Richard Cleland named elderwood’s regional director of operations

BUFFALO, NY – Richard Cleland has been named Regional Director of Operations for Elderwood. In his new role, Mr. Cleland will provide direction and oversight to the leadership of the Central New York region including Elderwood of Lakeside at Brockport, Elderwood at Hornell, Elderwood at Liverpool, and Elderwood at Waverly.

For two years, Mr. Cleland held the role of chief executive officer at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY. He most recently served as president of Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Elmira, NY.

“We are thrilled to have Richard Cleland join our team,” said Elderwood’s Chief Operations Officer Phil Quillard. “I know his extensive background will provide tremendous value to our company as we continue to grow our footprint and reputation as quality health care provides Central New York.”

A licensed nursing home administrator, Mr. Cleland has extensive experience in program development, process improvement and performance management. He has provided operation workforce engagement, business growth and regulatory compliance initiatives.

Mr. Cleland received his Master of Public Administration/Health Care Management from Canisius College in Buffalo. He currently lives in Clarence, NY with his family.

Elderwood provides skilled nursing care, specialized subacute and rehabilitation care, cardiac care, cardiac telemetry services, assisted living, independent living and memory care at skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities and independent living communities across New York State, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. For more information, visit www.elderwood.com.

Contact: Courtney Gfroerer

Communications Specialist

(716) 633-3900 ext. 1279