NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Bill Piper, chief executive officer of New Canaan-based Waveny LifeCare Network, has named Ron Bucci as administrator for the nonprofit healthcare organization’s main campus.
The main campus houses all of Waveny’s healthcare-focused services, programs and residences, including Waveny Care Center, The Village at Waveny, the Adult Day Program, and the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic. In this role, Bucci will oversee and manage campus operations.
“After a competitive search that brought forth numerous qualified candidates, Ron’s proven record of experience, solid background in long-term care and healthcare management, leadership and person-centered approach made him the clear choice for Waveny,” Piper said. “He brings a patient-focused philosophy and strong record of serving top-notch skilled nursing communities throughout Fairfield County to this position, and we are pleased to have him join Waveny as an integral part of our leadership team.”
Joining Waveny with nearly 20 years of long-term healthcare experience and a strong understanding of the ever-changing needs of older adults, Bucci most recently served as executive director for Middlebrook Farms of Trumbull, a 114-apartment assisted living community.
His not-for-profit healthcare experience includes key leadership positions within several five-star communities, including executive director for Southington Care Center, campus administrator for Wesley Village of United Methodist Homes (including the Bishop Wicke Health Center), and administrator of Lourdes Health Care Center.
Within his former roles, Bucci implemented effective quality-based initiatives, including hospital readmission reduction programs and the adoption of the Planetree philosophy that care should be organized around the individual needs of patients.
“I am excited to join Waveny’s diverse and talented team of dynamic leaders,” said Bucci. “Throughout my professional career, I have always maintained a strong commitment to enhancing both patient and staff satisfaction, so I’m very pleased to join a premier healthcare organization like Waveny, which truly puts ‘quality first’ and shares this philosophy as part of its core mission.”
Bucci holds a bachelor’s degree the University of New Haven and a nursing home license from the University of Connecticut. He has an extensive background in dietetics and nutrition.
Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the growing needs of older adults.
Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes Waveny Home Healthcare, the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team, an Adult Day Program available weekdays with transportation to and from New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Wilton, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs. For more information call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.