Dr. Paul J. Scalise, M.D., F.C.C.P.

Paul J. Scalise, M.D., F.C.C.P.
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Chief-Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Director-HSC Hartford Satellite

Specialty Certifications:
  • Board-Certified, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Board-Certified, Critical Care Medicine
Education:
  • B.S., Fairfield University
  • M.D., Georgetown University
Postgraduate Training:
  • Internship, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • Residency, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center
Academic Appointments:
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Dr. Thomas J. Soltis, M.D., M.P.H.

Thomas J. Soltis, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief of Geriatrics

Specialty Certifications:
  • Board-Certified, Medical Examiners
  • Board-Certified, Internal Medicine
  • Board-Qualified, Geriatric Medicine
Education:
  • B.S., Microbiology, University of Kentucky
  • M.D., West Virginia University Medical School
  • M.P.H. in Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Postgraduate Training:
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, West Virginia University Hospital
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Hennepin County (W.V.) Medical Center
  • Chief Residency, Internal Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Geriatric Fellowship, Hennepin County Medical Center
Academic Appointments:
  • Assistant Professor, Geriatric Faculty, University of Connecticut

Benjamas Deborah Rattananai, MD

Benjamas Deborah Rattananai, MD
Physician

Specialty Certifications:
  • Board Eligible, Internal Medicine
Education:
  • BSN, California State University at Fresno, Fresno, CA
  • MD, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
Postgraduate Training:
  • PGY-3, Primary Care and Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

Winifred A. Benjamin, APRN

Winifred A. Benjamin, APRN
Assistant Clinical Manager

Specialty Certifications:
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Registered Nurse, State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
Education:
  • Diploma in Nursing, St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing
  • BSN, Nursing, American International College
  • Doctorate Nursing Practice, Quinnipiac University
Areas of Expertise:
  • Provide nursing care to active ventilator weaning patients on cardiac monitors
  • Collaborate with the healthcare team to coordinate patient care and discharge planning

Rita Bonczek, M.S., A.P.R.N., C.R.R.N., A.C.N.S.-B.C.

Rita Bonczek, M.S., A.P.R.N., C.R.R.N., A.C.N.S.-B.C.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Areas of Expertise:
  • Chronic Disease
  • Complex Issues in Long Term Care
  • Enteral Therapy
  • Care of Patients with Intrathecal Baclofen Pumps
Education:
  • Nursing Diploma, St. Francis School of Nursing
  • B.S., Nursing, St. Joseph College
  • M.S., Nursing, University of Connecticut
  • A.P.R.N., University of Connecticut

Dottie B. Leighton, MSN, APRN

Dottie B. Leighton, MSN, APRN
APRN Skin & Wound Care

Specialty Certifications:
  • ANCC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • NAWC Wound Care Certification
Education:
  • Nursing Diploma, St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing
  • BS, Nursing, University of New Hampshire
  • MS, Nursing, University of Saint Joseph
  • Wound, Ostomy, and Continence education, Wick’s Educational Associates, Inc.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Complex wound management
  • Evaluation and treatment of pressure ulcers in the spinal cord injured population

Kayann A. Wilson, APRN

Kayann A. Wilson, APRN
Nurse Practitioner

Specialty Certifications:
  • Board Certified ANCC Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse (New York and Connecticut) ACLS/BLS
Education:
  • BSN, Registered Professional Nurse, City College, New York, NY
  • MSN, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Areas of Expertise:
  • Providing comprehensive and responsive patient care for older adult population including patient education programs