Elk Regional Health Center officials have announced that Annette Caltagarone, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., has been selected as the clinical manager for the Health Center’s medical/surgical patient unit and its Intensive Care Unit. Ms. Caltagarone is an accomplished administrator with 27 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and nurse manager.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Annette to Elk Regional,” said Matthew Romania, R.N., the Director of Nursing at Elk Regional Health Center. “Annette’s experience, both as a Registered Nurse in a variety of care settings and as a nurse manager, will be important as Elk Regional moves forward.”
“I chose Elk Regional because I wanted to make a difference,” Ms. Caltagarone said. “I’m excited to be here and pleased to be able to work with such a great staff.”
As the clinical manager of Elk Regional’s 48-bed medical/surgical patient unit and its nine-bed Intensive Care Unit, Ms. Caltagarone will oversee approximately 75 nurses on three shifts. Nurses on the medical/surgical unit care for acute medical and post-operative patients with a wide range of diagnoses and care needs. In the Intensive Care Unit, nurses provide specialized care for Elk Regional’s most critical patients.
In 2008, Ms. Caltagarone graduated with honors and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing Science and certification in nurse management from the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa. In 2011, she graduated with high honors and earned a Master of Business Administration from Walden University in Baltimore, Md.
Before coming to Elk Regional, Ms. Caltagarone was a nursing supervisor and clinical manager at the 209-bed DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois, Pa. As a Registered Nurse, she has worked at Titusville Area Hospital in Titusville, Pa., at Chesapeake General Hospital in Chesapeake, Va., and at DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois, Pa. Her varied experience includes providing patient care on medical/surgical patient units, in oncology, in a neo-natal Intensive Care Unit, in an Emergency Department, and in Critical Care Units at two different hospitals.
Ms. Caltagarone lives in Reynoldsville and has two grown sons, Mario and Sergio.