2016 Art From The Heart Wall Calendars Available!

Rick Patterson and Joanne O'Connor in Foundation for Quality Care News, Membership, Public Relations

The Foundation for Quality Care, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2016 Wall Calendar, which features the artwork of residents from NYSHFA/NYSCAL member facilities, has been sent to all members.

The member and resident response to our “Art from the Heart” program has been overwhelming. This program has turned a bright spotlight on the vitality and creativity of many individuals who reside in NYSHFA/NYSCAL member facilities.  Our panel of independent judges had their work cut out for them as ultimately they could only choose 13 original artwork pieces out of the 88 which were submitted.

Each NYSHFA/NYSCAL member has been sent a complimentary copy of the 2016 Wall Calendar, and each featured artist was sent several complimentary copies. We invite you to visit the “Art from the Heart” Photo Gallery at http://www.thefqc.org/faces-stories/artwork/ to view the artwork to appear in the calendar. Through the gracious support of the artist, additional copies of the calendar are available for purchase. All proceeds generated will benefit the Foundation for Quality Care and will help defray the cost of this tremendously valuable initiative.

This calendar provides members with a wonderful outreach opportunity.  For example, you could provide copies to your local elected officials, residents, families, staff (all staff, employee of the month/year, new hires, etc.), vendors, hospital discharge planners, physician and other provider offices, important consumers, or perhaps sell in your own gift shop.  As well, you could use the calendar as a marketing tool by personalizing and affixing labels on the calendar.  An example of a company which could print labels for you is Greenbush Tape & Label and orders can be placed online at www.greenbushlabel.com.

Please take a moment and review the attached order form. Orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  Quantities are limited, so don’t delay in submitting your order. The calendar order form is also available on the NYSHFA, NYSCAL  and Foundation websites at http://www.nyshfa.org, http://www.nyscal.org and http://www.thefqc.org.

Following are the names of the artists who are featured in the calendar:

  • Angela Barricelli, Sands Point Center for Health & Rehab, Port Washington
  • Chen Chang, The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Brooklyn
  • Maria Giorlando, St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, St. James
  • Robert Law, Whittier Place, Ghent
  • Roslyn Lieberman, Maple Pointe at Rockville Centre Assisted Living, Rockville Centre
  • Bob Minwell, Newark Manor Nursing Home, Newark
  • John Morganello, Absolut Ctr for N & R at Houghton LLC, Houghton
  • Beverly Northrop, Elm Manor Nursing Home, Canandaigua
  • Betty Oakes, Whittier Place, Ghent
  • Linda Ostrander, Wingate at Beacon, Beacon
  • Betty Porcaro, Golden Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Kingston
  • Jean Pysnik, Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Otsego, Cooperstown
  • Frantz Souffrant, Crown Nursing & Rehab Center, Brooklyn

Thank you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

FQC Contacts
Rick Patterson
Executive Director
518-462-4800 ext. 19

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23