November, 2004: NEW ADMISSION DIRECTOR APPOINTED AT REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
Patricia Farley, RN has been appointed Director of the Referral & Admission Center at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw.
Ms. Farley joins the physical rehabilitation hospital with an extensive and diverse background in the nursing and case management field. Most recently, she served as a case manager at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla where she coordinated transfers from the inpatient hospital to acute and subacute rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities and home care. In addition, M. Farley has worked with several large healthcare insurance firms, including Aetna US Healthcare and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, in a case management capacity. Previously, she served as a head nurse at Arden Hill Hospital and managed a physician practice.
At Helen Hayes Hospital, Ms. Farley will be responsible for managing the full spectrum of the admission process, from overseeing all referrals to facilitating a patient’s transfer and admission. She will supervise the department’s team of referral specialists, insurance coordinators and administrative staff. Ms. Farley will work closely with physicians, case managers and discharge planners at the more than 100 hospitals in the tri-state area that refer patients in need of rehabilitation care to Helen Hayes Hospital.
A resident of Scotchtown, New York, Ms. Farley attended Trenton State College. She has completed a range of continuing education training in the case management field and is the recipient of several awards for excellence in nursing.
“We are very happy to welcome Ms. Farley to Helen Hayes Hospital,” says Nancy Ferrato, RN, Director of Utilization Management. “Her broad background in case management and discharge planning, as well as her strong communication skills and dedication to quality patient care, will serve both our referral sources and our patients well.”
“As a former patient, I know first-hand that Helen Hayes provides the very best in rehabilitation care,” reports Ms. Farley. “I look forward to working with healthcare professionals throughout the region to make the admission process as smooth as possible for them, their patients and families.”
Helen Hayes Hospital is one of the nation’s leading specialty physical rehabilitation hospitals, offering both acute and subacute rehabilitation care, as well as an array of specialized outpatient services. The hospital is owned by the New York State Department of Health and is affiliated with the New York Presbyterian Healthcare System.