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Karen Petruccelli named new JGS Lifecare VP of Quality Improvement

LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare has named Karen Petruccelli, RN, vice president of quality improvement. Petruccelli is responsible for quality improvement of all JGS Lifecare services, including the resident/patient experience, risk management, and regulatory affairs.

Petruccelli is a registered nurse who brings more than 20 years of post-acute nursing experience to this position. Previously, she served as director of clinical services for Athena Healthcare Systems. In this role, she was responsible for the nursing clinical management for multiple nursing and rehabilitation centers in several states. Prior to that, she served as a nursing consultant for various skilled nursing facilities.

“Karen clearly brings to JGS Lifecare a wealth of administrative experience in clinical sub-acute settings,” said Martin W. Baicker, president and chief executive officer of JGS. “Her skills and expertise are critical assets as we undertake the challenge to elevate our standard of care, and not only maintain but continually improve the skilled nursing care we provide in our nursing home, rehab center, assisted living residence, adult day health care program, and our home health and hospice care agency. We feel confident that under her leadership we will create a culture of excellence that will improve our organization’s performance and outcomes.”

Petruccelli, a resident of Bethany, Conn., has a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Canyon College and an associate of science degree in nursing from Quinnipiac University, School of Allied Health.

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