Samaritan Welcomes New Vice President of Long Term Care
Published on: February 3, 2022
Watertown, NY – Samaritan Health is pleased to announce that Patrick W. Calli has been selected as its next Vice President of Long Term Care. This position is responsible for oversight of all the Long Term Care Services including Samaritan Keep Home and Samaritan Summit Village. Mr. Calli is responsible for the executive management team at each organization as well as the strategic direction, clinical and financial performance and organizational development. He brings nearly a decade of experience to the role, including several years spent in nursing home administration.
Calli comes to Samaritan from the Upstate Services Group organization, where he was Administrator of Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, in Syracuse, for the past year. Here, he was responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of the 513-bed rehabilitation and nursing center, overseeing upwards of 600 employees. Before serving this facility, Calli was Administrator of Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Binghamton which included a specialized pulmonary rehabilitation and ventilator unit as well as an outpatient dialysis center. Calli also spent nearly 6 years as Administrator of the 5 STAR rated Central Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Syracuse where the facility earned designation in both U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek as “Best Nursing Homes” of 2019-2020. Calli and his team were also awarded the Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association (ACHA). He also has prior experience at long term care facilities in Little Falls and the Utica, NY area.
“We are pleased to welcome Patrick to Samaritan’s administration and senior leadership team,” said Tom Carman, President and CEO of Samaritan Medical Center. “His impressive resume with significant experience in long-term care will benefit the residents and staff at Samaritan Keep Home and Samaritan Summit Village. We look forward to his guidance and insight as we continue to foster long-term care communities that value independence, comfort, companionship and safe, quality care.”
“Aligning myself with an organization such as Samaritan Health which is patient-centric and community-focused is an opportunity that I truly welcome,” states Patrick Calli, Vice President of Long Term Care. “I am looking forward to continuing Samaritan’s tradition of providing quality and compassionate care in an environment where the residents are at the forefront. Collaborating with our incredible team of dedicated caregivers, staff, leaders, and residents shall afford us the ability to fulfill the organization’s mission and commitment to enhance the quality of life of the people that we serve, as well as the greater North Country community. I am eager to work with the residents and their families to meet their needs and create the home-like environment they deserve.”
Calli holds a Master of Science in Health Administration from Regis College, Weston, MA, and a Bachelor of Science from Union College. He is a New York State Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, a board member of the Healthcare Management Association of Central New York, and a member of American College of Healthcare Executives, American Health Care Association and other associations. Mr. Calli is originally from New Hartford located just outside the Utica, NY area. Calli began his employment at Samaritan on Monday, January 31, 2022.
Calli replaces Barbara Morrow, who retired as Vice President of Long Term Care and Chief Compliance Officer in January, after 20 years of service to Samaritan.