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Vice President, Clinical Programs & Quality Assurance

Rita Pathmanaban was appointed Vice President, Clinical Programs & Quality Assurance for CareMeridian in 2010. With more than 40 years of healthcare experience, she is responsible for strategic direction, management and performance improvement of all clinical programs. She joined CareMeridian in 1993 as Administrator/Director of Nurses.

Prior to CareMeridian, Rita was Assistant Director of Nurses for Western Neuro Care Center (WNCC), a facility for the catastrophically ill or injured. Before joining WNCC, Rita was charge nurse on the medical/surgical unit at Santa Ana Medical Center. Prior to coming to the U.S., Rita was Manager of medical and geriatric rehabilitation units in Hertfordshire, UK.

Rita is former Vice President of the Rehabilitation Nurses Society and currently sits on the Board of Directors, serving in a broad spectrum of roles.  She is also a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and the Case Management Society of America.

Rita graduated from West Herts Group School of Nursing in Hertfordshire, England and received her post graduate certification in Intensive Care Nursing at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, England. She is a board certified registered Rehabilitation Nurse.

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