Leonard was born and raised in upstate New York and takes advantage of all it has to offer, indulging his passion for snowmobiling, skiing and photography. (His love of scuba diving needs to be pursued elsewhere!) Leonard joined the Fulton Center with a wealth of management experience, most recently as the CEO and Administrator of a skilled nursing facility. And what does he believe is most important to maintaining a word class rehabilitation and nursing facility? “Staff”. And he’s quick to point out that the outstanding staff and the wonderful group of residents at Fulton Center were one of the reasons he was anxious to join us. “Fulton Center is a community in the truest sense” he says, “and that’s critical. We’re friends and neighbors caring for friends and neighbors. I’m excited to be here and we’re going to continue doing the kinds of things that are making the Fulton Center a real gem in Fulton County.” Now doesn’t that the sound like the kind of person you want overseeing the home of your loved ones?
Each and every resident at Fulton Center is a beneficiary of Amy’s sincerity and depth of knowledge. A registered nurse whose expertise and unwavering dedication to excellence in care is paramount, Amy leads an excellent team of registered nurses, LPNs and CNAs who are all committed to providing the highest quality care to every resident. “I was called to nursing and I’m blessed to have the opportunity every day to provide the kind of care that our residents deserve. And I love the fact that I get to lead such a great team. Working with these talented people and our wonderful residents makes this job very special.” No wonder her team, her residents, and their families all love to see her in the building.
Salina joined the Fulton Center family in 2012 and made an immediate impact. Helping to oversee the physical, occupational and speech therapy unit here as well as the on-going in-service training that keeps our therapists up to date on the most current practices and protocols is an important job. But most important is the tone set by Salina in the therapy gym. Therapy can be difficult at times and the therapist and patient need to form a team, a personal bond, a commitment that will achieve their common goal together. That’s the attitude that Salina has fostered and our good outcomes in every aspect of therapy are testimony to how well it works. And even on the hardest workout days, there’s always one constant sound coming from the gym – laughter. Because success is fun!
Meghan really knows how to put the Centers spirit of Heart Health Home into everything she does. Ask her what she likes best about social work and she’s quick to respond.
“It’s all about making people feel like they belong. After all, this is their home, whether it’s for a few weeks or many years, and we want them to feel safe, comfortable and welcome. I try to extend that to whole family, too. It’s tough to be separated from loved ones. I try to let people know that they are always welcome here. When they have difficulties or they’re struggling with all the health care red tape, I can usually help them through it. It’s about providing more than health care; it’s about providing a lifestyle that meets our residents’ social, spiritual and physical needs as well.”
Meghan has a Master’s degree in Social Work, but it’s her whole approach that makes her such a special person to the residents of Fulton Center.