The Highlands at Brighton Names New Administrator and Medical Director

March 19, 2001

The Highlands at Brighton has named Mark R. Peartree as administrator and James B. Wood, M.D., F.A.C. P., as medical director for the 145-bed comprehensive residential health care center.

Peartree has 19 years experience in long-term care and housing for seniors, including 17 years at St. Ann's of Greater Rochester where he served as vice president for operations/administrator of record. Most recently, he served as consulting administrator at The DeMay Living Center in Wayne County and as a senior housing consultant to National Church Residences of Columbus, Ohio.

Peartree earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master's of Public Administration from the State University of New York at Brockport.

Wood, a board-certified internist and geriatrician, has over 20 years experience caring for the elderly, in both residential health facilities and private practice. He also serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester and medical director of St. Joseph's Convent Infirmary and The Friendly Home.

Previously, Wood served as unit head in Geriatrics for Rochester General and The Genesee hospitals, and medical director at St. Ann's of Greater Rochester.

Wood earned his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from LeMoyne College in Syracuse and graduated cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Rochester.

The Highlands at Brighton, part of Strong Health, offers a full range of services for those faced with long-term care needs. The Highlands at Brighton is unique in that it has both a ventilator unit and a neurobehavioral unit, which are not typically found in skilled nursing facilities.

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