Two employees in the CenterLight Health System recently won awards.
It's a scene at plays out all too often in hospitals across the United States. A stroke leaves a frail senior incapacitated, lying in a hospital bed. Family members gather around, but no one can say for sure what their relative wants for her end-of-life care, and no advance directive or healthcare power of attorney is on file for her.
CenterLight Health System, a New York-based long-term care provider, has launched CenterLight Certified Home Health Agency to provide short-term care to individuals who need skilled health services at home.
Providers like CenterLight are experiencing greater numbers of frail elderly patients as the general population ages, and a mandate from New York State's Medicaid program that requires patients who need long-term care to enroll in a managed plan.
Ilaina Edison is CenterLight Health System's first chief strategy officer. Within this new position, Edison will help support the New York long-term care provider's growth and transformation to a coordinated care model.
CenterLight Health System announced two new executive members. James Luciano, M.D., is the new Vice President for Medical Affairs and Jacob Victory is the Vice President of Medical Operations and Program Development.
CenterLight Health System has hired William C. Pelzar as the organization's first chief information officer.
A New York nursing home that reduced falls by 53% in a year credits program planning, new safeguards and revised resident assessments.