Rome Health names new nursing home administrator

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Charles A. Lewis will join Rome Health on March 21 as the new administrator of the hospital’s nursing home on the third floor.

The 80-bed Residential Health Care Facility (RHCF) provides short-term rehabilitation, long-term care and respite care.

“We extend our deepest appreciation to Anthony Joseph for his leadership in maintaining the highest quality of care throughout the challenges of the pandemic and wish him well in his retirement,” said President/Chief Executive Officer AnneMarie W. Czyz, RN.

“We are confident that our new administrator will build upon our tradition of excellence in providing the best care out there — here. Colleagues from the RHCF were part of the selection committee and appreciated Charlie’s resident-centered approach to enable our residents to ‘live their best lives’ while they are in our care,” Czyz said.

Lewis has been a licensed nursing home administrator for nearly 20 years, most recently serving as the administrator of Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville. Previously, he owned and operated the Lewis House in Westmoreland for more than 20 years. He has a master’s degree in health services administration.

“I’m humbled and honored to be selected to join the team at Rome Health. I am ready to continue on the path that has resulted in this facility being the only 5-star facility in our area year after year,” Lewis said.

“Tony Joseph and his team have proven themselves to be the standard that others measure themselves against. It’s my intention to support and help the residents and our colleagues every day.”

The RHCF is rated 5-stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and has been ranked in the top 20% of skilled nursing facilities for seven consecutive years by the state Nursing Home Quality Initiative.

Rome Health has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Nursing Home for short-term rehabilitation for three years in a row. It is one of only 13% of skilled nursing facilities in the nation to earn the designation for 2021-22.

For more information about the Residential Health Care Facility at Rome Health, call 315-338-7305.

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