Finger Lakes Health has announced the appointment of Nicole Magnera, MS, RDN, CDN as the new Long Term Care Assistant Administrator. Finger Lakes Health provides Long Term Care Services at four facilities within the health system. Facilities include Living Center at Geneva-North and Living Center at Geneva-South, Huntington Living Center in Waterloo and The Homestead in Penn Yan.
Magnera will support William Garrity, VP, Long Term Care and the division with regulatory compliance, performance improvement and operations. Her responsibilities include working with staff on developing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) committees and performance improvement projects to ensure residents maintain the highest level quality of care. In addition, she will assist the four long term care facilities in daily operations, compliance and protocols associated with New York State Department of Health and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines.
She received her Nursing Home Administration Certification from SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY. She earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL and her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. She is currently working on becoming a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
Prior to joining Finger Lakes Health, Magnera was Director of Nutrition Systems for Morrison Healthcare at Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, NY where she received most of her long term care experience. She was first recipient of the Clinical Nutrition Manager of the Year, a national award, for her work in maximizing reimbursement for the hospital through the Patient-Driven Payment Model system by screening of malnutrition.
Magnera lives in Canandaigua with her husband and her 5-year-old twins. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.