Providence Ministries Names Rudder Executive Director

HOLYOKE — The Providence Ministries for the Needy Inc. (PMN) board of trustees named Shannon Rudder executive director of PMN’s multi-human-services agency. First appointed interim director in May, Rudder previously served as executive director for MotherWoman Inc. in Hadley for four years. Prior to that, she was associate director of Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. in Buffalo, N.Y.

“Shannon’s leadership, contagious enthusiasm, solid business acumen, strong operational skills, team-building focus, and dedication to building strong community relationships will advance our mission into the bright future ahead,” said Jean Zaleski, board chair.

Rudder is currently on Springfield Technical Community College’s Foundation board; Mama’s Voice, a community-based participatory research project with Holyoke Community College; the grant review committee for United Way of Pioneer Valley; and United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council, and is an instructor at Bay Path University and Cambridge College. In addition, she has served as a guest lecturer at Springfield College, Smith College, and UMass School of Regional Planning. BusinessWest included Rudder in its 40 Under Forty class of 2016.

“We are thrilled to have Shannon as our new executive director,” said James Wall, chair of PMN’s personnel committee. “She brings a great breadth and depth of experience that will help take Providence Ministries to the next level.”

PMN is a member of the Sisters of Providence Ministry Corp. and is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization serving the Holyoke community with programs to feed, clothe, and shelter the poor and marginalized. These include Kate’s Kitchen, foodWorks at Kate’s Kitchen, Broderick House, Loreto House, McCleary Manor, Margaret’s Pantry, and St. Jude’s Clothing Center.


Mullally Returns to Berkshire Health Systems

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Sean Mullally, a board-certified and fellowship-trained hematology oncologist, to the Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) medical staff, and to the physician staff of the BMC Cancer Center. Mullally had previously served with Berkshire Hematology Oncology from 2007 to 2010, and most recently was medical director of the Massachusetts General Cancer Program at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

Mullally is accepting new patients in need of hematology/oncology services, and is partnered with Drs. Trevor Bayliss, Michael DeLeo, Paul Rosenthal, and Harvey Zimbler at Berkshire Hematology Oncology, located at the BMC Cancer Center, Hillcrest Campus of BMC. For an appointment, call (413) 443-6000.

Mullally is board-certified in internal medicine and was fellowship-trained in medical hematology/oncology at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. He received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Mullally is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s One Hundred Award, which celebrates “100 everyday amazing individuals and groups who are making a difference in the fight against cancer in inspiring and often revolutionary ways.” He also received the Medical Staff Clinical Excellence Award from Cooley Dickinson Hospital.


Reichling Joins Gastroenterology Practice at BMC

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Jacques Reichling, a board-certified and fellowship trained gastroenterologist, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Gastroenterology Professional Services of BMC. Reichling is accepting new patients in need of gastroenterology care. He is partnered with Drs. Jeffrey St. John, Rangan Murali, and Jason Bratcher at the practice.

Reichling is skilled in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, including ERCP, polypectomy, EMR, stenting, and argon-beam treatment, as well as screening colonoscopy, esophageal manometry and pH studies. He last worked at Clinique Saint Therese, Luxembourg, as director of Gastroenterology Services.

He is board-certified in internal medicine and fellowship-trained in gastroenterology from Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He received his medical degree from Universite Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg, France. He completed his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Reichling is fluent in English, French, German, and Luxembourgish. For an appointment, ask a physician for a referral or call Gastroenterology Professional Services of BMC at (413) 499-8590.


Baystate Names Albert to Senior Leadership Role

SPRINGFIELD — Jane Albert has been promoted to the position of senior vice president for Marketing, Communications & External Relations at Baystate Health. She will report to Dr. Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Health, and serve as a member of the president’s cabinet. She will oversee the functions of marketing and digital strategy, government and public relations, community relations and public health, communications, and philanthropy.

“Jane has been a trusted Baystate Health leader for 15 years in roles that have progressively increased in responsibility and scope. She has a breadth and depth of career experiences and skills that make her ideal for this senior leadership role,” Keroack said.

When she joined Baystate Health as manager of Medical Practices Marketing, she presented the first marketing plan to integrate two legacy medical groups to become one organization as Baystate Medical Practices. She then served as manager of Corporate Marketing, overseeing Baystate Health’s marketing efforts, loyalty programs, and events, and developing marketing priorities based on the strategic objectives of the organization.

Albert was promoted to director of Public Affairs & Internal Communications, developing metrics for the measurement of media activities while strategically building the community presence of Baystate Health and its entities. She then returned to Baystate Medical Practices, successfully launching the organization’s first physician referral office.

Over the last four years, Albert has served as vice president of Philanthropy for Baystate Health and executive director of the Baystate Health Foundation. Among her accomplishments, she led the transformation of the foundation to diversify philanthropic support in alignment with a newly developed strategic plan and recently oversaw the completion of a $5 million campaign for the new surgical center at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.

Before joining Baystate Health, Albert served as vice president of Advancement and Marketing at Western New England College, with responsibility for national and regional marketing efforts and philanthropic efforts focused on engaging alumni, businesses, and foundations in support of the university. She holds an MBA from Babson College and a BBA in accounting from UMass Amherst.

Active in the community, she has held leadership positions on many boards, including Spirit of Springfield, the National Conference for Community and Justice, the Jewish Community Center, Rotary Club, and chambers of commerce. She has been recognized as Woman of the Year by the Springfield Women’s Commission and as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary Club International.


Ailinger Honored with Leadership Award

LEEDS — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Mark Ailinger, administrator of Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds, as a 2017 recipient of the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award, named in memory of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach.

“I’m honored to receive this recognition, but the results we have achieved at Linda Manor Extended Care Facility are due to the hard work and dedication of every single team member here,” Ailinger said. “We are a five-star Medicare-rated facility and hold the Gold – Excellence in Quality award from the American Health Care Association, all with the support of the care team at Linda Manor. I’m grateful to all of them.”

Fewer than 9{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} of facilities nationwide qualified, and Ailinger was one of 206 recipients who received the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. This award recognizes the administrator of record who provided leadership throughout the award year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled-nursing-facility (SNF) survey data, including the health, fire (life safety), and complaint surveys, as well as top-quartile performance on designated quality measures. The criteria also included an 80{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status.

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