APD Administrator Ron Andrews Retires
December 9, 2011—Administrator of Lifecare, Rolande D. Andrews, recently celebrated her retirement from Alice Peck Day Health Systems with her colleagues, residents of Harvest Hill and The Woodlands at Harvest Hill, and members of the community.
Rolande Andrews, known by her friends as Ron, has called Alice Peck Day Health Systems home for the past 15 years, and while her retirement may be dashed with sadness by colleagues and residents, she is excited about the adventures that lie ahead.
“We are saddened to be losing an extraordinary colleague and leader, a woman who envisioned a retirement community which has attracted residents from all over the country and provided them with a wonderful environment for their later years,” states Harry G. Dorman, III, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer. “That environment is the result of the very high expectations Ron has for her staff and the services they deliver. And it comes from her own work ethic and the principle that the needs of the residents must come first.”
Andrews has been, at times, a nun, a baker, a chef, a caterer, an innkeeper, a sailor, a student, a jewelry designer and a hospital administrator. She joined APD to direct the Dietary function at Harvest Hill in 1996. She then led Harvest Hill through three expansion projects while maintaining extremely high levels of service throughout. Harvest Hill is now a successful community of over 130 living units providing independent, assisted living and nursing care to 150 residents. Andrews also played a crucial role in the building and planning and the homey atmosphere at The Woodlands, a senior community that opened in 2010.
Looking back on her career with APD, Andrews says it is the people she has worked with and the residents she will miss the most.