Exciting Updates and Stories in Our Spring Newsletter!

We are thrilled to share some exciting updates and stories in our latest spring newsletter! Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect:

  1. Unveiling Our New Strategic Plan: Learn about our newly unveiled three-year strategic plan, which outlines our mission, vision, and goals for the future. Discover how we’re working to expand our reach and impact in the Greater Hartford community.
  2. Spotlight on Our Partnership with Avangrid: We are grateful for this partnership that allows us to enhance diabetes care to Malta’s patients
  3. Patient Success Story: Read an inspiring patient success story and discover how Malta House of Care is making a difference in the lives of uninsured adults in our community.
  4. Honoring Malta Founding Members: Join us in honoring the founding members of Malta House of Care, whose vision and dedication laid the foundation for our organization’s success.
  5. Introducing “Minute with Malta,” an innovative program exclusively for our staff and volunteers to stay informed about recent healthcare developments started by Malta’s Medical Director Dr. Angela Stein, M.D. FACP.
  6. Birdies for Charity and Upcoming Wonder Women Event: Get the latest updates on our participation in Birdies for Charity and learn how you can support our mission. Plus, find out all the details about our upcoming Wonder Women event, where we’ll be celebrating extraordinary women making a difference in our community.

Don’t miss out on these inspiring stories and important updates! Be sure to check your mailbox for our spring newsletter, coming soon. And for those who prefer digital reading, the newsletter stories are reproduced as news posts for your reference and convenience. Simply click on the links above to read the full articles. Or view the PDF here

Exciting News: 2024-2026 Strategic Plan Unveiled!

In January 2023, a dynamic team consisting of Malta’s Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers convened to develop a new three-year strategic plan. With the assistance of Fio Partners, we gathered insights from diverse perspectives including staff, community partners, volunteers, industry experts, and patients. Following thorough data collection, the board held a retreat in June 2023 to review the information and craft a plan aligned with our mission, vision, and desired outcomes. Unanimously approved by the board in September 2023, this plan marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to advancing Malta’s mission.

Here are the updated mission statement and organizational Vision and Values approved by Malta’s Board.

Mission

To mobilize volunteers, partners, and donors to improve the overall health and well-being of uninsured adults in Greater Hartford by providing free primary care health services.

Vision for Impact in the Community

  • Malta patients are thriving, enjoying improved quality of life ­— they are physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthier.
  • Patients receive comprehensive and holistic services through Malta and its partners.
  • Our community is healthier, with reduced health disparities and lower utilization of emergency services.
  • A robust healthcare system, built on partnerships and preventative programs, ensures accessibility for all.
  • Malta’s model of care is celebrated and supported throughout the community.

Values

Malta House of Care was founded by members of the Order of Malta, whose mission is to uphold human dignity and care for people in need. In honoring that tradition, Malta values serve as the cornerstone of our work:

  • We Provide Care with Dignity and Compassion
  • We Serve with Integrity and Excellence
  • We are Committed to Safe and Quality Care
  • We Respect and Include all People

The 2024-2026 Strategic Plan guides annual goal-setting efforts and staff leadership and the board will jointly track progress by monitoring the Plan’s agreed-upon key results.

2024-2026 Goals

  • Expand Service Reach: Gradually extend our service area and broaden access to complementary health and social services.
  • Boost Philanthropic Support: Double our annual philanthropic support to further fuel our mission.
  • Enhance Community Visibility: Forge deeper relationships and increase visibility within our communities to maximize impact.
  • Optimize Internal Systems: Strengthen internal systems to measure health outcomes and amplify our impact.
  • Board Advancement: Evolve our Board of Directors to enhance impact and propel our mission forward.

This strategic roadmap will guide our annual goal-setting endeavors, ensuring alignment with our collective vision for a healthier, more equitable community. Together, let’s embark on this transformative journey to uplift lives and build a brighter future for all.

Introducing “A Minute with Malta” for Malta medical professionals

In November 2023, our newly appointed Medical Director Dr. Angela Stein, M.D. FACP, initiated an internal educational series titled “A Minute with Malta.” This innovative program aims to provide brief recorded sessions covering essential timely health topics exclusively for our staff and volunteers.

Designed to keep our team informed about recent developments in healthcare, “A Minute with Malta” ensures that our staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge needed to deliver top-notch care to our patients. Recent topics included “Outpatient Treatment of COVID-19” and “Depression in the Primary Care Setting.”

Congratulations Dr. Olsen and Dr. Brennan!

We are proud that two of the distinguished individuals honored by the Hartford Medical Society for their contributions to the betterment of the Greater Hartford Area included Malta’s very own Dr. Pauline Olsen and Dr. Tracy Brennan.  Dr. Olsen and Dr. Brennan both received the Distinguished Service Award as part of the Horace Wells Humanitarian Awards which recognizes individuals who better the world and our local community through volunteer efforts, humanitarian support, and exemplary growth as a medical professional, student, or resident.   Both have also been honored with Malta’s Wonder Women award in the past and we are thrilled that their contributions have been recognized in this way. A special ceremony was at the Mark Twain House on May 18th. Congratulations!

Learn more here.