Patient Care

Theiss to Lead UR Medicine Thompson Health’s Senior Living Communities

Jan. 28, 2015
Accepts New Responsibilities in Addition to The Highlands at Pittsford
Lloyd Theiss

Lloyd Theiss has been named executive director of UR Medicine Thompson Health’s Ferris Hills and Clark Meadows as well as The Highlands at Pittsford, both senior living communities providing a continuum of care.

Theiss will transition to his additional responsibilities at Ferris Hills and Clark Meadows in collaboration with Dona Rickard, senior vice president for Senior Living Services at Thompson, as she prepares to retire April 1.

Theiss assumes leadership of Ferris Hills and Clark Meadows while continuing as executive director of The Highlands at Pittsford, also an affiliate of UR Medicine. Uniting these facilities through shared leadership will allow Theiss and their respective teams to focus on the organization’s strategic direction for senior living while providing greater opportunities for collaboration and system efficiencies.

As Theiss steps into his new role, The Highlands at Pittsford will promote Judy Sims to senior director of operations. Sims, a registered nurse with 30 years of experience in senior living, was formerly vice president and director of operations for DePaul Adult Care Communities. She joined The Highlands in 2011 as director of health and wellness. Sims will continue to oversee wellness services while managing The Highlands’ day-to-day operations.

The Highlands at Pittsford has achieved significant growth under Theiss’ nine years of leadership. A highlight of his tenure is a $4.8 million expansion to create a life-long wellness program, the first of its kind in the Rochester area. Prior to The Highlands, Theiss was vice president of operations for Essex Partners, a Rochester-based hotel and real estate investment group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from the Rochester Institute of Technology.