Czora Promoted to Chief Nursing Officer at 19 New York Health Care Facilities

Contact: Dawn Harsch, director of corporate communications, news@mvgservices.com

BUFFALO, NY – Andrea Czora has been promoted to the position of chief nursing officer at 19 New York-based health care facilities in four portfolios including The McGuire Group, RCA Healthcare Management/Absolut Care, Taconic Health Care and VestraCare. Prior to her appointment, Czora served as regional vice president of the McGuire Group and RCA Healthcare Management/Absolut Care portfolios.

In this role, Czora will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of clinical, quality and regulatory compliance for the enterprise’s skilled nursing, rehabilitation and assisted living facilities. This includes providing guidance to regional vice presidents, supporting the facilities and ensuring the enterprise’s mission to provide superior care to more than 2,800 residents.

Czora holds an associate degree from Trocaire College and a bachelor of science in nursing from Daemen College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Facilities in the McGuire Group portfolio include: Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, Brookhaven Health Care Facility in East Patchogue, Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Williamsville, Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda and Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca.

Facilities in the RCA Healthcare Management/Absolut Care portfolio include: Absolut Care of Allegany in Allegany, Absolut Care of Aurora Park in East Aurora, Absolut Care of Gasport in Gasport, Absolut Care of Three Rivers in Painted Post, Absolut Care of Westfield in Westfield and Orchard Brooke Assisted Living Center in Orchard Park.

Facilities in the Taconic Health Care portfolio include: Taconic Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Beacon in Beacon, Taconic Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Hopewell in Fishkill and Taconic Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Ulster in Highland.

Facilities in the VestraCare portfolio include: Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, Roscoe Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Roscoe, Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Boonville and Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Johnson City.

Services include skilled nursing care, subacute rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, hospice and palliative care, in-house dialysis and respite/short-term care. To learn more visit: www.livinglegendshealth.com.

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THELMA GALLAGHER CELEBRATES 107 YEARS AT PARTY IN HER HONOR

BOONVILLE, NY – Thelma Gallagher, a resident of VestraCare’s Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center celebrated her 107 birthday recently. She was born on September 5, 1915 in Richfield Springs, NY to Francis and Helen (Smith) Hecox.

She met her husband, the late Edward Gallagher, at a dance and they exchanged wedding vows in 1946. They were married for 42 years before Edward’s passing.

Edward was a carpenter and Thelma worked at General Electric for 10 years and as a nurse at Marcy State Hospital. They resided in a house that Edward built on Kayuta Lake.

Thelma has been a resident at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for two years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fellow residents and relaxing.

Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, subacute rehabilitation, dedicated memory care and respite/short-term care.

AUTUMN VIEW HONORS GATTIE FOR 45 YEARS OF SERVICE

Contact: Amy McKnight, activities director (716) 648-2450 or Dawn Harsch, communications director (716) 479-3865

Joe Gattie, center, a maintenance employee at The McGuire Group’s Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, was recognized for 45 years of service at a surprise party held in his honor.

Gattie is pictured with, from left, The McGuire Group President, Stephen Eaton-Mercurio and Autumn View staff: Director of Environmental Services Jeremy Pyc, Administrator Michelle Kraus and

Director of Activities Amy McKnight.

Autumn View Health Care Facility provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, subacute rehabilitation and respite/short-term care. The facility is recognized as an industry leader for providing quality care.

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