Craneville Place of Dalton Welcomes New Administrator

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DALTON, Mass. — Craneville Place of Dalton Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center has named Christina Rootes-Hunter as the company's administrator.

Rootes-Hunter will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility, overseeing all departments and general management responsibilities.

Rootes-Hunter, who holds degrees in both gerontology and law, has nearly 30y years of experience as an administrator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities across Massachusetts and Connecticut. She has been a member of AHCA (American Health Care Association) for many years, and has served as vice president at the Holland Council on Aging for the past six years. In her previous roles, she has successfully lead her team in delivering quality service, has offered strong staff leadership and was deeply involved in community development. This background has helped Rootes-Hunter to make an easy transition to Craneville Place.

"We are so excited to have Tina on board. She will bring a fresh perspective and approach to our center," said Andrew Gillis, vice president of operations for Bane Care Management, the management organization for Craneville Place. "Tina has a proven track record of skills leading staff to achieve set goals, while creating an environment that values compassion, dignity and respect for our residents."

Nestled in the heart of the Berkshires, Craneville Place offers a serene country setting and is conveniently located near downtown Pittsfield and Berkshire Medical Center. Its 89 bed skilled nursing facility offers short term rehabilitation and long term care. For more information, call 413-684-3212.

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