Patrick Stapleton

Patrick J. Stapleton, CEO of Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Boston, has been unanimously elected chair of the state’s Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators. The body licenses and regulates nursing home administrators.

Stapleton, a national leader in the long-term care sector, was first appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick (D) to the board.

“This board comprises an outstanding group of professionals who are deeply committed to providing oversight and setting standards that ensure the patients and residents served by skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts receive the highest quality of care,” said Stapleton, who served as vice chair from September 2021 to September 2022.  

Stapleton has served as Sherrill House CEO since 2003. The 196-bed center in Botson’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood provides short-term rehabilitation, long-term care and specialized care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Stapleton is also a member of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Informal Dispute Resolution Board.  He serves on the board of trustees for LeadingAge Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Senior Care Association and serves on the Finance Committee for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton.

Stapleton earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from Salem State University and a master’s degree in health care administration from Simmons University.