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Samaritan Appoints New Vice President for Post-Acute Services

Samaritan Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert J. Baranello as the Vice President of Post-Acute Care Services.  This position is responsible for oversight of all the Post-Acute Care Services including Samaritan Keep Home, Samaritan Summit Village and Samaritan Home Health Care. Mr. Baranello is responsible for the executive management team at each organization as well as the strategic direction, clinic­­al and financial performance and organizational development. 

“Samaritan is pleased to have Bob join our team and lead our critical post-acute services,” states Thomas H. Carman, President and CEO of Samaritan Medical Center. “Bob has over 25 years of experience in healthcare administration and direct experience leading a large long term care facility. Bob has already engaged with our residents, patients and staff to begin to understand the unique needs of our system.”

Mr. Baranello comes to Samaritan from Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation where he served as Chief Executive Officer since 2011. He was responsible for a 606 bed skilled nursing facility, Adult Day Care and Home Health Care program with a combined operating budget of $85 Million and over 1000 employees.

“My few weeks into the position have enlightened me to how dedicated the Samaritan staff and leaders are to strengthening the quality, safety, care and compassion of the entire system,” states Robert Baranello, Vice President for Post-Acute Services.  “I enjoy being in the North Country region and I look forward to leading the post-acute services to help further this mission.”

Prior to his position at Cold Spring Hills, Mr. Baranello served as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Operations at Landmark in Boston, MA.  He was also Assistant Administrator for Professional Services at Central Suffolk Hospital in Rocky Point, NY.  Mr. Baranello is originally from Manhasset on Long Island, NY.

Mr. Baranello holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from New York University. He is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Administrators and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. While at Cold Spring Hills, he and his team were awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Workers Compensation and Disability Management Award, as well as a Bronze Quality Award from the American Health Care Association.

Mr. Baranello started at Samaritan on March 6, 2019.