Catherine Reis-El Bara recently joined Christian Health Care Center as administrator of the nonprofit nursing and rehabilitation facility.
She was hired after responding to a state-wide announcement of the administrative opening.
“I was familiar with Christian Health Care Center’s reputation in Whatcom County and already knew members of the management team through shared involvement in industry associations,” Reis-El Bara said in a press release. “I knew right away that CHCC was a healthcare facility I wanted to be involved with and am so appreciative that they selected me for the administrator position.”
Administrators at CHCC work closely with the executive director to oversee the day-to-day operations of the center. Reis-El Bara’s primary duties will include monitoring quality assurance goals, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations as well as supporting residents and their families.
During her 19-year healthcare career, Reis-El Bara has earned a nursing home administrator license and spent 10 years managing two skilled nursing facilities in Bellingham.
Christian Health Care Center provides long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services to 142 seniors and employs more than 220 Whatcom County residents.