Deborah FedeliDeborah and Janice will talk about the new Stamford Hospital which will open in September 2016 and the new branding campaign that has been launched recently. They will discuss the critical quality criteria and measurements that make Stamford Hospital best in class. They will also discuss the value, dedication and breadth of nearly 600 volunteers at all the Stamford Health Center locations.

Deborah Fedeli has been employed at Stamford Health since 2002, and is the Director of Patient-Centered Services.  She is responsible for several departments including: Volunteer Services, Spiritual Care, Integrative Therapies and Concierge Services; and her primary role is overseeing the  education, implementation and integration of the Planetree philosophy of patient-centered care throughout the organization.

Deborah is a fellow of the Healthcare Advisory Board, is certified in Therapeutic Touch, and is a Reiki practitioner.  She is currently pursuing a BA in Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University, as well as a certification in Palliative Care.

A native of Stamford, Deborah enjoys Yoga and Pilates, is an avid Dallas Cowboys and Boston Red Sox fan, and an amateur writer.

Janice-ShaskanJanice’s close affiliation with Stamford Hospital started on the tennis court when a friend asked her to join the volunteer program. That was over 35 years ago. Her volunteer position led to a part time job; full time; and then to the position of Manager of Volunteer Services.

Janice has seen the small community hospital grow through many phases to becoming a state-of-the-art institution. She has been an active participant on several committees: Ethics; Schwartz Rounds; Pastoral Care; Patient and Family Partnership; and in preparation for the new hospital, Facilities Master Plan – Experience and Education.

Janice plans to come full circle upon retirement but will have a difficult time deciding which volunteer position she will choose.