Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, has announced that its CEO, Patrick Stapleton, has been appointed by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to serve on the state’s recently established Nursing Facility Task Force.
The 15-member panel is charged with evaluating ways to ensure the financial stability of skilled nursing facilities, to enhance their role within the continuum of elder care services, and to address current workforce challenges.
“I am honored to serve with this exceptional group of officials and advocates, all of whom share my commitment to identifying the best strategies to bring financial stability to the nursing home industry in Massachusetts,” said Stapleton of his appointment. “There will always be a need for skilled nursing facilities and the level of care that only they can provide, particularly as the aging population continues to increase. I look forward to fulfilling the mission as laid out by Governor Baker and the Legislature.”
Stapleton has more than 25 years of experience in the skilled nursing industry and is certified by the American College of Healthcare Administrators. He joined Sherrill House in 2003 and has served as CEO since 2005.