New roles for three at Hospital for Special Care

Published on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:51
Written by Angie DeRosa


NEW BRITAIN - The Hospital for Special Care announced Tuesday that it has promoted three employees.

Vice President of Human Resources Nancy Martone adds a second title, now serving as chief administrative officer.

Dr. Marcy Goldstein has been promoted to director of cardiac care and Dr. Nathan Nartey has been promoted to medical director of the Medical Rehabilitation Unit, an inpatient unit for patients with rehabilitation needs resulting from complex medical problems.

Martone will continue to develop and manage the human resources team, but also lead strategic planning and administrative performance initiatives as well as oversee HSC outpatient services and Early Learning Center in her new position.

“Nancy is an extraordinarily accomplished administrator who will further advance our mission to create an effective continuum of care for individuals with complex medical needs supported by an outstanding clinical workforce,” said Lynn Ricci, president and CEO of the Hospital for Special Care. “Nancy will continue to make a profound difference in our organization.”

As medical director of the Cardiac Medical Unit, Goldstein will lead an interdisciplinary team specializing in the treatment of complex cardiac disease. This includes patients who have a diagnosis of heart failure and need intravenous medications or who have had recurrent admissions to an acute-care hospital for management of heart failure.

She will also oversee care for patients who need preparation for implantation of a left ventricular assist device or require treatment, therapy and education prior to returning home following surgery.

“Dr. Goldstein is a gifted clinical leader and has a thorough understanding of the complex needs of our cardiac and LVAD patients,” said Ricci. “She has also taken a leadership role in expanding high quality programs including The Gawlicki Family Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management Program, supported by The Gawlicki Family Foundation.”

The COPD program is a multidisciplinary system employing unique exercises and education to enable patients affected by COPD to reach a maximum level of independence and function in the community.

Nartey joined the hospital in 2016 as an attending internist in the Medical Rehabilitation Unit and has since been promoted to medical director of the unit, which handles patients in need of rehabilitation for medical problems such as stroke, spinal cord injury or complex wounds.

“Dr. Nartey manages patient care to maximize each individual’s level of functioning and independence and to ensure delivery of high quality care,” Ricci said.

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:51. Updated: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:54.