Washington Center in Argyle names new administrator

Washington Center administrator Amanda Coppolo

Washington Center, the 122-bed skilled nursing facility on State Route 40 in Argyle, New York, recently named Amanda Coppolo, LNHA, its new administrator, according to a press release from Centers Health Care.

Coppolo, 28, joined Centers Health Care sister facility Glens Falls Center in Glens Falls back in September 2022 as that facility’s associate administrator. She was named administrator at Washington Center in January when longtime administrator Brooke Daley retired after a successful tenure.

Coppolo, who is from Saratoga and whose family has been fully invested in the Capital and Adirondacks regions for decades, is fully committed to both her residents and staff. She has admired Daley’s accomplishments and wants to both build upon it and take it to even higher levels. Coppolo is “team-minded”; she believes that a successful outcome comes from the team chemistry of fully invested talented personnel, not just one person.

“It’s only been two months since being the administrator of Washington Center and if I can be half as good as my predecessor was, I will be successful,” said Coppolo. “I feel though that we all need to lead as a team where all of the departments, the business office, social work, nursing, rehabilitation, recreation, housekeeping and maintenance, work together to make this place even greater than we are. This is fully a team effort.”

Coppolo also wants to bring the facility closer to the people of Argyle and other communities within the county.

Prior to joining Washington Center and Glens Falls Center, Coppolo was the assistant administrator and before that the admissions officer at Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Albany from 2019 to 2022. She also worked for five years with Albany County Health Care Facility as an admissions officer and medical clerk. Coppolo received her bachelor and master’s degrees from Saint Leo University in Florida.

Recently Coppolo made sure that Washington Center would be a key sponsor of the Leap Job Fair that took place Feb. 17 at the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls.

Because she understands that the success of an organization is always in the positive mind and actions of new talent, Coppolo is always looking for both clinical and non-clinical employees from Washington County who can have a positive impact on the residents and fellow staffers.