Submitted by Oswego Health
The Manor at Seneca Hill, Oswego Health’s skilled nursing facility, has hired Esther Field as director of nursing.
Field has nearly 20 years of experience in long term care, having held various positions from certified nurse aide, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, nursing supervisor, and staff development coordinator, to her most recent position of wellness coordinator at Camillus Ridge Terrace, an assisted living facility.
“We were fortunate to have several qualified applicants for this key position,” said Oswego Health Vice President and The Manor’s Chief Operating Officer Maureen Annal. ““Esther’s leadership and clinical skills quickly stood out from the other candidates and I knew she was the right choice to lead our nursing team at The Manor.”
In addition to working in the healthcare field, Field has shared her clinical skills with students for many years. Field has taught the certified nursing aide course. She said teaching students this course was something she especially enjoyed as it was the first position she held in her own healthcare career.
As The Manor’s director of nursing, Field will manage the nursing staff, and will oversee the delivery of care to both the residents and those seeking rehabilitation services following a stroke, accident, injury or extended hospital stay.
Field said she genuinely enjoys working in a long term care setting. “I like the feeling of being able to help the residents and I have found you can make a difference in their lives,” she said. “Our seniors have a lot to offer. They are very interesting and I have learned a lot from their life experiences that they are willing to share.”
Since her arrival at The Manor in May, Field said she has found the staff knowledgeable and compassionate. “It is very much a family atmosphere,” she said. “The people here are friendly, helpful and caring.”
In her spare time, Field enjoys camping and spending time with her family, which includes her husband, two daughters, their husbands and two grandchildren.
The Oswego Healthcare System includesOswegoHospital, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a skilled nursing facility and Adult Day Health Services program; Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement living community; an urgent care center inFulton, as well as health services centers inMexico, Parish andPhoenix. For more information, call (315) 349-5500 or visit oswegohealth.org.