Southington Care Center announces new director of nursing

August 04, 2017

SCCMarjoryPalladinoforweb.jpgSOUTHINGTON – Southington Care Center Executive Director William Kowalewski recently announced Marjory Palladino, RN, BS, MSN, CRRN, CSPHP, as the new director of nursing effective May 23. Southington Care Center, located at 45 Meriden Ave., is a 130-bed community specializing in long-term care, short-term inpatient rehabilitation and nursing care, and outpatient rehabilitation services.

A Wallingford resident, Palladino began her nursing career in 1977 as a licensed practical nurse. Since that time, she has achieved higher levels of education, most recently a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Her credentials include Certification for Rehabilitation Nursing, Certification for Safe Patient Handling Professional and JUST CULTURE, a values-supportive model of shared accountability. She considers herself a lifelong learner.

At Southington Care Center, Palladino provides leadership, direction and administration of operations to ensure appropriate clinical services are provided. Her administrative authority includes responsibility and accountability for the functions, activities and standards of practice of the nursing staff. Her prior experience includes serving as director of care coordination, director of resource effectiveness, and director of nursing and clinical informatics. She was also on numerous hospital committees and has been the lead for the Department of Public Health, Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Joining the staff at Southington Care Center has been ideal, she said. “Southington Care Center has so much to offer and I am happy to be in the nursing leadership role. I enjoy the opportunity to connect with patients and staff and feel that I have returned to my roots – patient care and nursing.”

Palladino holds professional memberships in multiple organizations and boards including the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and American Nurses Association. She has been active in rehabilitation nursing on the local and national level, including serving two terms on the national board and as the local chapter president. She has also presented at many state and national conferences related to healthcare.

Being a certified registered rehabilitation nurse gives her the opportunity to help patients achieve their highest level of function, “focusing on the best that they can be.”

She and her husband Rocco have been married 38 years and they have three grown children.

Southington Care Center offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, and is a not for profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. 

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