Update from Administrator – May 27, 2021

Hello Friends and Families of Valerie Manor,

A few updates…Our Covid Status Remains at Zero (0) for both staff and residents. Dining and Activities are occurring maintaining the Covid Core Principles. Also, we have distributed another 20 Covid vaccinations on site to Residents and Staff who consented to get the Vaccination. There are no new updates on visitation and remain in full affect virtually, and in person. Due to the High volume of visitations, we still strongly suggest calling ahead to set up visitation times with your loved ones.

Our biggest news this week…on June 15th, Valerie Manor’s team is pleased to be welcoming a new Medical Director Group in our facility… During the transition, Valerie Manor would like to recognize our current Medical Director team, Dr Lomibao and Dr Yoelson, for their service to our community. We wish them well with their future endeavors.

New Medical Director: Laura C. Brenes, MD, CMD

Dr. Laura Brenes studied at the University of Florida for her medical prerequisites and received her Doctor of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine.  Dr. Brenes completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital, where she actively maintains staff and admitting privileges.  Dr. Brenes currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of CLAIM, LLC, along with multiple nursing home medical directorship appointments throughout the state of Connecticut and holds a Certified Medical Directorship designation from the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM).

With over 12 years of Internal Medicine experience and as a “SNF-ist”, solely dedicated to post-acute and long-term care, Dr. Brenes will add instrumental support of our resident care initiatives, staff education, and medical leadership.

New Associate Medical Director: Joseph A. Brenes, MD, CMD, WCC

Dr. Joseph Brenes completed his premedical studies at the University of Dayton and studied chemistry at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.  He received his medical degree at Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in the Dominican Republic and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine.  Dr. Brenes maintains privileges at three local hospitals, serves in various healthcare executive leadership positions, holds a Certified Medical Directorship designation from the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) and is Wound Care Certified (WCC) through The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy.

With over 40 years of experience as an Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Brenes will add instrumental support of resident-centered care, leadership directives and regulatory compliance.

More information to come…

We Hope this upcoming Memorial Day weekend will be filled with friends, family and fellowship… Taking time to Honor and remember those military personnel lost in service to The United States of America.

Thank you all and enjoy your weekend.
Craig Dumont, LNHA

May 27, 2021