About Seton Manor
Seton Manor is named in honor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native-born American to be proclaimed a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. She and her sister-in-law Rebecca Seton became known as the Protestant sisters of Charity in the late 1700’s. Born in 1774, Elizabeth Ann Seton is remembered for her unwavering faith and teaching of other women to follow God. Particularly of note is her belief of tolerance toward others, a spirit of inclusion of all peoples, service to the poor and infirmed, and the role of women to become educated, self-confident leaders in the world and in the church.
Elizabeth Ann Seton lived nearly every role possible for a woman. She was a daughter, debutante, wife, mother, widow, convert, and a grieving parent Born and married into the aristocratic social levels in New York City, she devoted her later life to caring for the orphaned, the sick and homeless. Most significant among her credits is that she founded the American Sisters of Charity in Emmitsburg, Maryland in 1809. Who are dedicated to the care of women and children, especially the poor and those afflicted. Wherever there is a need, Elizabeth Seton’s Daughters may be found. It is fitting that Seton Manor, in Orwigsburg, PA be named for this remarkable woman.
Elizabeth Ann Seton was canonized in Rome in 1975. More than one hundred churches in the United States alone are named for this Saint. Today, the tradition continues at Seton Manor to treat each resident with compassion and love while enhancing the quality and dignity of their life. Since its opening 10 years ago, nearly 2000 residents have entered through the doors of Seton Manor to receive services. Seton Manor employs nearly 200 local skilled individuals, including fifty nurses and seventy nurse aides, to care for residents.
Directing the daily operations of Seton Manor are Michael Grove, CEO; Kimberly Hashin, M.D., Medical Director; Terry Brennan, R.N., Director of Nursing Services; Brendan Zindel, B.S. Director of Finance; Rev. John Little, Chaplain; Donna Hoshauer, A.D.C., Activity Director; Linda Kreiser, B.S., Admissions Director; Marci Minning, P.T.A., Director of Rehabilitation Services; Leo Gonzalez, Food Service Director; Julie Freeman, A.S., Medical Records Coordinator; Shanna Wertz, B.S., Social Services Director; Clare Trasatt, Director of Environmental Services; Joseph Tokarick, Maintenance Director; Christina Barton, PHR Resource Director; Alicia Smith, Community Liaison.
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