Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Taps New Director of Nursing Services
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls (CNR) —a skilled nursing facility serving the needs of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and the surrounding communities and operated in cooperation with Southwestern Vermont Health Care — has welcomed Melissa J. Reed as director of Nursing Services.
Reed has nearly 20 years of experience in the field, the last dozen years serving elders. She has worked at CNR as a clinical reimbursement coordinator since 2017.
"Along with her notable experience, Melissa has excellent focus on service and exceptional judgement," said David Lovelace, CNR's administrator. "Melissa's commitment to excellence and positive energy will be an asset as we expand our efforts to provide a rich and personalized environment for every resident in our care."
Reed attended Castleton State College in Vermont and earned her medical assistant education at Charles H. McCann Technical School in North Adams, Mass. She received both her licensed practical nursing education and associate’s degree in nursing at Vermont Technical College.
Most recently, Reed worked as a clinical reimbursement coordinator at Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Williamstown, Mass. She has also worked for Berkshire Healthcare, also in Massachusetts.
CNR joined in a partnership with Southwestern Vermont Health Care to improve care for patients and residents in 2017, when SVHC was instrumental in assisting CNR to receive a $2.9 million grant from the New York State Department of Health Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program. Grant funds are being used to make infrastructure improvements to the CNR facilities.