I’ve praised the Copley at Stoughton staff in this space many times – their dedication, their caring, and their commitment to providing our residents with the absolute best health care possible through good times and difficult times. I’ll commend them every chance I get to anyone who will listen!
Today I’d like to highlight the management team who have been equally committed. In an industry with high turnover rates, Copley at Stoughton has been blessed to have a solid core of leadership:
- Chris Simonson, Admissions Director
- Laurie Jameson, Director of Social Services
- Denis Andreotti, Director of Rehabilitation
- Maria Unda, Managing Partner
- Bill Anderson, Director of Environmental Services
- Marcia Bennet, Director of Food Services
- Judy Johnson, Director of Nursing
- Kelly Dankievitch, Nursing Unit Manager
- Colleen Gangitano, Nursing Unit Manager
- Evelyn Recinos, Nursing Unit Manager
- Cheryl Woodward, Activities Director
- Anita Wood, Director of Human Resources
- Mary Jane Mchenry, Staff Development Manager
- Terry Gaskell, Manager of Medical Records
- Barbara Lunsford, Social Worker, Short-term Rehabilitation
- Magdala Duplessy, MDS Coordinator
I can’t imagine Copley without this talented and dedicated team. Day in and day out, they are tremendously loyal, something that springs directly from their caring nature. They showed their true colors through the worst of COVID. Their experience and leadership helped Copley weather the pandemic storm as well as we did. Most have been here 10 years or more, and many of them for 20+ years. They’ve worn many hats and know the facility inside out.
I don’t take Copley’s stability for granted. Organizations that must continually spend time, energy, and resources finding new managers sometimes find themselves in a spiral loop of burnout and chaos that constant change can bring. But Copley has been lucky enough to avoid that. We can focus our efforts on moving forward, pivoting during tough times (such as COVID), and enhancing our services for the good of our residents. If you have ever worked in an environment that relies heavily on its managers for day-to-day operations, you know what a benefit it is to trust that your managers work together seamlessly and effectively!
I think most importantly, Copley’s family atmosphere comes from the top down. We don’t “feel” like family – when you work together for 10, 20 years, you are family. Copley isn’t just a workplace for us. It is a home, and every person under this roof – resident and staff – deserves all the care and attention they receive. This is what I thank the management team for most of all: caring for our residents and staff. Together, we have built a care facility we can all be proud of.
So again, as we enter the season of reflection and giving thanks, I am forever grateful for Copley’s management team and staff.
Happy Thanksgiving –