Pioneer Place, the care facility in Vale, has a new CEO, Mark Mahoney. (Enterprise file photo)
VALE – Mark Mahoney realized he wanted to make a difference in the long-term care profession more than 20 years ago, when he worked as an emergency medical technician transferring elderly patients from hospitals to nursing homes.
What he saw, he said, changed his outlook.
“The facilities were in pretty bad shape. I was thinking, how is this possible? And that kind of set the bug,” said Mahoney.
Mahoney would go on to become a corporate and LifeFlight helicopter pilot but said he always kept coming back to the sense he could do more in the long-term care field.
Mahoney stepped into the Pioneer Place facility administrator slot Oct. 1, replacing Chris Monroe, who retired.
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