APPOINTS BROWN & CHAMBERLIN INTERIM ADMINISTRATORS
The Otis Health
Care Center Board of Trustees has appointed Stephen Brown
and Effie Chamberlin Interim Co-Administrators. The two took
over this shared position on September 1, at the end of former
CEO Albert LaRochelle’s last day at Grace Cottage. Witt Kieffer,
a firm specializing in health care searches, has been hired
to recruit a new CEO.
Stephen Brown has been an employee of
the Otis Health Care Center since 1984 (he left for one year,
in 1987) and returned in 1988. His positions have included
Billing and Comptroller; in 2000, he became Chief Financial
has been at Grace Cottage for 45 years (she “retired” in 2000
and LaRochelle persuaded her to return thirty months later!).
Various positions she has held include Staff Nurse, Charge
Nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Administrator of
Stratton House & Heins Home. Her most recent position, which
she continues to hold, is Director of Compliance/QI/Risk Management.
Albert LaRochelle is now the Administrator of Rosebud Health
& Rehab Center in Forsyth, Montana. In addition to other tributes
and gifts made at the fare-well luncheon held by em-ployees
and board members, Dr. Judy Tietz presented Al with a cowboy
hat and hob-by horse, noting: “You may need these in Montana!”