Cooper replaces Finneran at Masonic

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Both move up into new roles

By Lisa King

There has been a transition at the top of Masonic Home Shelbyville.


Debra Finneran, that facility’s former executive director, has been named vice president of clinical quality services of Masonic Homes of Kentucky, and Nick Cooper, formerly assistant administrator, has taken over in Shelbyville.

Finneran had served as executive director since 2002, and under her leadership, Masonic Home Shelbyville has been named one of the nation’s best nursing homes for four consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report and earned a five-star quality ranking from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as excellent customer satisfaction ratings.

In her new role she will oversee clinical services for Masonic Homes of Kentucky’s skilled nursing and personal care communities in Louisville and Shelbyville.

“I share Masonic Homes’ commitment to quality care and customer satisfaction,” she said. “It is an honor to expand my role in a company dedicated to providing quality health care and services that make a difference in people’s lives.”

Masonic Homes President and CEO Gary Marsh said Finneran has always been focused on making sure that Masonic Home residents received the best possible care and services.

“Her expertise and passion will help Masonic Homes achieve our vision of being the best senior services company in Kentucky,” he said.

Cooper joined Masonic Home as administrator in training in February 2011. After obtaining his nursing home administrator license, he was named assistant administrator in September 2012.

Cooper will oversee the daily operations of the facility as whole. “I work with the staff and families and visitors,” he said. “I love the Masonic Home of Shelbyville like it’s my second family.”

A native of Louisville, Cooper has lived in Shelbyville with his wife, Bobbi Jo, since 2011.