NEW YORK, Feb. 11 The New York Health and Hospitals issued the following news release:
NYC Health + Hospitals announced today the appointment of Jay Russel, MHA, LNHA, to the position of chief executive officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View, a skilled nursing facility on Staten Island that provides high-quality long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services. NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View has received the highest rating (five stars) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the highest rating from U.S. News & World Report in its list of Best Nursing Home Short-Stay Rehabilitation Centers.
Previously, Mr. Russel served as a licensed nursing home administrator for the Cassena Care Group, an owner and operator of 15 skilled nursing facilities throughout the five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk counties, and Connecticut. In his role at Cassena, Mr. Russel led facility operations at Mills Pond Nursing and Rehab, Long Beach Skilled Nursing Facility, and Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Prior to that, he met his nursing home licensure requirements at the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University, a long-term care facility dedicated to "Caring for America's Heroes."
Mr. Russel holds a bachelor's degree in human biology from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Hofstra University, where he graduated with distinction. He serves as a lecturer on the topics of hospital administration and health care leadership at Hofstra University.
Mr. Russel brings with him a broad range of skilled nursing facility experience, including specialized focus on the development and oversight of in-house renal dialysis and adult day health programs.
"We welcome Jay to our team at NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View," said Maureen McClusky, senior vice president for post-acute care at NYC Health + Hospitals. "Many consider Sea View the jewel of our public health system, and we are fortunate to have found someone with the leadership skills and experience like Jay to entrust with that jewel."
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About NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View
NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View is a 304-bed skilled nursing facility on Staten Island, certified by the New York State Department of Health and The Joint Commission. It has maintained its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services five-star rating since 2008 and also holds the highest rating from U.S. News & World Report in its list of Best Nursing Home Short-Stay Rehabilitation Centers.