Burt Kohn

The county-owned Care Center at Sunset Lake in Liberty, NY, has hired Burt Kohn as administrator.

Kohn has led New York-area nursing homes since 1996. He replaces Sherrita Alexander, who started at Sunset Lake in April but left in August. Sullivan County officials declined to comment on her departure, calling it a personnel matter.

A Brooklyn native, Kohn introduced and implemented a variety of regulations, policies, procedures and services, including hospital readmission reduction and falls reduction programs, a quality indicator survey and capital projects. 

He negotiated contracts, raised reimbursement rates and increased both the census and patient satisfaction in various facilities, according to a statement from Sullivan County officials. 

Kohn earned a master’s in business administration from Baruch University.