New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association


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Dear Members:

Hope you are enjoying our weird winter/spring weather! Also hope you have reserved Saturday, October 14, 2023 on your calendars for our annual alumnae gathering.

Big news for the hospital this year is that Marsha Maurer has retired as our CNO and a national search is on for the next CNO while Jane Foley covers the position in an interim basis. Also in big news, the new inpatient building is opening for patients on April 1; this is the first new building in 20 years, so lots of excitement over this.

 “The new inpatient building will include: (from our portal)

 -  Single-bedded, family-friendly patient rooms, including:

  • Up to 128 medical-surgical patient rooms, a portion of which will replace double-bedded rooms elsewhere on BIDMC’s West Campus
  • 30 intensive care unit (ICU) rooms that will help our caregivers support the complex medical needs of our most acute patients and their families

- Leading-edge surgical suites large enough to accommodate the most advanced surgical procedures and intraoperative imaging technology and facilitate the training the next generation of clinicians

·- Diagnostic and procedural suites with state-of-the-art equipment that are designed for versatility to handle the most acute patient care needs

- A medical helicopter landing pad – relocated from its current location on the roof of the adjacent Rosenberg Building – to support BIDMC’s important role as a major Level 1 Trauma Center for our region

- An accessible, rooftop green space and healing garden for the benefit of patients, families and caregivers, consistent with our commitment to environmental stewardship

Conference space with technology that fosters the sharing of innovative scientific and medical knowledge, modern teaching methods, and multidisciplinary teamwork”


All transcripts have been converted to a digital format. Please send a request to the following email address: and send in the $7.00 to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 20 Overland Street, Suite 400A, Boston, MA 02215 – ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator. One could also call the main number: 617-975-9800.

Remember we have the web site. We also have a Facebook page.

Any name +/or address change should be sent to Phyllis @  - NOT left on the web site etc. If you know of anyone not receiving this letter please send their name and address to Phyllis. With any correspondence, please include your maiden name, address, and year of graduation. If you would like to receive notifications via email only, please send your email address to

Please be sure to send any news items for the next letter. We have a pile of news items to send out and including them here. Simplest address to use for news items, dues, and all correspondence is to send directly to Phyllis Giardini at 30 Sunhill Lane, Newton Centre, MA, 02459-2403.

Enjoy your summer and do stay in touch!!!

Best Regards,

Laura Ritter-Cox class of 1976 President 

Phyllis Giardini class of 1952 Treasurer




Dues are still $10.00 per year and we have not raised them in many, many years – so such a bargain!!!!



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