Needham, Mass. — Longtime Wingate Healthcare employee Suzanne Gauthier was recently appointed administrator of Wingate at Needham, a state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation, after serving as Wingate at Middleboro’s and Wingate at Worcester’s administrators for 8 years respectively.
“It’s about pulling the community together,” Gauthier said of the position of administrator. Her overall role requires her to oversee the daily operations of Wingate at Needham, but her biggest responsibility is ensuring residents receive the highest quality care.
“I like to help them through the anxiety of settling down, whether they’re transitioning from home to here or going back home after a short stay,” Gauthier said. “Above all, my residents continue to be my number one priority.”
Gauthier began working for Wingate Healthcare in 2001 as a director of neurobehavioral services. She completed her administrator training in 2008 and was appointed administrator of Wingate at Middleboro, a neuro-rehabilitation center, in 2009. Though Wingate at Middleboro closed in 2012, Gauthier continued to seek positions with Wingate Healthcare because of the residents and employees. “I enjoy just walking around and spending time with the residents,” Gauthier said of her years in the senior care industry. “I also like building relationships with my staff.”
Prior to Wingate at Needham, Gauthier served as administrator of skilled nursing facility Wingate at Worcester. Gauthier holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Marist College.