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Mount Vernon's Wartburg Promotes Health Care Professionals To VP Positions

Paulette Watson Paulette Watson
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Paula Ress Paula Ress
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MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Paula Ress and Paulette Watson of Wartburg Adult Day Care and Home Health Care were promoted to vice president positions within the health care facility.

Ress was promoted to vice president and administrator of the skilled nursing facility and adult day services. A healthcare professional with over 32 years of experience, Ress will continue to provide strategy and leadership in Wartburg’s award-winning skilled nursing facility, the rehabilitation center and the adult day services program.

“It is a pleasure to work with residents, family members and the staff at Wartburg for the past eight years. I am honored to be part of an organization that is committed to providing premier innovative programs and services to those entrusted to our care to ensure each person lives their best life,” said Ress.

Paulette Watson was promoted to vice president of nursing. Watson has led Wartburg’s Department of Nursing with a staff of over 200 employees since 2004. As vice president of nursing, she will continue to ensure that all practices are aligned with Wartburg’s overall strategic plan and that all nursing staff follows best–practice standards.

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation, it’s about impact, influence and inspiration. I am truly proud to be a part of a great team of staff and leaders who work tirelessly to ensure our residents’ and patients’ quality of care and life is maintained at the highest standard. This makes my journey even more rewarding,” said Watson.

Ress and Watson were both instrumental in ensuring a deficiency free survey by the Department of Health in 2014, as well receiving a 5-star rating from Medicare Nursing Home Compare.

“There are only a few times in a career when you get an opportunity to recognize leaders like Ms. Ress and Ms. Watson and this is one of those times,” said David Gentner, president and CEO of Wartburg. “Collectively, they have dedicated 19 years to Wartburg and more than 50 years of service to the field of aging. Both Paula and Paulette have earned this title and we are all proud of this day.” 

Wartburg is an award-winning provider of comprehensive senior services, including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and hospice care.

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