Paul Poff was recently named as the new nursing home administrator in Bedford County.

Poff has several years of administrator experience working in facilities around the region, including Autumn Care of Altavista, Curis/Accordius Health Roanoke and Heritage Hall in Blacksburg. He earned a bachelor’s degree in management and leadership from Bluefield College.

“Paul brings leadership qualities consistent with the positive and transparent culture we are creating in Bedford County,” said Robert Hiss, county administrator. “He respects and appreciates his employees and has a track record of creating effective teams who will put resident care as the first priority. He also brings a noticeable passion and enthusiasm for this profession that rubs off on those who interact with him.”

Poff expressed excitement when taking the position. “I am proud to be joining the team at Bedford County Nursing Home,” he said. “Throughout my years as an administrator I have always heard positive statements concerning the Bedford facility. I look forward to being a part of the present and future of Bedford County Nursing Home. I am excited to work with the established leadership team and continuing to build upon the great reputation the facility has earned.”

Sue Ellen Clark is leaving the Bedford County Nursing Home to take a similar position in Salem.

“Bedford County has been a dynamic growing and learning opportunity,” Clark said. “I am thankful for the many successes that were able to come to fruition that directly benefited both the staff and residents.”