Maplewood Senior Living announced today that it has named Susann Varano, M.D., Resident Care Specialist. In this new role, she is responsible for coordinating and facilitating quality, cost-effective care while minimizing fragmentation of the healthcare delivery system for Maplewood residents. Additionally, Dr. Varano will provide complex care management to residents and coordination of care between resident, family, PCP, specialists, acute and post-acute providers, and other members of the resident care team.
Double-board certified, Dr. Varano specializes in Internal Medicine and has a sub-specialty in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Varano completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Geriatric Fellowship at Yale University. Dr. Varano created the Elder Horizons program at Yale New Haven Hospital. In addition to pursuing her passion of Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Varano has helped advance medicine serving as Principal Investigator on over 100 Clinical trials. She has obtained certification as Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Varano holds an M.D. from the Chicago Medical School, and a B.S. from Saint Joseph’s College.
"Since we started Maplewood Senior Living, our goal has been to offer insights and services to help optimize each resident’s wellness,” said Gregory D. Smith, President and CEO of Maplewood Senior Living, based in Westport, Connecticut. “We work together with residents and their families to assess their specific care needs and provide an individualized plan that will help meet those needs. This new position brings Dr. Varano’s advanced clinical knowledge and skill to our care teams and will enhance the excellent care we already deliver.”
"I am thrilled to be joining Maplewood Senior Living as its Resident Care Specialist," said Dr. Varano. "One of the main lessons I have taken away from my years of medical experience is that innovative approaches to care can be profoundly rewarding for patients. Maplewood has long been a leader in senior care innovation and I look forward to joining such a strong, dedicated and caring staff to help create the most effective care models in the industry.”