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Health-Care Career News – June 2019

AMY CARISSIMO-HARRIS has joined Rome Memorial Hospital as director of relationship-based care. She has 25 years of nursing experience, including 20 years at Rome Memorial Hospital. For the past four years, Carissimo-Harris has been director of infection prevention. Rome Memorial Hospital defines relationship-based care (RBC) as an “operational blueprint for improving patient experience, safety, quality, employee relations and financial performance.” RBC focuses on three key relationships: relationship with self, with colleagues, and with patients/families. Carissimo-Harris started her career in nursing as a nursing assistant in 1992 and earned her nursing degree from St. Elizabeth College of Nursing in 1994.

ROBERT SCHOLEFIELD has been appointed to the new role of executive VP of facilities and real estate for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), which includes the responsibility for the construction of the new, regional medical center in downtown Utica. He became chief operating officer of MVHS after the affiliation of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC), where he had been serving as COO. A graduate of the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, Scholefield served as a nurse and later as the chief nursing officer at SEMC.

Nascentia Health announced it has added the following new employees. In the Certified Home Health Agency: AMBER CAMPILANGO, billing specialist; DAWN DANN, customer service center coordinator; TITILOPE DARAMOLA, care navigator; JABOR EDWARDS, care navigator; ALLISON GROTH, office assistant; LEIGH HILGENBERG, home care coordinator; KAMESHA JONES, care navigator;ERIC LACEY, customer service center coordinator; JENNY LENHARD, registered nurse; LYNNE MINKEL, physical therapist; ABIGAIL MORALES FLORES, registered nurse; ANDREA OBIT, registered nurse; ELIZABETH OLMSTED, registered nurse; CONSTANCE PATTI, registered nurse; ROBERT QUINTANO, active directory & security administrator; DOROTHY RAMIREZ, registered nurse; AMANDA RUDOLPH, recruitment and retention specialist; LESLIE SANTOS-GONZALEZ, patient care coordinator; and JACQUELINE TAYLOR, health information coordinator. In the Licensed Home Care Service Agency, Nascentia Health added: CATHERINE CLEM, PRI nurse; SHAMECCA COLEY-HORDGE, home health aide; BONNIE DEMKO, home health aide; PAULINE D’EREDITA, home health aide; TEAJIA DOWDELL, home health aide; ASIA HARRISON, home health aide; MARY LEONARD, home health aide; JESSICA MANLEY, home health aide; JODEAN MCGRATH, home health aide; MARIAH MYERS, home health aide; PRISCILA ROMERO, home health aide; NICOLE SCHEEL, home health aide; JENNIFER WOOD, home health aide; and SOPHIA YURCO, home health aide. In the Managed Long-Term Care Program, the following people have joined: VICTORIA BOLSTER, transportation member services representative; BECKY CURTIS, transportation member services representative; SHARON DUDINSKI, care manager; DEBORAH GOSS, care manager; TIMOTHY GURAL, driver; JESSICA JEANNOTTE, care manager; KAITLYN MONHEIM, utilization review nurse; RYAN MOORE, transportation member services representative; ELIZABETH O’HERN, care coordinator; RHONDA REALS, enrollment member services representative; SANDEE SANFORD, care manager; JENNIFER SCARANO, care coordinator; KATHLEEN SOCIE, care manager; KARYSSA WAREHAM, care manager; and ILEDEJA YANCY, enrollment member services representative. For the Medicare Advantage Plan, Nascentia added: RAYMON SCHWEITZER, Medicare benefit consultant.

HCR Home Care has added new employees to its Onondaga County operations. JORDAN FALLON, TERRANCE WALKER, COURTNEY EVERSON, NICHOLE FONVILLE, NETTIE BREWER, and STACEY CAPENOShave joined as home health aides. Also, STEVEN VANDREASON has joined as a physical therapist andCHRISTINE RAMSING, a registered nurse, has come aboard as an RN assessment nurse.


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