New Chief Nurse Executive Joins the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

Boston, MA – After an extensive national search the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network(SRN) announced that Adrienne Sarnecki, RN, MSN, CRRN has joined the organization as the Chief Nurse Executive (CNE). Adrienne spent most of her career at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), where she served in a number of roles including the Director of Nursing. She also worked in several different programs and locations across RIC’s continuum and she earned numerous recognitions for her work leading interdisciplinary teams to address patient safety, electronic medical record conversion and redesignation of Magnet status for nursing excellence. Immediately prior to coming to Spaulding, Adrienne served as Assistant Vice President of Nursing, Medical Surgical Services and Oncology Program at Palos Community Hospital in Illinois.

“Adrienne’s experience across a wide continuum of care will be a significant resource to our nursing staff and the communities we serve,” said David Storto, President Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. “We look forward to leveraging her track record of creating impactful quality and safety programs as well as designing recognized centers of nursing excellence as she takes on this critical role for Spaulding.”

“With oversight of nursing programs throughout Spaulding’s four inpatient hospitals and three skilled nursing facilities, Adrienne will lead over 700 professional nursing staff stretching from Cape Ann to Cape Cod,” added Maureen Banks, RN, MS, MBA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer of the Spaulding Network. As one of the largest rehabilitation providers in the country, Spaulding has been a recognized leader in rehabilitative medicine as well as a center of research and education as a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the only rehabilitation hospital in New England ranked by US News and World Report each year since 1995, with a #6 ranking this year.

Adrienne will be leading a number of quality and patient safety initiatives to further enhance Spaulding’s strong clinical results in those areas. She will also be looking at opportunities to expand opportunities for Spaulding nurses in research and education.   Banks closed by saying, “We are confident Adrienne will provide the talent  to further establish a nursing division that is recognized by our peers  nationally as a leader in rehabilitative and all post acute nursing practice.”


About Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

A member of Partners HealthCare, The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network includes Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, its main campus the new 132-bed facility in Charlestown, which is a national model for environmental and inclusive design as well as Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, two long term care facilities Spaulding Hospital Cambridge and Spaulding Hospital North Shore in Salem and two skilled nursing facilities, as well as twenty three outpatient sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Spaulding strives to continually update and improve its programs to offer patients the latest, high-quality care through its leading, expert providers. Spaulding has been awarded a Model Systems designation in three specialty areas- Brain Injury, Burn Injury Rehabilitation, and  Spinal Cord Injury - by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Spaulding is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School as well as the official rehabilitation hospital of the New England Patriots. Spaulding is the only rehabilitation hospital in New England continually ranked since 1995 by U.S. News and World Report in its Best Hospitals survey with a #6 ranking in 2013-2014. For more information, please visit    


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