The Rhode Island Health Care Association Installs 2013 Officers

Scott M. Sanborn Named 2013 Chair

Warwick, RI, January 28, 2013…Scott M. Sanborn, Administrator of Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pawtucket, has been installed as Chair of the Rhode Island Health Care Association (RIHCA), the state’s largest professional organization of skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities. He will serve in the position for a two-year term.

Sanborn, a 40-year veteran of long term care, is a past recipient of the Administrator of the Year award in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Under his leadership, Oak Hill earned the coveted Bronze and Silver Quality Awards from the American Health Care Association which recognize a demonstrated commitment to ongoing quality care. Oak Hill is one of only five Rhode Island facilities to win the national Silver Award.

Sanborn received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. He resides with his wife Susan in Scituate, Rhode Island and has three children, Christian, Elena and Ian.

The following were also installed as 2013 RIHCA officers and/or members of the Board of Directors at the 2013 RIHCA Installation Breakfast on January 24th:

Angelo Rotella, The Friendly Home, 1st Vice Chair
Akshay Talwar, Briarcliffe Manor, 2nd Vice Chair
John Gage, Health Concepts Ltd., Treasurer
Libby Sarro, West Shore Health Center, Secretary
Joan Woods, Grand Islander Genesis HealthCare, Immediate Past Chair
Chuck Kenoian, Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Director
Donna Amaral, Eastgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Director
Hugh Hall, Westview Health Care Center, Director
Linda Wheeler , Trinity Health Care, Director
Anthony Barile, Hopkins Manor, Director
Kim Ciociola, Silver Creek Manor, Director
Mark Lescault, Grace Barker Nursing Center, Director
Jennifer Fairbank, South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Director
Joe Sousa, Berkshire Place, Director
Rick Gamache, Elmhurst Extended Care, Non-Proprietary Director
Jeff Barton, Mobilex, Associate Business Representative
Orlando Bisbano, Orchard View Manor, American Health Care Association Board Member

About the Rhode Island Health Care Association

The Rhode Island Health Care Association (RIHCA) is a non-profit trade association comprised of approximately three-quarters of Rhode Island’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities. The goal of RIHCA members is to provide accessible, top quality health care services.

RIHCA is a state affiliate of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). AHCA and NCAL represent nearly 11,000 non-profit and proprietary facilities dedicated to continuous improvement in the delivery of professional and compassionate care provided daily by millions of caring employees to 1.5 million of our nation’s frail, elderly and disabled citizens who live in nursing facilities, assisted living residences, subacute centers and homes for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. More information can be found on and

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