February 19, 2019
William Graves Named President and CEO of South Cove Manor

William Graves
February 8, 2018 — South Cove Manor, a Quincy nonprofit skilled nursing care and rehabilitation community focused on serving Asian elders and their families, this week announced it has named William Graves as president and chief executive officer.

He will take over March 1 from Kathryn Plazak who has served as interim president and CEO for the past year. She filled in after Wendy Lee stepped down as executive director of South Cove Manor, after having taken on the post in October 2015.

Richard Lui, board chair of South Cove Manor, said, “Bill is a good fit for our mission-driven approach and our community and we are excited to have him coming on board to lead our organization. His strategic approach coupled with his financial acumen and strong leadership experience make him an excellent choice for South Cove.”

Graves is an experienced nursing home administrator and a nationally recognized leader in resident-centered care. Since 1999 he has served as the administrator and president of St. Camillus Health Center in Whitinsville, a 123-bed skilled nursing facility.

While at St. Camillus, Graves oversaw accreditation by the Joint Commission and development of a designated memory care neighborhood within the facility and an off-site Adult Day Health Program.

Graves earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and management from American International College. He serves as chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators, and as an elected member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Senior Care Association

Founded in 1985 in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood, South Cove Manor moved to its Quincy Point site in 2014. Staff is multi-lingual and services include 24-hour long and short-stay skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, Asian cuisine, and a resource center for families and neighbors.

For the year ending Dec. 31, 2015, South Cove Manor at Quincy Point reported $15.3 million in revenue, of which $194,000 came from contributions and grants, and $15.0 million in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.

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