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The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - BUSINESS -

Ol­son named VNS of Con­necti­cut pres­i­dent, CEO

BRIDGE­PORT » Vis­it­ing Nurse Ser­vices (VNS) of Con­necti­cut, one of the state’s largest non-profit providers of skilled home health and hos­pice ser­vices, is pleased to an­nounce that Ann M. Ol­son, RN, BSN, has been se­lected to be its new Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer. Ol­son willth lead the di­verse agency which cares for ap­prox­i­mately 7,800 pa­tients each year in Fairfield, New Haven and Litch­field coun­ties from pa­tient care branches lo­cated in Tor­ring­ton, Ox­ford, Trum­bull and its Bridge­port head­quar­ters. She re­places Wil­liam F. Sul­li­van, Jr., who re­tired af- ter three decades in VNS’s top po­si­tion.

Ms. Ol­son, who brings over 30 years of man­age­ment, strate­gic plan­ning, busi­ness devel­op­ment and lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence, comes to VNS from na­tional health care con­sult­ing firm Qua­lidigm in Wethers­field, where she served as Prin­ci­pal and Vice Pres­i­dent since 2015. Prior to her Qua­lidigm work, Ann was Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of In­terim Health­care of Hart­ford, a for-profit provider of skilled home health care, hos­pice and pri­vate duty ser­vices dur­ing her 23-year ten­ure.

Ol­son has been ac­tive both statewide and na­tion­ally in work­ing to im­prove the qual­ity of health care de­liv­ery. Her strengths in­clude fi­nan­cial, clin­i­cal, hu­man re­sources, op­er­a­tions and busi­ness devel­op­ment. She is knowl­edge­able of trans­for­ma­tional change man­age- ment to en­hance en­gage­ment, ac­count­abil­ity and im­prove­ment of qual­ity out­come met­rics. She has ACHC (Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Com­mis­sion for Health Care) and Six Sigma Green Belt cer­ti­fi­ca­tions an­dis cur­rently work­ing to­ward com­ple­tion of her Master’s in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion next May. She has served on the Qua­lidigm Board of Direc­tors and the Board of Direc­tors of the Con­necti­cut As­so­ci­a­tion for Health­care at Home for two terms and has chaired that group’s Gov­ern­ment Re­la­tions Com­mit­tee.

O&G breaks ground at Grasso Tech­ni­cal High School

TOR RING TON» O&G In­dus­tries be­gan work on the con­struc­tion of the new Ella T. Grasso Tech­ni­cal High School in Gro­ton, Con­necti­cut.

O&G was se­lected as the Con- struc­tion Man­ager for the $98.3 mil­lion dol­lar con­struc­tion project. The project will in­clude con­struc­tion of a new 220,000 square foot fa­cil­ity on the ex­ist­ing site. The new school will be built ad­ja­cent to the cur­rent fa­cil­ity with com­ple­tion of the new build­ing ex­pected in the fall of 2019 for ar­riv­ing stu­dents, fol­lowed by de­mo­li­tion of the ex­ist­ing school where new ath­letic fa­cil­i­ties will be sited on its for­mer foot­print.

Grasso serves stu­dents from 24 towns in South­east­ern Con­necti­cut with an an­nual en­roll­ment of over 500 stu­dents. Pro­grams of­fered at the school in­clude Au­to­mo­tive Tech­nol­ogy, Culi­nary Arts, Elec­tri­cal, Man­u­fac­tur­ing Tech­nol­ogy, Plumb­ing & Heat­ing, HVAC and In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems Tech­nol­ogy. The new fa­cil­ity will al­low the school to serve 800 stu­dents from through­out the re­gion, of­fer­ing eleven pro­grams in tech­nol­ogy and core pro­grams.

CHH Sur­gi­cal As­so­ci­ates wel­comes new sur­geon

TOR­RING­TON » The Char­lotte Hunger­ford Hospi­tal Sur­gi­cal Group has wel­comed Alph Em­manuel, MD, to the prac­tice, join­ing fel­low sur­geons Wil­liam McGee­hin, MD, and Ti­mothy Gostkowski, MD at

their of­fice at 538 Litch­field Street, Suite 201, Tor­ring­ton.

Dr. Em­manuel is a grad­u­ate of St. John’s Med­i­cal Col­lege and Hospi­tal in Ban­ga­lore, In­dia, and com­pleted his Gen­eral Surgery Res­i­dency at UCONN Health Cen­ter in Farm­ing­ton and

the Hospi­tal of Saint Raphael in NewHaven, CT. He was a re­search fel­low at Saint Fran­cis Hospi­tal, Har t f ord, CT, and his writ­ings have been pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Amer­i­can Col­lege

of Sur­geons.

For in­for­ma­tion and ap­point­ments, please call 860 489 7017.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

A ren­der­ing of Grasso Tech, courtesy of O&G In­dus­tries.

Ann Ol­son

Dr. Alph Em­man­ual

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