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Wingate at Needham Names New Administrator

Wingate at Needham Names New Administrator

Brings Over 13 Years of Experience & Proven Track Record Delivering Quality Care in Massachusetts

November 21, 2014, Needham, MA–Wingate Healthcare (www.wingatehealthcare.com), the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors,

Jerry Shaffer

Jerry Shaffer

today announced the appointment of Jerry Shaffer as Administrator for the company’s Needham skilled nursing facility, Wingate at Needham. As the Administrator for Wingate at Needham, Shaffer will be responsible for ensuring operational excellence and quality patient outcomes, as well as high resident, family and staff satisfaction.

Shaffer has a proven track record of creating and maintaining award-winning, 5-star communities throughout his 13-year career using his extensive experience and psychology education. He has led multiple centers to achieve deficiency-free surveys and has won national awards for customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Wingate at Needham, he held a host of executive management positions within skilled nursing homes. Most recently, he served as Executive Director for Worcester Health Center and Administrator for Autumn Village, also in Worcester. A resident of Holliston, he holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore and a Bachelors in Psychology & Sociology from Catawba College in North Carolina.

“I’m thrilled to be back in the Needham community,” said Shaffer. “Wingate has a rich tradition of success and I’m excited to be part of the Wingate team.”

Adjacent to The Wingate Residences, an independent living, assisted living and memory care community, Wingate Healthcare’s Needham campus delivers a full continuum of care for residents and families. At Wingate at Needham, patients and families enjoy short and long-term rehabilitative care conveniently located off of Route 128 on the Needham/Newton line. The newly renovated facility offers cardiac and orthopedic rehabilitation as well as care for those with prolonged illnesses.

“It’s not easy to find an administrator with Jerry’s dedication,” said Scott Schuster, Founder & President of Wingate Healthcare. “He is the perfect fit for our Needham facility and we look forward to what he will bring to the community.”