New administrator for Sullivan nursing home

By FRITZ MAYER
Posted 4/28/20

LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County nursing home, officially named the Care Center at Sunset Lake, has been in the  news recently. Like many such facilities across the country it has a high …

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New administrator for Sullivan nursing home

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LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County nursing home, officially named the Care Center at Sunset Lake, has been in the  news recently. Like many such facilities across the country it has a high number of cases of COVID-19. Now it also has a new administrator. County Manager Josh Potosek announced on April 24 that Sherrita Alexander is the new administrator of the facility She began her tenure on April 13.

“We are excited to have Ms. Alexander join our team at the Care Center at Sunset Lake and look forward to her leadership and the knowledge and experience she brings,” Potosek said. “She comes to us from the Eleanor Nursing Care Center in Hyde Park, where she served four years as administrator.”

“I am delighted to join the hardworking team at the care center,” Alexander said. “Despite the current challenging circumstances in the healthcare industry, I remain confident we can reach even higher levels of excellence in a facility so valued and depended upon by the community.”

Alexander is a graduate of the College of New Rochelle Healthcare Administration Certificate Program and possesses a Master’s in Social Work from New York University. She has served as a director of social services, a social work consultant, and most recently as a NYS-certified nursing home administrator. She maintains a professional affiliation with the National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Board.

The first case of COVID-19 in Sullivan County was confirmed at the care center. The total of cases later rose to 47, including eight staff members. Visitors have been banned from the facility.

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