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LLS Long Island Chapter Corporate Chair of the Light the Night Eisenhower Park Walk 2013
The Long Island Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has named Bob Baranello, C.E.O. of Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, the 2013 Corporate Chair of their annual Light the Night Walk, an annual fundraising event to raise money for blood cancer research.
Last year, Baranello participated in his first Light the Night Walk at Eisenhower Park. Cold Spring Hills was a $2,500 sponsor of Man/Woman of the Year Event as well as a $2,500 sponsor for the Light the Night Walk.
In June 2011, Baranello joined National Health Care Associates by becoming the Chief Executive Officer of their flagship home, Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, located in Woodbury, New York.
As Chief Executive Officer, Baranello is responsible for a 606 bed skilled nursing facility, Adult Day Care and Home Health Care program with a combined operating budget of $85 million and over 1000 employees. He is responsible for the executive management team, the strategic direction of the home, clinical and financial performance and organizational development. Cold Spring Hills is an affiliate of the North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Health System, the third largest of its kind in the United States. These clinical affiliations allow them the distinction of being a state of the art post-acute care organization.
Baranello grew up in Manhasset, NY and then moved to Rocky Point after he married and worked at Central Suffolk Hospital at Assistant Administrator. Baranello and his family relocated from New York to Boston in 1993 and he joined Landmark as Vice President of Operations and eventually became Chief Operating Officer in 1998. He and his wife, Patti, are ready to return to their home in New York to meet new and exciting challenges, as well as spend more time with parents, siblings, extended family and friends.
?Cold Spring Hills raised over $6,000 for society last year, and we had an overwhelming number of employees join us at the walk last Fall. Our staff was enthusiastic about fighting for this important cause. The walk truly brought us together as one team? Baranello said. ?I think this year is going to be even more successful, and we have already started working with LLS to plan upcoming events within our organization. It?s a great feeling to know that Cold Spring Hills is funding research to save lives and help patients and families affected by cancer.?
Baranello is honored to be appointed Long Island?s Light the Night Corporate Chair for 2013 and is looking forward to another year of successful fundraising efforts within and outside of his organization.