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Oak Knoll Healthcare Center

Oak Knoll Healthcare Center welcomes Alan R. Bates as our new Administrator.

Alan R. Bates, NHA, was named recently as Administrator at Oak Knoll Health Care Center, a Whittier Health Network facility.

He will work with a staff of approximately 150 employees who care for residents needing short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care.

Most recently Alan worked in the Worcester area and brings 5 years of experience to Oak Knoll.

I am excited about the opportunity to lead Oak Knoll Health Care Center and continue, with our highly trained and dedicated staff, to ensure that each of our residents receive dignified, compassionate, and quality care,” said Bates.

Bates earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nichols College in Dudley MA.

He continued his graduate studies in Long Term Care - Nursing Home Administration at the University of New Haven.  He currently holds licenses in Connecticut and Massachusetts. 

He has extensive business management experience in financial development, corporate leadership and customer service. 

Bates’ past and current community and professional involvement include Corporator, Day Kimball Hospital.

He also has had membership with the Putnam and East Hartford Rotary clubs, American College of Health Care Administrators as Secretary of the CT chapter, Advisory board member at Day Kimball Hospital and the University of Connecticut School of Business, and the Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce.

Bates and his wife Janet live in Putnam, Connecticut and have two adult children. 

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