SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Dec. 3, 2014 – Ciena Healthcare, a leading manager and operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Michigan and Connecticut, today announced the appointment of Pete Brogger as Regional Director of Operations.  The announcement was made by Kristine Halsey, COO, Ciena Healthcare.

In this position, Brogger will oversee select Ciena Healthcare centers in Michigan.  His responsibilities include the development of regional strategic business plans, developing annual budgets and mentoring regional management teams and staff. Additionally, Brogger will provide support and guidance to the centers with the goal of outstanding resident care in an environment of compassion and integrity.

“We are very pleased to announce Pete’s appointment at Ciena Healthcare,” said Halsey.  “With decades of experience in the health care industry, Pete’s knowledge and skill set is a great asset to our company.”

Prior to joining Ciena Healthcare, Brogger served as Chief Operating Officer for a national skilled nursing company.  He also served as a regional director of operations and a nursing home administrator in his nearly 30-year health care career.  Brogger is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Michigan.  He earned both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Administration from Central Michigan University.

About Ciena Healthcare

With nearly 4,000 licensed beds, the thirty-six nursing communities managed by Ciena Healthcare comprise the largest privately owned operators of skilled nursing and rehabilitation in Michigan.  Five Ciena managed communities are located in Connecticut.  Founded in 1998 by Mohammad Qazi, Ciena Healthcare Management communities offer a holistic approach to patient care, fully committed to residents’ needs and well being while also promoting their independence.  Ciena’s vision is to be the industry leader by offering new perspectives and innovations and adhering to quality standards that not only exceed regulatory compliance but also achieve excellence.  For more information visit or call (248) 386-0300.