Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Hospice Leader

Laurie Mante has been named to run The Community Hospice, where she’ll oversee about 450 employees who care for more than 4,000 hospital patients, nursing home residents and home care patients each year.

Currently Laurie is the Vice President of Residential Services at The Eddy, where she was instrumental in establishing the innovative Eddy Village Green at Cohoes, New York’s first Green House Project community. It’s a novel approach to providing skilled nursing care to our elders, different from the conventional, institutional feel of traditional nursing homes.

Laurie first joined The Eddy in 2002 and spent much of the next decade working in the organization’s well-regarded nursing homes, first as an assistant administrator and then as an administrator. Prior to that, she was Deputy Executive Director of Health Services at Albany’s Center for Disability Services.

After a transition period during which Laurie will work with current CEO Ron Watson, who’s retiring, she’ll officially take The Community Hospice reins on May 14.