Wallingford,CT, July 11, 2012…. Patricia J. Russell, RN, BSN, was recently promoted to the position of Vice President for Nursing at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford. Since joining Masonicare in 2007, she has served as Director of Patient Care Services at Masonicare’s Newtown campus.
As Vice President for Nursing, Ms. Russell provides leadership, direction and administration of operations to assure quality patient care and services are provided to Masonicare Health Center’s patients and residents.
In making the announcement, Melinda Schoen, MSN, LNHA, Vice President for Administration at Masonicare Health Center, said, “Patricia has made significant contributions at Masonicare at Newtown and brings a wealth of knowledge and clinical skills to this important position at Masonicare Health Center. With her many years of experience dealing with staff, patients and families, she’s a welcome addition to our management team, and we look forward to working with her in her new role here at the Health Center.”
Ms. Russell received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, cum laude, from Mount Saint Mary’s College and a Geriatric Nurse Certificate from the University of Wisconsin. She is currently a member of the Connecticut Association of Directors of Nursing, the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care, and serves as a Commissioner on the Board of Public Health for the City of Waterbury. Ms. Russell and her husband, Kevin, are residents of Waterbury.
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