Katz Named Director of Nursing at Waveny Care Center
Posted on November 14, 2016
Bill Piper, Chief Executive Officer of Waveny LifeCare Network, has appointed Claudia Katz, RN as Director of Nursing at Waveny Care Center, the non-profit eldercare organization’s 5-star rated skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Katz will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for Waveny’s nursing department and will play an active role on the organization’s management team.
“I came to Waveny for all the right reasons, but especially so I could redirect my entire focus back to quality nursing,” said Katz. “I am very excited about team building and capitalizing on our 5-star nursing team’s strengths. I have a passion for empowering people to grow and for motivating them to take on more ownership and responsibility in their roles. I feel very supported by Waveny’s entire management team – they are incredibly dedicated, and really raise the bar. I am very happy to be here.”
A registered nurse with more than 40 years of diverse clinical and managerial experience in acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation and long-term care nursing settings, Katz most recently served as Director of Nursing for Fairview of Fairfield, a 120-bed skilled rehabilitation and long-term care facility in Fairfield, Conn., and previously as Director of Nursing for the William and Sally Tandet Center for Continuing Care in Stamford, Conn.
“We are extremely pleased to have Claudia join us in this important position,” said Bill Piper, CEO. “With the addition of increasingly acute modalities at Waveny Care Center in recent years – including IV therapy, Wound Care and Respiratory Therapy – I know our entire nursing team and all whom we serve will benefit from her guidance, direction, breadth of experience, and proven record as a dedicated nurse and healthcare leader.”
A Nightingale Award recipient with multiple certifications including IV therapy, wound care and dementia care, Katz attended the Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing of Boston, Mass. and has since attained additional degrees and coursework at both Norwalk Community College and Sacred Heart University.
Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a non-profit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living and respite care for people with memory impairment at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, an Adult Day Program that provides free door-to-door transportation throughout most of lower Fairfield County, and an array of community-based services through Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home and Geriatric Care Management. For more information, call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.