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Hospital Care Team

The Behavioral Health Care Team at The Hospital for Senior Care

Ava Pannullo, MD, Geriatric Medicine, Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer 

Dr. Pannullo is board-certified in Geriatric and Internal Medicine.  Dr. Pannullo is a member of the American Geriatric Society, American College of Physicians and American Medical Directors’ Association.  Dr. Pannullo’s areas of interest include health and aging; including topics of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.  Dr. Pannullo is the Director of the Outpatient Services for Connecticut Geriatric Specialty Group; Hebrew Senior Care’s physician practice dedicated to the care of seniors.  Dr. Pannullo has practiced at Hebrew Senior Care since 1993.  Dr. Pannullo speaks English, German, and Italian.
Fellowship: University of Connecticut Traveler’s Center on Aging in 1993, Geriatrics
Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical/ Beth Israel Medical Center
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical/ Beth Israel Medical Center
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University, B.S.

Martin Cooper, MD, The Behavioral Health Hospital at Hebrew Senior Care
Dr. Martin Cooper is the Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the Behavioral Health Unit.  In 2003, Dr. Cooper was honored for career achievement by being named a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In 2009, he was named Clinician of the Year by the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry.  Dr. Cooper is the Medical Director of Connecticut Mental Health Specialists.
Fellowship: University of Connecticut, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Residency: University of Connecticut, Psychiatry 
Medical School: University of Connecticut – School of Medicine 
Undergraduate: Yale University, B.S.
Faculty Appointments: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Heidi Haller, APRN

Heidi Haller is the APRN for Connecticut Geriatric Specialty Group and is a key member of the care team.  Ms. Haller is passionate about nursing believing each patient has a different story and it is that uniqueness that needs to be taking into account when planning appropriate care plans; especially for seniors.  Ms. Haller started her career as a staff nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital prior to deciding to focus on geriatrics.  Ms. Haller joined Hebrew Senior Care in 2006 and worked as a staff nurse on The Hospital at Hebrew Senior Care before joining CGSG.

♥ Graduate: MGH Institute of Health Professions, RN and MSN

♥ Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts, B.S.

♥ Certifications: American Nurses Credentialing Center, Adult Nurse Practitioner

♥ Publications: The Consultant 

♥ Other: Mentors Nurse Practitioner students from the University of Connecticut, University of St. Joseph and Yale University.

Kathy F. Walsh, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, CPHQ, NICHE; Hospital Administrator; VP of Nursing

Kathy is a results-oriented nursing leader with a proven record of promoting patient safety and quality. Recognized as a leader who generates results by building strong professional partnerships and delivers solutions within defined scope and time-lines. Strong operational leader with highly valued organizational, communication, time management, problem solving and decision making skills. Strengths include creating a positive professional practice environment, proven cost reduction strategies, and a focus on patient and staff satisfaction.

♥Graduate: The University ofHartford; MBA, Finance and Healthcare

♥Undergraduate::  The University of Connecticut, BS, Nursing 

♥Certifications: Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), ANCC Certification in Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC), Lean Six-Sigma, Green Belt Training-Ohio State University, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR/AED, FEMA Hospital Incident Command Certified,NICE Certification (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders)



Woodmark Pharmacy: Brian P. Pelletier, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

Hebrew Senior Care uses Woodmark Pharmacy for all their pharmaceutical needs including medications, supplies and pharmacy coverage. Dr. Pelletier works for Woodmark Pharmacy and is our primary pharmacist.  
♥ Graduate: University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy 2004
♥ Undergraduate: University of Connecticut, B.S. in Pharmacy Studies.
Licensure: State of Connecticut, 2004
♥ Other: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice with the UCONN School of Pharmacy.  Oversees the training of pharmacy students from UCONN, University of St. Joseph's, and the Western New England Schools of Pharmacy.  
♥ Activities: Connecticut-American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Past-President 2016; LeadingAge Connecticut Leadership Academy Fellow; Connecticut-ASCP, Senior Symposium Committee; Connecticut-ASCP, Continuing Education Co-Coordinator; Member of The American Pharmacists Association and the Connecticut Society of Health Systems Pharmacists.


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