Movers & Shakers: Presbyterian Communities Hires New Chief Medical Director

Presbyterian Communities Announces New Chief Medical Director

Dallas-based Presbyterian Communities and Services has announced Dr. Alexander Peralta Jr. will be the new chief medical director of Faith Presbyterian Hospice and the new T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center.

Formerly, Dr. Peralta was a pharmacist, internal medicine specialist with 35 years of experience in hospice care and palliative medicine. In addition, he is also an international speaker, author, researcher and medical leader in hospice and palliative medicine. 


In his new role, Dr. Peralta plans to focus on integrative medicine. He hopes to weave clinical and academic components together to positively impact the care of patients, according to a press release. 

Ingleside at Rock Creek Names New Director of Health Services 

Senior living community Ingleside at Rock Creek in Washington, D.C., has named Dr. Rosalind Wright as the new director of health services.


Dr. Wright has over 30 years of experience of progressive leadership, clinical, health policy and management leadership, according to a press release. Her expertise is in various health care delivery systems, including acute care, long-term care, assisted living, hospice, dementia care and academia. 

In her new role, Dr. Wright will oversee the 60-bed health center at Ingleside that provides short-term rehabilitation, long-term nursing and memory care. 

Dr. Wright is active in the health care community with organizations such as the D.C. Health Care Association, American College of Health Care Administrators, American Nurses Association, American Diabetic Association and the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing. 

Senior Living Developer Welcomes New Executive Director

New England-based Northbridge Companies has named Bob Eisenstein to be the executive director of Laurelwood Senior Living in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Eisenstein brings more than 25 years of experience in the senior living industry. He will be joining Kristen Tucker of Stafford Hill Assisted Living to provide the full continuum of care throughout the Plymouth area.

Intergrace Copper Ridge Hires New Executive Director

Rusty Mitchell has been named executive director of senior living community Copper Ridge, located in Sykesville, Maryland. Mitchell has more than 20 years of experience and will oversee the daily operations at the community. In addition, he will design, develop and implement strategic plans for the organization. 

Previously, Mitchell was the executive director of Willow Tree Healthcare Center in West Virginia from 2009 through 2017. He was also the executive director of Wilora Lake HealthCare from 2001 through 2009 in North Carolina.  

Written by Alana Stramowski

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