Salter HealthCare, one of Massachusetts’s oldest and leading rehabilitation and skilled nursing providers, today announced they are now the only skilled nursing facility in the area to have a full-time Nurse Practitioner on-staff. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and Reading resident, Anne Marie Bourque, is now bringing her 40 years of medical expertise to Salter HealthCare patients and families. In her new role, she educates Salter patients, nurses and other staff as well as coordinates patient care with physicians and healthcare systems to help reduce hospital readmissions at all three Salter HealthCare communities.
“We want to keep our patients out of hospitals as much as possible so that they have the highest possible quality of life and education is key to accomplishing that,” said Bob Driscoll, Chief Operating Officer for Salter HealthCare.
“We are excited to be making a major step towards providing not just functional care, but also giving our patients and families the tools they need to stay healthy at home.”
Bourque joins Salter from OptumCare/Inspiris where she was a Clinical Nurse Manager overseeing care in home community and skilled nursing facilities. Her career includes having served as a Clinical Supervisor for Charter Extended Care and a Nursing Supervisor for Mass General Hospital. She received her Master’s in Nursing from UMass Lowell and a B.S. in Nursing from Salem State College.
“Salter is a wonderful place with great people who honestly care and they truly go the extra mile,” said Bourque. “I love taking care of patients and being able to be hands-on and this role has made that possible.”
About Salter HealthCare
Founded in 1956, Salter HealthCare is a family owned and operated healthcare provider with a reputation for excellence in the health care community. With three rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers in Winchester and Woburn, Salter offers specialized rehabilitation programs, short-term care, subacute care, long-term care, skilled nursing and hospice care, as well as respite services. To learn more about Salter HealthCare, call (781) 729-2200 or visit www.salterhealthcare.com.