Our Medical Director
Charles A. Shooks, MD has been the Medical Director at Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation since 2005. He is an internist in private practice at Quarry Street Internal Medicine in Willimantic and has been a credentialed physician at Windham Hospital since 1977. Dr. Shooks has held several physician leadership positions at Windham Hospital that include:
Chief of Staff 2011, 2012
Assistant Chief of Staff 2009, 2010
Chief of Medicine 2009
Member, Medical Executive Committee 2001, 2002, 2008 through present
Chair of the Medical QI Committee and Member of the Audit /Medical QI Committee
Member, Hartford HealthCare Integrated Care Partners Steering Committee
In his role as Medical Director at MCNR, Dr. Shooks has brought vision, leadership and guidance to staff and consulting physicians. He leads the Organized Medical Board and the quarterly meetings with community physicians and MCNR department heads.
His responsibilities include oversight of the care and clinical practice provided, facilitating the development of quality and safety protocols; supporting employee health; approving clinical policies and procedures and conducting policy review. Dr. Shooks is a member of the facility’s Quality Assurance Committee, advises and suggests enhancements related to quality indicators and infection control.
Utilizing his exceptional experience in geriatric medicine, Dr. Shooks treats the whole person -
body and soul, and provides patients and families with a thorough review of the suggested plan of
care and anticipated outcome. Through these interactions, Dr. Shooks builds a bond with both
patient and family, engaging them on a very personal level with support and clinical understanding
that instills hope combined with realistic expectations.