McLean Administrator Among Those Honored at HBJ Health Care Heroes Event

Lisa Clark, Vice President and Administrator of the McLean Health Center, was among those recognized as a finalist, as part of the Connecticut Culture Change Coalition Steering Committee, at the Hartford Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes Award Luncheon on December 2.

December Newsletters

McLean Hospice Hosted the 6th annual Lights of Hope celebration with unveiling of the newest Hospice Memorial Quilt

On Tuesday, November 25th McLean Hospice celebrated the Lights of Hope community bereavement service honoring loved ones lost with readings of encouragement, inspirational music and thoughtful reflection. Sara Szafranski, Director of McLean Home Care and Hospice, welcomed family members to the fireside event by thanking each of them for allowing the Hospice team to provide care and support at one of life’s most challenging times.

“We are so grateful to have met and provided care to each and every one of our patients and their families. We recognize that the holiday season can be especially difficult for those who are grieving, and it is for this reason that the Lights of Hope and quilt unveiling ceremony is such an inspirational tradition.”

December Newsletter

December Newsletter

Annual Community Craft Show and Sale-December 5

McLean Hosts Annual Community Craft Show and Sale

Offering treasured holiday gifts made by the McLean Community

Friday, December 5, 2014 

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

McLean Health Center Lounge

 Looking for a gift for that special someone who has everything or is just hard to buy for? Look no further; you will find it at the McLean Craft Show.

 Handmade items, such as knitted hats and scarves, hand painted furniture and items, jewelry, ornaments, terrariums, coiled baskets, photo cards, baked goods and other crafts will all be on sale to help you get ready for the holidays!

 For more information, please call Jenn Bryant-Sevigny at (860)658-3705 at McLean. Please no outside vendors.

The 6th Annual Lights of Hope Celebration and 2013 Hospice Memorial Quilt Unveiling.

McLean Hospice Plans a Special Event on November 25, 2014.

The 6th annual Lights of Hope celebration with unveiling of our

newest Hospice Memorial Quilt

On Tuesday, November 25th at 6:30 PM, McLean Hospice will unveil the newest  Hospice Memorial Quilt in its collection.  Each square is designed as a remembrance of a loved one who passed away in 2013.  Many hospice family members as well as hospice volunteers were involved in the creation of this beautiful quilt.

 Following the quilt unveiling McLean Hospice will celebrate the Lights of Hope community bereavement support service.  All members of the Simsbury community are invited to attend this special evening celebrating and honoring lost loved ones.  The program will include readings of encouragement, music and reflection, with a reception following. 

 The event will be held by the fireplace in the main lobby at McLean Health Center, 75 Great Pond Road in Simsbury from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  Please call the Response Hotline at

860-408-5150 if you are interested in attending.  

Dottie Szypulski, quilter, is shown standing next to the 2012 Memorial quilt which she volunteered her time and talent to create.  These are beautiful works of art sewed lovingly from squares submitted by hospice families. Hospice Memorial Remembrance Quilts from 2013 and previous years will be on display during the event November 25th.

November Special Events