss their massive 30-foot-long banner that says “Fairhaven Supports Our Local Law Enforcement”.

Fairhaven is a well-reputed rehabilitation facility and long term care center that has a lengthy history of close relationships with the citizens of Lowell when it comes to taking care of the city's elderly, and for caring for those short-term patients suffering from multiple diagnoses.

Regarding the banner, Tom Gomes, Executive Administrator at Fairhaven, said "I couldn’t be more proud of our employees. They came up with the idea to pay homage and respect to those in law enforcement who risk their lives for all of us every day." Gomes is a highly-respected administrator with 30 years of top-level executive management experience in the financial and money management sector, in high technology and the healthcare industry. He’s been at the helm of Fairhaven for two years and has overseen major organizational reform, achieved financial stability and directed various building improvements.

"We're blessed to have such a phenomenal group of employees at Fairhaven who not only provide exceptional care for our patients but care just as much about the community we are an integral part of," Gomes said. "It’s an amazing team."

The recent climate for those who have taken an oath to "serve and protect" has been tumultuous, with front-page headlines often depicting law enforcement in a negative light. But many people, and conscientious companies like Fairhaven Healthcare Center, have taken a public stand in support of their local police officers.

Georgia Wayne, BSN, Director of Nursing for Fairhaven said "We are privileged to be given the responsibility of taking care of a generation of wonderful people who were raised to believe in 'the good of the masses' — and not the indiscretions of just a few police officers around the country. It's wonderful to be reminded often by this entire generation of this important fact."

Emily Getchell, RN, Staff Development Coordinator at Fairhaven, said "My husband is a police officer. My brother is a police officer. It's in my family's blood. I've always been fortunate and proud to work at Fairhaven, but after seeing this huge banner so proudly displayed in our front yard — well, it's very emotional for me and so many others who work here."

Steve Williams, Director of Social Services at Fairhaven, said "I don’t understand why every business in the city isn’t doing the same thing. We need our police. When they are here as escorts to ambulances or 911 calls, their professionalism and demeanor is exceptional. They're often seen calming down nervous family members and helping people through tense situations. Really, they're fantastic."

So, kudos to Fairhaven. The management and employees at this healthcare faciltiy remain quite proud of their public display of support for law enforcement. Fairhaven Healthcare Center is a small non-profit organization that works just as hard in its community as it does in providing daily healthcare for neighbors, friends and citizens of the greater Lowell area.

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Fairhaven Healthcare Center
476 Varnum Avenue
Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

Tel. (978) 458-3388
Fax (978) 458-6206
Administrator: Mr. Thomas Gomes
Director of Nursing: Ms. Georgia Wayne, RN
Tel. 978-458-3388 ext. 241
Director of Admissions: Ms. Debra Johansen, LPN

The Fairhaven Legacy

From our picturesque facility near the Merrimack River and just 200 yards from Lowell General Hospital, we serve the rehabilitation and long term care needs of residents and their families in the Greater Lowell Area, northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire including Andover, Billerica, Carlisle, Chelsmford, Concord, Dracut, Groton, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, Nashua (NH), Pelham (NH), Pepperell, Salem (NH), Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Westford, Wilmington and Windham (NH).