2022 Oriol Foundation Scholarship Winners

Holden, MA – The Oriol Foundation is happy to announce the winners of their 2022 Eugene Oriol Memorial Scholarships to two local graduating seniors. The community scholarship winner is Reilly Laitala of Sterling, recent graduate of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School. Reilly will be attending Norwich University to pursue her BS in nursing. The team scholarship winner is Colleen Duddy of Holden, recent graduate of Wachusett Regional High School. Colleen will be attending Endicott College to pursue a nursing degree. Colleen is a team member at Holden Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center.

The Oriol Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes including but not limited to enriching the lives of those who deliver this care; to promote wellness and stimulate innovations in health care so all may live more independently and safely wherever they call home in the Wachusett community. Each year, The Oriol Foundation offers two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors pursuing healthcare education; one to a community member and one to an Oriol team member.

Pictured Left to Right

Susan Sullivan, Oriol Foundation Board Member; David Oriol, Oriol Foundation Officer; Colleen Duddy, Team Scholarship Winner; Reilly Laitala, Community Scholarship Winner; Nancy Nichols, Oriol Foundation Board Member; Nathan Oriol, Oriol Foundation President

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Oriol Promotions

Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, part of Oriol Health Care and the Oriol 360 Care Management Team, announces the promotion of Harry Quick, NHA to Administrator. Quick, of Worcester, began working for Oriol Health Care as a Resident Life Assistant at Holden Rehabilitation in 2016 and promoted to Resident Life Director in 2017. Quick’s continued enthusiasm and leadership skills led him to study as an AIT (Administrator-in-training) under the guidance of Tara D’Andrea, Holden’s then Administrator. Quick took on the role of Assistant Administrator in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and after rigorous testing and exams, he is now a licensed Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) and has moved into the position of Administrator of Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facility. Quick holds a bachelor’s degree from Johnson & Wales University where he graduated Cum Laude from the Counseling Psychology program in 2015. His interests include spending time with his wife and children, basketball, music, and movies.

Tara D’AndreaTara D’Andrea, MBA, NHA of Paxton, has moved into a new position  with Oriol Health Care as Director of Operations. In her new role, D’Andrea will be orchestrating the Oriol 360 concept while overseeing Holden Rehabilitation, Oriol Therapy Services and Oriol Home Health/Oriol At Home with the goal to strengthen and streamline Oriol’s coordination of integrated post-acute health care. D’Andrea will now be directing Oriol teams providing care within our nursing centers, in your homes, and in our outpatient therapy gym.

D’Andrea has been in the healthcare industry for over 25 years and has spent the last 17 years as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, with the past 7 years being at Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center. D’Andrea graduated from Worcester State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology minoring in Communication Disorders and received her MBA with a dual concentration in Management and Healthcare Management from Fitchburg State University in 2020.

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Oriol 360 Care Collaborative

Holden, MA – Oriol Health Care is expanding their continuum of care concept, known as “ORIOL 360”, to include a partnership with Integral Health Partners (IHP) of Worcester. Allison Hargreaves, MD, the Medical Director of Oriol’s Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, and Oriol Home Health has recently joined the IHP group of veteran nurse practitioners after working closely with them throughout the pandemic at Holden Rehab. As a component of the Oriol 360 Care Team, Dr. Hargreaves and the IHP nurse practitioners will assist not only with inpatient care of patients and residents at Holden and Oakdale but will also be able to follow patients of Oriol Home Health out in the local community. This partnership has increased the satisfaction and recovery of patients as well as reduced the number of readmissions to hospitals.

ORIOL 360 is a unique care management program developed by the Oriol family and clinical team to encompass many aspects of health care; from community education, to rehabilitation, to inpatient therapies, to home health care and back to outpatient therapies, all-the-while having the same care team members. This full circle of care within the Oriol and IHP partnership is conducive to better healing and recovery success.

Oriol Health Care has been owned and operated by the Oriol family since 1964.

