The Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) Foundation announced Monday that it had purchased a single-family home on Maclean Lane for $1.65 million that will be used for staff housing.
The acquisition of the property was made possible through a gift from the Patricia P. Griffin Trust. The Trust was funded upon Griffin's death on March 15, 2019, the day before her 69th birthday.
"We want to ensure that housing will not affect our ability to provide the highest level of palliative and supportive care, and we believe that this asset will secure the future of PASCON services for years to come," said Emily Molden, co-chair of the PASCON Foundation board. "We are incredibly grateful to Pat Griffin for making this acquisition possible."
Sue Mynttinen, the managing director of the PASCON Foundation, told the Current the organization will use the property as needed for program staff into the future. In the near-term it will be utilized by its current program manager Debbie Dolan, NP, who will be moving in soon.
“I’m delighted and grateful to Pat Griffin for providing PASCON with the ability to purchase secure and stable housing for staff," Dolan said. "The Nantucket shuffle was difficult and I’m glad to be able to settle into this home.”
According to PASCON's announcement, Griffin "was always a generous supporter of local charities. She was a year-round resident for many years before her passing and was so appreciative of the care that she received from PASCON. The organization meant a lot to her."
PASCON, a department of Nantucket Cottage Hospital that is funded through its private foundation, is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for persons with serious illness and their families. The support of the PASCON Foundation allows its programs and services to be provided free to the island community.