Dr. Walter Nieri will be taking over as the Lodge’s Medical Director beginning March 1st. Dr. Nierie is already well known to many Lodge residents and their families because of affiliation with Hospice of Arizona where he also fills the role of Medical Director.
SVL Executive Director Michael Fahey said, “I am extremely happy to welcome Dr. Nieri to his new role at the Lodge. He has been a great friend to our residents and staff for several years and truly understands what Sun Valley Lodge is all about.”
Dr. Nieri is the Program Director for the Banner Health/St. Joseph’s Geriatric Fellowship Program; a program designed to educate young physicians to become geriatric doctors. And, he is the Director of the Sun Health Research Institute’s Center for Healthy Aging in Sun City.
Dr. Nieri is a board member and past president of the Arizona Geriatrics Society. He also was a member of the Governor’s Council on Aging and End of Life.