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Introducing Sheila Pawlak, LPN

Please join us in congratulating Sheila Pawlak, LPN for moving into our newly created position of Case Manager at Holden Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. Sheila has been a dedicated nurse for Oriol for over 20 years and is a perfect fit for this integral position.

Osipov is Person of the Year

HOLDEN — The Holden Woman’s Club, a community service organization, recently named Debby Osipov as the recipient of its 2020 Person of the Year award.

Osipov is a lifelong resident of Holden, and is currently employed as the director of marketing and community relations at Oriol Health Care. She received her bachelor’s degree from Nichols College, and is working toward her MBA at Fitchburg State University.

“A motivated, selfless achiever, Debby is a fine example of how one person can have a beneficial impact on a whole community,” the HWC said in announcing Osipov’s selection.

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No COVID-19 Cases at Oriol Health Care Facilities in Holden, West Boylston

There are 46 COVID-19 cases in Holden, a relatively low number given that Holden Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center is located there. Neither Holden Rehab nor Oakdale Rehabilitation in West Boylston, both owned and operated by Oriol Health Care, have any known or suspected COVID-19 cases. The town of West Boylston is reporting 26 cases.

“We are performing ongoing testing and have enlisted the National Guard to test all remaining residents and staff as an extra measure of precaution,” said Tara D’Andrea, administrator of Holden Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

Holden Rehabilitation, which D’Andrea said is the largest family-owned private employer in Holden, has 123 beds; Oakdale has 92. When the coronavirus pandemic hit the region in early March, D’Andrea said, proactive emergency preparedness and early implementation of strict processes at both facilities were put into place. Holden Rehab and Oakdale immediately halted all planned community programming and began restricting visitation.

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Good Deeds: Oriol Foundation of Holden Comes to Aid with Mask Force

HOLDEN — Debbie Osipov has been with the Oriol organization for two decades, currently serving as the director of marketing and community relations for Oriol Health Care and the program director for the Oriol Foundation.

And now it is her sewing skills that are being called upon to help save lives.

Ospiov, with the help of a half-dozen sewers and about a dozen people who have donated fabric, has launched what is being called the Mask Force, to assemble homemade masks in the wake of the shortage of N95 masks.

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Breakfast & Shopping with Santa

HOLDEN – Holden Rehab will be hosting their 5th annual Breakfast with Santa on December 7th. This year there will be a new Christmas Corner Marketplace with local crafters selling affordable, unique items in the therapy gym from 9am – 1pm. Free gift wrapping will be offered. Santa will be available in the library for photos from 9am to noon while a buffet breakfast is served in the community room. Printed photos will be available while supplies last. All ages are welcome and you are encouraged to bring your camera. Breakfast and photos are complimentary. RSVP to Harry Quick at 508-829-1119.

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Mara Louinord Named Nursing Director at Holden Rehabilitation

HOLDEN — Oriol Health Care of Holden has hired Mara P. Louinord of Milford as director of nursing services at Holden Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

Louinord, a registered nurse, is a graduate of Quincy College and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in nursing at UMass-Lowell.

She is a fourth generation nurse, and in her 18 years of experience she has been a staff nurse, nurse supervisor, staff developer, director of case management as well as director of nursing. Louinord will oversee the nursing staff for 123 patients in long term care, short term rehab and the Wachusett Respiratory Care Unit.

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Diabetes Education, Support Group Starts Sept. 5

From The Landmark

HOLDEN — The fall series of Oriol Health Care’s Diabetes Education and Support Group begins Sept. 5.

Dietitian Abbi Wood will discuss fall seasonal produce choices, along with a cooking demonstration.

The Oct. 3 topic will be health maintenance and management when living with diabetes.

Nov. 7, the topic will be medications to manage your diabetes.

Each meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and include handouts and a light dinner. Meetings are held in the Community Room at Holden Rehab, 32 Mayo Drive. Dinner is at 6 p.m., and the evening’s presentation starts immediately afterward.

All programs are sponsored by The Oriol Foundation and are free to the public of all ages. RSVP to Debby at 508-829-1213 or DOsipov@oriolhealthcare.com.