Absolut Care of Allegany has announced the appointment of Diane Jastrzab as Director of Nursing as of August 3, 2015. She will spearhead clinical and nursing administration functions of the facility.
Jastrzab was a graduate of Sisters of Charity and attended Canisius College; she has a BA from Saint Leo’s College and MHS from SUNY IT of Utica/Rome. She was recipient of the Barron Award by the New York State American College of Health Care Administrators, 2001 and past President of the Central New York Chapter of National Geriatric Nursing Association. She is the author of The Land, which chronicles the lives and experiences of those who have been touched by the land she and her family own in Allegany. She is author of two novels: Jan and A Field Away. She also authored a children’s book, A Lion, a Bear and a Snowbird.
Her extensive career has taken her across New York State and the west coast of Florida. She has worked in urban and rural settings in both the North and South, but calls the Enchanted Mountains of Allegany home where she lives with her husband John.