ROME, N.Y. — Rome Memorial Hospital announced it has appointed Anthony Joseph as the new administrator at its Residential Health Care Facility (RHCF).
The RHCF is an 80-bed, skilled-nursing facility, located on the hospital’s third floor, which provides long-term care, as well as short-term rehabilitation and respite-care programs.
Joseph retired in 2016 as VP of long-term care services at Samaritan Health Systems in Watertown. He was previously administrator of the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford and the Oneida Healthcare Center Extended Care Facility, director and CEO of the Madison County Office for the Aging, and administrator/CEO of Mohawk Valley Nursing Home in Ilion. He also served as administrator at Rome Memorial Hospital’s RHCF from 1995-97.
Joseph says he decided to come out of retirement when presented with the opportunity to return to Rome Memorial Hospital.
“I enjoyed my time at the RHCF when I was here before,” Joseph said in a hospital news release. “This is a great facility which I know has consistently been ranked among the best nursing homes in the state. I knew I wanted to do more in residential health care, and being able to work with the outstanding staff here is a wonderful opportunity for me.”
In addition to the RHCF, Joseph will also administer the hospital’s Senior Behavioral Health Unit, which provides individualized hospital care for adults 55 and older who are suffering from acute symptoms associated with a major mental-health illness.
A licensed nursing-home administrator, Joseph earned his bachelor’s degree from Utica College, as well as a master’s degree in social work and a master’s in public administration from Syracuse University.
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