Chandra Roberts, RN Promoted to Director of Patient Care Services

(Honesdale, December 10, 2021)… Wayne Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that

Chandra Roberts, BSN, RN, MHA, has been chosen to replace Jim Pettinato, BSN, MHSA, CCRN-K, as Director of Patient Care Services, effective immediately.  Chandra, most recently Nurse Manager II – Inpatient, brings two decades of experience and skill to her new position. The Milanville resident and mother of four was thrilled to have been tapped for the position.

“I am grateful to be asked to assume this position,” said Chandra. “It allows me to continue to focus my energies on patient safety, employee development and service excellence, all key to the success of Wayne Memorial Hospital and, just as importantly, to the betterment of the community—my community—in general.  Wayne Memorial has always been like a second home to me.”

A Wayne County native, Chandra first came to work at Wayne Memorial in 1996 as a nurse’s aide, the same year she started at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in the Science of Nursing.  Chandra has been employed fulltime as an RN at WMH since 2006. After working in the Emergency Department, Chandra became the Education Manager and eventually Nurse Manager II.  She received her Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2021.

Chandra is also very active in the community, serving as a 4H leader and on the 4H Advisory Board and the Wayne County Dairy Promotion Committee.

Her most recent accomplishments at Wayne Memorial Hospital include being instrumental in the successful transition of patients to the new G-wing (private patient tower) and in setting up and maintaining the COVID containment unit on 3South.

In congratulating Chandra, Pettinato, who will assume the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer post in January, noted that there were several other very qualified applicants for the position and “making employment decisions is rarely easy, but in the end Chandra was the best suited for her new post.”

“It was a tough decision for Jim,” said outgoing CEO David Hoff. “We are fortunate to have such a strong management team.”