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“I think we are fortunate to have Associates at Pine Run who, not only manifest our Make Their Day! Philosophy, but who demonstrate our core values – passion for excellence, working collaboratively, and compassion – in everything they do.”
We congratulate Michelle Chamberlain, RN, as our new Director of Nursing for Pine Run Health Center. Michelle has worked in the nursing department for 2 years at Pine Run. She started as a PRN nurse and quickly was promoted to an ADON. During her time here she has assumed the role of interim DON and has been a constant force in the nursing department to move the department forward.
Michelle approaches her work in a manner of collaboration and teamwork. She prides herself on being available to residents, families and associates. Prior to her tenure at Pine Run, Michelle has 17 years of nursing experience and 11 years of experience in senior living.
Michelle resides in Hatfield with her husband and three daughters. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her children while they play soccer. Michelle can be reached at email@example.com or 215.340.5230.
Born in Doylestown Hospital, and a Pennsylvania resident most of her life, Kristin lives in Doylestown with her husband and 2 sons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking and baking.
Kristin received her degree in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University and started her nursing career at Abington Memorial Hospital on a medical-surgical floor. After 2 years there, she switched to Abington’s adult ICU. Kristin’s family moved to Maryland for her husband to take a job and she fell into home hospice nursing, which she did—and loved for 5 years. Back in PA, Kristin took a job as a triage nurse for a very busy cardiology practice. After recovering from that experience, she accepted the job as part-time Clinical Educator at Pine Run Health Care—working alongside a high school friend. Pine Run is Kristin’s first experience in the long-term care setting. She’s enjoying the new learning opportunity and loves the warm, friendly environment at Pine Run and how they value and respect their employees; she plans to retire here…and then move in!
Daniel Neagley, HR Generalist, succeeds Heloise Lobo-Gallagher, who is now Pine Run’s dedicated Benefits Specialist at Doylestown Hospital. Dan’s experience in recruitment, benefits, and policies and procedures will complement and enhance our HR Department. Dan’s primary focus will be centered on Associate Relations and Policy and Procedures.
Dan is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a BA in Business Administration & Human Resources, and has a Masters Certification in Human Resources and ShRM-CP from Villanova University. Dan currently resides in Horsham and in his spare time jumps at the opportunity to push his physical limitations in the gym. Dan never passes up the chance to read a good Historical Non Fiction book.
We congratulate Aruni Muhandiram-Aratchi, RN as our new Assistant Director of Nursing. Aruni will join Michelle Chamberlain, RN, ADON in managing the Health Center units as a cohesive team to ensure patients and residents receive the very best care.
Aruni resides in Doylestown, enjoys going to the gym, and loves animals. Born in Sri Lanka until she was 12, she volunteered for many years with an orphanage there before coming to the United States.
We congratulate Kristen Rickabaugh as our new Nurse Manager, Special Care & Companion Services Administrator located in the Health Center.
Kristen has a strong sense of compassion and enthusiasm and is wonderful with people. Always knowing that nursing is where she wanted to be with her great sense of nurturing and compassion this has been a great fit for her. Kristen’s passion grew from her Mother and Grandfather with their inherent desire to help others and that desire just keeps growing!
Upon graduating from nursing school in 2000 Kristen found herself at Doylestown Hospital for six years. Kristen then worked here at Pine Run for ten years as a floor nurse Unit Manager and now in Special Care.
One of Kristen’s favorite things to do and one that she finds relaxing is to be at the beach with family. Sunday mornings is also family time making homemade waffles or pancakes and omelets.
Kristen’s office is in the Health Center and she can be reached at 215.340.5274 or extension 5274 for any questions you may have.