Kissito Healthcare adds two Skilled Nursing Facility professionals to leadership team

Roanoke, VA – Kissito Healthcare is excited to announce the addition of two new members to their leadership team that bring a wealth of skilled nursing care and experience to the Kissito team. Mary Ferrell has joined Kissito as the Vice President of Operations, and Stephanie Clay has joined as the Corporate Director of Clinical Services.

Ferrell previously served as the Stonerise Vice President of Operations and is a veteran leader of the West Virginia healthcare profession with more than 30 years in the post-acute and transitional care spaces.
Day-to-day, she had oversight of Stonerise’s skilled nursing and transitional care facilities in the Ohio Valley and Southern West Virginia region, is a licensed skilled nursing home administrator, and graduate of Concord University.

Ferrell has been a member with the West Virginia Healthcare Association (WVHCA) since 2003, serving in multiple Board of Directors positions, including President and Past President. She is currently a member of WVHCA’s Quality Improvement Committee. From 2005 to 2014, she served as the President of WVHCA’s Foundation, which seeks to award tuition reimbursement to long-term care employees across the state. Her other volunteer work includes the American Cancer Society – Fayette County Chapter and Warm Hands, Warm Hearts.

Clay has worked in long-term care (LTC) for the past 10 years; serving as an Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON), Director of Nursing (DON), and Regional Director of Clinical Services for Stonerise West Virginia. Prior to her time in LTC she worked in trauma and acute care.

Her center received many awards for achieving and maintaining the highest in employee and resident satisfaction in her company. They have been recognized as a Top Nursing Home by CMS multiple times, received a National Quality Award from the National Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living in 2017 and a National Quality Silver Award in 2018. During the COVID pandemic, her center was one of the last remaining without a resident COVID outbreak. They remained free from outbreak from the beginning of the pandemic, continuing through her tenure as DON in the fall of 2021.

Clay loves to learn and has certification as an Infection Prevention Control Officer (IPCO), Certified Director of Nursing Services (DNS-CT), Quality Certified Professional (QCP), Resident Assessment Coordinator (RAC-CT) and holds a license as a Nursing Home Administrator in the State of West Virginia. She serves as a Board Member on the AAPACN Education Foundation that helps to provide scholarships for Nurses that are interested in post-acute care, otherwise known as long-term care.

“Mary and Stephanie bring an amazing amount of faith, experience, compassion and leadership to Kissito,” said Robert McClintic, Chief Executive Officer for Kissito Healthcare. “Our employees, residents, their families, and our communities will benefit greatly from these additions to our leadership team.”

About Kissito Healthcare:
Kissito Healthcare (KHC), a Christian-based organization, operates eight skilled nursing, rehabilitation, long-term care, and assisted living centers in Virginia and North Carolina. KHC centers have been recognized by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living for quality care. Our core values are “Integrity, Passion, Excellence, and Respect (IPER).”