Beth Pantano, MSN, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing, works diligently each day to oversee the clinical care of patients, helps the family members to understand the diagnosis, and connects the staff to work together as a team. For her, the best thing about working in geriatrics is the ability to follow up with patients for a longer period of time, rather than in a hospital setting.
“It is important to build a rapport with patients and gain their trust, and in our long-term care and sub acute setting, you have the time to do that. The whole team works together to develop these relationships,” says Ms. Pantano, a resident of Oradell, NJ, who is looking forward to taking her Nurse Practitioner Boards in the next few months.
This dedication to patients has made Ms. Pantano well regarded by the staff. In honor of National Nursing Home Week, May 12-16, Alaris Health at The Fountains South has chosen to highlight Ms. Pantano as an exemplary employee. The American Health Care Association established National Nursing Home Week in 1967 as a week-long observance recognizing nursing homes. All of the Alaris Member Health Centers are highlighting employees this month.
“The Fountains has chosen Beth Pantano to recognize during this month. She has done a wonderful job of expanding the knowledge base of the Nursing Department and enhancing their ability to care for higher acuity patients. Her skills help our patients to make a stronger recovery,” says Pat Meyers, Assistant Administrator, Alaris Health at The Fountains South.
The theme of this year’s National Nursing Home Week is “Team Care: Everyone Pitches in.” The theme recognizes residents and patients in long term and post-acute care settings, the dedicated staff who care for them, and the value of care planning where everyone “pitches in” for optimal outcomes.
“Alaris Health celebrates our employees for improving and enhancing the lives of our patients,” says Avery Eisenreich, Founder of Alaris Health of New Jersey.
Alaris Health at The Fountains South well appointed facility, located in Secaucus, New Jersey, that offers a warm, supportive and uplifting environment for post-hospitalization short-term rehabilitation patients and long-term residents alike. Please call (201) 526-8700 for more information.