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Christopher Newton Joins Elim Park as New Administrator of Health Care Services
New hire brings wide-ranging health care experience to
continuing care retirement communityCheshire, CT, January 2013—Elim Park, a continuing care retirement community and health care and rehabilitation center, today announced that Christopher Newton will join the Executive Management Team as Administrator of Health Care Services. In this role, Mr. Newton will oversee the regulatory and clinical operations of the 142 bed health center including 42 Residential Care, 30 sub-acute rehabilitation and 60 long-term health care beds.
"We are very excited to have an individual of Chris' background and experience join our professional staff," says Ron Dischinger, CEO and President of Elim Park. "Chris brings a passion and commitment in working with our residents and staff that will significantly enhance our services."
Since 2000, Mr. Newton has been the Administrator for the Department of Surgery at the VA New England Health Care System in Providence, RI. There he was responsible for the daily coordination, management and operation of a multi-specialty surgical department, as well as personnel management, budgets, contract relationships, physician credentialing and privileging, and the management of Brown Medical School activities in the Department of Surgery.
Mr. Newton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies/Geriatrics from the University of Missouri and a Master of Business in Health Care Administration from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He completed his residency in long term care at the nationally recognized Alexian Brothers Health Care System in St. Louis, MO.
"Long term care encompasses a broad spectrum of health management issues and challenges," says Mr. Newton. "It allows for the opportunity to make a unique and real difference in the lives of people and their families. My new role at Elim Park is returning me to a field of health care I am extremely passionate about."