New Administrator Appointed for The Commons Retirement Home in Auburn | Local News | Auburn, NY |

The largest nursing home operating in Cayuga County has a new chef.

Syracuse-based Loretto announced Monday the hiring of Bryan Petko as the new administrator of The Commons at St. Anthony in Auburn. Petko comes to the 300-bed facility after serving as senior executive director of Golden Living Center Oil City in western Pennsylvania.

In this role, which Petko held for 14 years, he “maintained the quality of care and services, oversaw all regulatory requirements and successfully managed the facility’s financial goals,” Loretto said in a press release. .

Loretto operates The Commons, which is owned by a nonprofit that formed when the former Cayuga County nursing home merged with the former Mercy Health and Rehabilitation Center in 2014. Residents of the he county-run facility on County House Road moved into newly renovated space at The Mercy Campus, and the new entity was renamed The Commons.

“I am very happy to be back in New York and joining the Loretto family in Auburn,” Petko said in the press release. “Along with the team of talented and dedicated professionals, I look forward to ensuring that our residents continue to enjoy the high quality care and dedicated service we provide at The Commons. I appreciate the family atmosphere and the kind people I met in Auburn and the Commons. I can already say that Commons is a special place for our residents and employees to work. »

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Bryan Petko

Prior to his time in Pennsylvania, Petko worked in western New York. From 2004 to 2006, he was an administrator-in-training and then director at the Brothers of Mercy Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Clarence. Prior to that, Petko served as assistant administrator for Waters of Aurora Park in East Aurora.

Petko earned a master’s degree in health services administration from D’Youville College and a bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University at Buffalo.

The hiring of Petko is the second recent addition to senior management at The Commons. Earlier this month, Lorretto announced the hiring of Lori Sakalas as chief operating officer. Sakalas also oversees Loretto Health and Rehabilitation and the Nottingham Residential Healthcare Facility in central New York.

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