announced that William G. D’Amico, of Springfield, is the new administrator for , the county’s skilled nursing facility in Middletown.
D’Amico is a licensed nursing home administrator with 17 years of experience in the long-term care field. He is a lifelong Delaware County resident who lives with his wife, Danielle, and five children in Springfield, where he grew up.
Fair Acres has been operated under a contract with Premier Healthcare Resources since March 2011 when Administrator Joseph Dougherty became the Director of Human Services. County employee Amy Nardi serves as assistant administrator.
"We are pleased to welcome Bill D’Amico to Fair Acres and Delaware County government,” said Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle. “He combines experience and leadership with compassion for people who need skilled nursing care. We are confident he will continue the excellent level of care that we are pleased to offer at Fair Acres.”
County Council Vice Chairman Mario J. Civera Jr., council’s liaison to Fair Acres, introduced D’Amico to the staff at Fair Acres at a luncheon and tour recently.
“We value the work that Premier did for Fair Acres over the past year and we are confident that the Fair Acres team will have a smooth transition with Bill as administrator,” Civera said.
D’Amico is a 1988 graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School and a 1992 graduate of Widener University. He entered the skilled care field first as a dietician, managing the specialized food program at Bryn Mawr Terrace, a 175-bed facility in Montgomery County.
He then worked his way up, serving as director of facilities and then an assistant administrator at Bryn Mawr Terrace.
He most recently served as the administrator for a nursing home operated by Catholic Health East located in Hockessin, Del.
“I am excited to be working at Fair Acres, in Delaware County, where I grew up,” D’Amico said. “My children volunteered for activities at Fair Acres and I know several people who are residents, including my best friend’s parents.”
“I am excited about the challenge of working at a facility the size of Fair Acres,” he said. “I look forward to bringing my experience to Fair Acres and also to learn from the talented people who work there.”
“My goal will be to provide people with the best quality of life they can have, ensuring that we respect the dignity of and have compassion for each individual,” D’Amico said.
Fair Acres provides care to more than 900 residents at the 210-acre facility in Middletown.
A county home was first established in Media in 1807, and moved to its present location on the 210-acre Pennell Farm in 1857. For over 200 years, its mission has been to enhance the quality of life for residents by providing compassionate and professional care in a nurturing and home-like environment.
This press release was provided by Delaware County Office of Public Relations.