Medina native named Women of Distinction among nursing home administrators

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 April 2022 at 11:53 am

Sarah Hallifax Bateman previously led North Wing in Medina, now works in Rochester

Sarah Hallifax Bateman

A Medina native has been named a “Women of Distinction” among nursing home administrators and will be honored during a celebration in Chicago on May 12-13.

Sarah Hallifax Bateman graduated from Medina in 2006. She served as director of the North Wing facility at Medina Memorial Hospital from July 2018 to September 2020. She is currently administrator of the Edna Tina Wilson Living Center, which is part of the Long Term Care Division of Rochester Regional Health.

Bates said she is “truly honored and humbled” to be included in the 2022 McKnight’s Women of Distinction program.

She enjoys here career in long-term care.

“The most rewarding part about being a nursing home administrator is the relationships – relationships with residents, families and staff,” she said. “Nursing homes become a family of sorts – and those relationships grow within the walls of the facility, but extend far beyond into every facet of life.”

Bateman has worked 10 years with Rochester Regional holding various roles from social worker to administrator. She worked two years at the North Wing as part of a collaboration with Rochester Regional and Orleans Community Health.

She said she has had many great mentors, including the late Jim Sinner, who was the administrator of the Medina Memorial Hospital for many years.

“I am proud of my Medina roots and owe the start of my career to Orleans Community Health, Mr. James Sinner, and my grandparents Lloyd and Janet Hallifax whom both were longstanding members of the Medina community and worked at Orleans Community Health,” she said.

About the Event

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Home Care are thrilled to once again recognize women making a mark in skilled nursing, senior living and home care, inspiring others and having a powerful effect on the lives of the individuals they serve.

“As the pandemic continues to challenge long-term care providers, we’re so pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to give the exceptional women working in long-term care — often behind the scenes, making a difference in the lives of their colleagues and those they serve — the recognition they deserve,” says McKnight’s Senior Living Editor Lois A. Bowers.