People on the Move – Kathy Catucci
She knows every resident by name, the employees adore her and for Kathy Catucci, Collingswood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is her home away from home. Kathy has gone from serving as the center’s director of nursing to the new administrator. In total, she has dedicated more than 15 years to the center.
It is rare for a sitting director of nursing to stay at a center for this many years, even more rare to become the administrator of that same center.
In order for Catucci to assume her new position, she had to undergo rigorous training. For the past eight months, she has learned every facet of long-term care administration.
“The most challenging part of the training was being away from my wonderful residents,” says Catucci.
Obtaining her state licensure included a six- month apprenticeship, referred to as an Administrator in Training (AIT), under an experienced administrator.
“Kathy is the perfect leader for Collingswood. Her compassion and professionalism are extraordinary,” state Leah Bowden, RN, LNHA, Kathy’s mentor and administrator of Collingswood’s sister facility, Potomac Valley Nursing & Wellness Center.
Kathy has been taking care of people her entire life. She is a registered nurse with more than 30 years experience in health care. She brings to her new position a great deal of respect from her colleagues and staff.
Catucci is a Montgomery County native and lives in Rockville with her husband.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact: Trish Evans, Director of Community Relations
Collingswood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
299 Hurley Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850
301 762-8900 or 301 787-8698