“My name is James V. Donofrio and I am the Administrator of Record for The Avon Nursing Home located in Avon, NY. I firstly wanted to take a moment to thank Keith Chambery and the entire NY Chapters Executive Committee. I am truly thankful for this recognition and will keep this special award with me for a very long time. I also wanted to take a moment to congratulate Jay and Mark on their achievement awards.
So, a little background of my career. In high school I was in need of volunteer hours for high school graduation. I received the opportunity to fulfill my hours at a local nursing home. I completed my hours at The Highlands Living Center in Pittsford, NY.
After graduation and completing my hours, I was offered a part time position as a frontline staff member within the same department, in which I volunteered in. It was a wonderful opportunity for me, as I was able to work in the field I quickly grew to love in the very short time and knew this was the career for me.
I worked at The Highlands throughout all my four years of my undergraduate years and shortly after graduating with my Bachelors in Healthcare Administration I took a position as an Assistant Administrator at The Hurlbut Nursing Home in Brighton, NY. Shortly after the new position, I enrolled in a Master’s Program for Healthcare Administration. I completed this program during my time as Assistant Administrator.
Two years later, I completed my program, sat for my Nursing Home Administrator test, passed and was offered a Nursing Home Administrator position for both Avon Nursing Home and Wedgewood Nursing Home, with the same Corporation, Hurlbut Care Communities.
In my one year as a Nursing Home Administrator, I have had the pleasure of going through two New York State Surveys and one federal look behind survey. I have learned a great deal within the last year and I look forward to all the endeavors to come.
The College has been a wonderful resource thus far in my career and I look forward to a bonding relationship for the future to come.”
– James Donofrio, MSHA, LNHA