Heritage Park Rehab & Skilled Nursing has promoted from within and named Deborah Bergey as administrator and Jeff Chase as director of nursing. Both individuals have served in various nursing positions within the company and hold more than 45 combined years of service with Heritage Ministries.
Deborah Bergey has been employed with Heritage Ministries for over 30 years, in this time she has held various nursing and supervisory positions. For the past 16 years Mrs. Bergey has held the title of director of nursing for Heritage Park and within the last year she has worked as both assistant administrator and acting administrator.
Mrs. Bergey holds an associate degree in nursing from Jamestown Community College and in May 2012 she completed her bachelor's degree in long term care administration from St. Joseph's College of Maine.
Commenting on her new role as administrator Mrs. Bergey says, "I am excited about taking on this new role as administrator to be able to better meet and serve the needs of the residents and employees of Heritage Park. I look forward to working with my team towards meeting and exceeding the challenges of providing health care in an atmosphere that promotes hope, dignity and purposeful living."
David Smeltzer, executive director for Heritage Ministries commented, "Deb is a great asset to Heritage Park, we are thrilled to have her in this new role as Administrator. Deb brings with her a great deal of knowledge, experience and commitment."
Mrs. Bergey lives in Jamestown with her husband Allen; together they have three children.
Chase has worked in various positions at Heritage Park for the last 16 years. Chase holds his associate degree in nursing from Jamestown Community College. During his time at Heritage Park, Chase has served as a charge nurse, shift supervisor and for the last 14 years he has held the role of unit manager.
Chase was appointed the new director of nursing as Mrs. Bergey, the former director, moved into her new position as administrator.
Chase stated, "I look forward to my new position as director of nursing at Heritage Park. In this new role I will be able to build upon relationships with staff, residents, family members and outside agencies to work towards continuing the high level of quality care the facility is known for."
Mrs. Bergey Administrator of Heritage Park commented, "Jeff has the right attitude and level of commitment, his experience in the nursing field and as a supervisor will prove valuable in his new role as director of nursing."
Chase lives in Conewango Valley with his wife Stacey. He has three sons, Dylan, Dawson and Garrett. Chase currently serves as the vice president of the Pine Valley Central School Board of Education, which he has been a member of the board since 2002. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities, hunting, fishing and working on his brother's dairy farm in South Dayton.