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Elyse Dent Named Administrator for Masonicare at Newtown

December 3, 2013

Elyse Dent IMG_0015Newtown, CT, December 3, 2013……….. Masonicare is pleased to announce that Ms. Elyse Dent of Newtown has been named Administrator for Masonicare at Newtown, Masonicare’s long-term care, in- and out-patient rehabilitation and assisted living campus on Toddy Hill Road in Newtown.

Ms. Dent, a licensed nursing home administrator, brings many years of managerial experience in the healthcare field to the organization.  In her role, she will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the 154-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility to ensure its continued commitment to provide residents and patients with the highest quality of care.  

Prior to joining Masonicare at Newtown’s leadership team, Ms. Dent served as Campus Administrator for New Canaan-based Waveny Care Network, overseeing the Skilled Nursing Facility, Assisted Living, Adult Day Care Program and the Geriatric Evaluation clinic. She has also worked for Apple Healthcare as Administrator at Hewitt Health and Rehabilitation, Apple’s 206-bed facility in Shelton.

Ms. Dent is a graduate of Columbia College in Missouri and received her Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Western Connecticut State University.  She also completed the nursing home licensure program at Quinnipiac University.  Ms. Dent has worked with the U.S. Army, taught Quality in Healthcare as an adjunct in the Master’s program at Western, and has served as Board Chair for Merry Hill in Newtown.  She was also a member of CT Award for Excellence.  She is currently a member of LeadingAge CT and the Connecticut Assisted Living Association.

Stephen B. McPherson, Masonicare’s President & CEO, was pleased to announce Ms. Dent’s appointment. “Elyse has extensive experience in our industry and she is no stranger to Masonicare.  From 1998-2002, she oversaw the successful development and opening of Lockwood Lodge, Masonicare at Newtown’s assisted living community, and also served as the campus’ Director of Dining.  We welcome Elyse’s return to Masonicare and look forward to working with her again.”