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People news: Loretto names new assistant director of nursing

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April Pirie
April Pirie (Photo credit: Loretto)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Loretto Health & Rehabilitation announced it has promoted April Pirie to assistant director of nursing.

She had previously served as a nurse manager the last two years, where she managed Loretto residents’ daily and long-term care, providing physical and emotional support. In her new position, Pirie will develop, implement, and evaluate the day-to-day functions of the nursing department at Loretto Health & Rehabilitation. She will round all of these units daily and direct the resident care planning process, coordinating nursing practices, and determining staffing needs to assure the delivery of safe, effective, and efficient care and services.

“April has been a true role model, inspiring her team and leading by example in her work to uphold Loretto’s mission every day,” Courtney Lyon, administrator at Loretto Health & Rehabilitation, said in a statement.

Pirie brings more than 10 years of nursing experience to this role, having worked on medical surgical units, rehabilitation units, and in managerial roles within skilled nursing facilities prior to joining the Loretto team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from SUNY Canton.

Loretto says it is the fourth largest health-care provider and the sixth largest employer in the region, employing 2,500 at 19 locations in Onondaga and Cayuga counties.

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