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Waveny Welcomes Two New Clinical Leaders

Waveny Welcomes Two New Clinical Leaders

Posted on July 20, 2015

Gay Bond, RN (left) and Suzanne Gerber, RN (right) join Waveny LifeCare Network’s management team.

Waveny LifeCare Network is pleased to announce the appointment of two key clinical leaders within the organization. Gay Bond, RN and Suzanne Gerber, RN have been named Director of Resident Care at The Village at Waveny and Assistant Director of Nursing at Waveny Care Center, respectively.  

“We are delighted to have Gay and Suzanne join our management team and welcome them both into their new positions,” said Bill Piper, Waveny’s CEO. “Their leadership will play an integral part in ensuring that the experience we provide to those we serve continues to reflect the mission, vision and values of our 5-star rated organization.”

In her new position as Director of Resident Care at The Village – Waveny’s award-winning assisted living residence dedicated to providing care for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory impairment – Bond will be responsible for leading Waveny’s assisted living nursing team and managing day-to-day operations.

“I am excited to work alongside The Village’s talented team and am inspired by their genuine devotion to providing exceptional care for the residents at The Village,” said Bond. “It is a pleasure to practice nursing with an organization that places such deep value upon a therapeutic approach to memory care.”

Most recently, Bond served as a Supervisor of Assisted Living Services (SALSA) for the Managed Residential Care (MRC) programs at both The Marvin and Kingsway Senior Housing of Norwalk, Conn. through Masonicare.

In her new role as Assistant Director of Nursing at Waveny Care Center – Waveny’s 5-star rated skilled nursing facility, which was recently recognized by US News & World Report among the nation’s best nursing homes – Gerber will be a key clinical team leader, responsible in part for the instruction, support and supervision of the Care Center’s skilled nursing team. She will also assume leadership for planning, developing and directing Waveny LifeCare Network’s comprehensive Infection Control Program.

New to Connecticut, Gerber most recently served as a charge nurse and interim Director of Nursing at Holy Name Friary of Ringwood, New Jersey, a 5-star rated skilled nursing facility for retired priests and brothers of the Franciscan order.

“I am delighted to be working with the residents and staff at Waveny Care Center,” said Gerber. “Our skilled nursing facility has a widespread reputation for providing exceptional nursing care, and I look forward to upholding Waveny’s standard for being the best of the best.”

Celebrating 40 years of serving the community, Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home, the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, Geriatric Care Management, an Adult Day Program available on weekdays with flexible hours, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at The Village and Care Center. For information call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.