FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Gina Irwin
Manager Community Relations
CHS Continuing Care
April 12, 2012
Smithtown, NY – On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center held its seventh Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) graduation ceremony. This free program, which is held at St. Catherine of Siena, consists of a rigorous 11-week training course and includes hands-on clinical skills. 20 students were selected from a pool of 600 applicants. Upon completion of the program and exam, students became CNAs. Many will continue their education and become Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses.
Vice President of Long-Term Care Michael Quartararo commented, “This program has been a great success over the years, because the students receive on the job training. This benefits St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center, as well as we graduate well-qualified certified nursing assistants.”
St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 5-star rated long-term care facility of choice in northwestern Suffolk County, and is well known in the health care community throughout Suffolk and Nassau for its excellence and for the dedication of its staff and volunteers. Services include: 120 beds providing long-term care for the senior and chronically-impaired population, a 40-bed secure unit for residents challenged by Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders, up to 80 beds for sub-acute care, including short-term orthopedic and medical rehabilitation, 24-hour nursing care, nutritional care planned by registered dieticians, licensed physical and occupational therapists, therapeutic recreation programs, geriatric social workers, pastoral care for residents of all faiths; and partnership with Good Shepherd Hospice to offer terminally-ill residents palliative care.
For more information about the services at St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center, please visit: http://chsli.org or call 631-870-3444.
Photo Caption from left to right: Joseph Tomaino, Executive VP, Continuing Care Division, Angie Carpenter, Suffolk County Treasurer & Chair of the Continuing Care’s Board of Trustees, Michael Quartararo, Vice President Long Term Care, Sally Romagnano, resident, Muriel Kruse, resident, Cecile Stopkoski, Program Director, Eileen Hannon, Clinical Instructor and graduating students.