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A CMS Five Star Facility

Our Team

Medical Staff
Medical Director
Michael Feltes, MD, Certified Geriatrician, Certified Nursing Home Director
Dr. Feltes has been Beechwood’s Medical Director since 2005 and is a board certified physician specializing in Family Medicine and geriatric Medicine. He graduated from Rush Medical College and went on to complete his residency at New England Memorial Hospital. Dr. Feltes completed his fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of Connecticut Health Center Traveler’s Center on Aging.

Dr. Feltes is a highly accomplished and experienced doctor and assistant professor. Dr. Feltes is currently an attending physician affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, John Dempsey Hospital, UCHC and as a consultant at Backus Hospital. He is also the Chief of Geriatric Section in the Department of Medicine at Lawrence + Memorial.
Geriatric APRN
Mary Ellen Pagnozzi, MS, APRN
Ingrid Feder, MD
Joseph Peters, MD
Dr. Peters has been with Beechwood as our Physiatrist for over 15 years and a board certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ. He currently practices with Associated Physiatrists, P.C. in New London. He is also associated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Backus Hospital.
Wound Care Physician
Care Coordination Team
To contact a member from the Patient Care Coordination Team visit our contact us page

Kathleen A. Pajor is the President/Executive Director of Beechwood Post-Acute, Transitional and Long Term Care (“Beechwood”), joined Beechwood in May 2005, and is an active leader in the profession of long term care. She holds Fellow status in both ACHCA and HFMA. Since 2008, she has served as a Board Member on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities (CAHCF), ACHA’s state affiliate in Connecticut. She also currently serves as the Past-President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). She is a Past President of the Connecticut Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and was the New England Region 1 Executive for the National HFMA.

She earned a Master of Healthcare Science (concentration in long term care) from the University of New Haven. She has taught Heathcare Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of New Haven and at Quinnipiac University. Kathy received the distinguished “20 to Watch in 2014” from Provider Magazine in January, 2014 and the National ACHCA Distinguished Member of the Year in 2015.

Under her leadership, Beechwood has received the CMS 5 STAR award each year since 2010, AHCA (American Health Care Association) 4-Tier and 3-Tier Award winner and the US News and World Report’s BEST NURSING HOMES IN USA Achievement since 2010.
Executive Director
Katie Lasewicz, LNHA, MBA
Director of Nursing Services
Natausha Hurt, RN
Bill and Diane White