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Former Vibra Hospital CEO Joins Wingate Healthcare

Former Vibra Hospital CEO Joins Wingate Healthcare

Lisa Walters-Zucco Named Administrator for Wingate at Wilbraham

January 15, 2015, Needham, MA–Wingate Healthcare (www.wingatehealthcare.com), the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors, today announced that

Lisa Walters-Zucco

Lisa Walters-Zucco

Lisa Walters-Zucco, DHA, MPH, RN, LNHA, has been appointed to the position of Administrator for their Wingate at Wilbraham skilled nursing facility, bringing nearly 30 years’ experience as a healthcare administrator, Registered Nurse and Public Health professional. Walters-Zucco joins Wingate from Vibra Hospital of Western Massachusetts Central Campus in Rochdale, MA where she was the Chief Executive Officer of the 47-bed acute care hospital.

Walters-Zucco’s impressive clinical leadership has earned her the top spot at many leading healthcare organizations in Western Massachusetts. Before Vibra, she was VP of Clinical Services for the New England Region for Park Avenue Medical Associates and CEO of Kindred Hospital’s Park View campus. In addition to being a Registered Nurse she is also a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Last year, she completed her Doctor of Health Administration at the Medical University of South Carolina. Walters-Zucco has also earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Bachelor of Arts in Neuropsychology and Health Behavior from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

“Lisa is an effective leader who not only delivers the highest level of patient care, but thinks outside of the box to ensure the best possible result for the patient and staff,” said Scott Schuster, Founder and President of Wingate Healthcare. “We are extremely fortune to have her on board and look forward to having her immense healthcare knowledge bring even more value to Wingate at Wilbraham.”

Wingate at Wilbraham is one of six skilled Wingate Healthcare owned skilled nursing facilities in Western Massachusetts. The facility provides a range of long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services for residents and families in a tranquil, state-of-the-art setting. Some of its most notable features include a modern rehabilitation center, an elegant dining room and lush outdoor gardens.