Our History

2011 – Massachusetts Department of Public Health Deficiency Free Survey

2011 – JCAHO Certification renewed

2010 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care goes paperless in their Medical Records and Medication Administration

2009 – Sudbury Pines is Honored to receive one of the highest Satisfaction Survey ratings in the Metrowest area and in the Commonwealth of MA

2008 – JCAHO Certification renewed

2005 – JCAHO Certification renewed

2002 – 2011 – Grant from BayPath renewed for short-term stay patients in the community to allow a brief respite for their caregivers.

2002 – JCAHO Certification renewed.

2001 – Bed expansion from 82 to 92 beds and all beds are Medicare Certified. 30th Year in operation as a family run facility.

2000 – Developed an inpatient Hospice Program – 1st Skilled Nursing Facility in the country to write the regulations, design, set up and operate a Hospice out of a Skilled Nursing Facility and be certified by Medicare & Medicaid.

1999 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care receives the national endorsement of the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) for its long and short-term care services.
1998 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care has a deficiency-free Department of Public Health Survey.

1997 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care opens a secured specialty unit for 34 patients suffering from various forms of challenging behaviors and is clinically supported with provision of mental health services.

1995 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care becomes a certified Medicaid Provider, servicing the inpatient medical needs of  commonwealth recipients of the Medical Assistance Program.

1994 – Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA), which oversees Medicare, awards Sudbury Pines Extended Care the status of “Atypical Nursing Care Facility” for providing “more care per dollar per day.” The award is given to only a handful of facilities throughout the country; it is a permanent status for excellence in care, reflecting proven medical care over a number of years (1991-1994).

1992 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care hires an on-site full time Nurse Practitioner to supplement the Physician services, new orders and prescriptions can be written immediately. Sudbury Pines Extended Care begins admitting 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

1992-1995 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care becomes one of the largest providers of rehabilitative services (Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy) in the state according to Medicare, with over a thousand patients, most with multiple admissions. Approximately, 85% of our patients return home after an average length of stay (ALOS) of 22 days, as well as a very active Medicare B program for our long term patients to maintain their highest level of independence.

1991 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care becomes a Medicare Certified Provider, allowing our patients to benefit from the Federal Government insurance program, if eligible. Our name is changed formally to Sudbury Pines Extended Care (SPEC Center). Sudbury Pines Extended Care begins sponsoring a cookout for Sudbury senior citizens.

1990 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care donates the main activity/dining room to the Fairbanks Senior Center
1987 – Kids’ Corner at the Pines opens, which is licensed for 44 children between the ages of 1 month to 7 years, which promotes the attraction, retention, and longevity, of some of the top professionals in the industry.

1986 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care becomes licensed by the DPH to provide IV Therapy solutions directly to the heart via a Central Line for those who have no access available through their veins. Additionally, the DPH certifies Sudbury Pines Extended Care to provide TPN/Hyperalimentation treatment for those so acutely ill they are not able to ingest food or nutrients. We wrote the regulation with the state and our nurses are IV Certified.
1985 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care becomes licensed by the Department of Public Health to provide Intravenous Therapy to patients, thereby eliminating the need to transfer the patient to the hospital in most instances. Sudbury Pines Extended Care wrote the regulations and training requirements with the Department of Public Health for the Skilled Nursing Facility industry and now starts operating as a sub-acute facility.

1984 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care becomes a licensed contractor for Harvard Community Health Plan and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

1983 – Sudbury Pines Extended Care has one of the largest short-term respite care programs allowing caregivers at home to leave their family member with us for a minimum of a 3-day stay, while they take a well-deserved vacation, manage a medical/family crisis, attend a family event, etc. Most of our respite patients return year after year, which allows them to stay at home much longer, since Sudbury Pines Extended Care is able to assist and support their caregivers.
1970 – Henderson family purchases Sudbury Pines Extended Care Facility and operates it as one of the largest completely private nursing homes in MA for the next 20 years. Sudbury Pines Extended Care starts providing Meals on Wheels for homebound citizens in the town of Sudbury.

5/9/1965 – Sudbury Pines Nursing Home opens, months prior to the existance of Medicare or Medicaid

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