About Athena Health Care Systems

Athena Health Care Systems is a Connecticut based management company established in 1984.  Throughout New England, Athena Health Care Systems is known as a leader in providing quality health care services and is recognized as one of the largest managers of skilled nursing facilities encompassing:

  • 18 nursing homes in Connecticut
  • 11 nursing homes in Massachusetts
  • 4 nursing homes in Rhode Island

Our managed facilities offer short-term rehabilitation, long-term, respite, hospice and dementia care, as well as many other services, in a friendly, homelike setting.

In addition to Athena’s network of skilled nursing facilities, we also manage 1 pediatric center, 1 active adult community, 1 assisted living community and 2 hospice agencies all located in Massachusetts.

Athena's Mission

To provide the highest quality of care and customer service to our residents and their families through the use of best practices, highly trained staff and innovative programs and services designed to meet their needs.

Lawrence G. Santilli, President and C.E.O.

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Athena Health Care Systems, Mr. Santilli oversees all aspects of Athena's business and maintains the overall mission and vision. Under his direction, Athena is nationally recognized for providing quality care and manages 18 nursing homes in Connecticut, 11 in Massachusetts and 4 in Rhode Island. In addition to Athena’s network of skilled nursing facilities, we also manage 1 pediatric center, 1 active adult community, 1 assisted living community and 2 hospice agencies all located in Massachusetts. Athena was rated as one of the top 50 nursing home management companies in the nation by Provider magazine, June 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Athena has been featured in several publications, including:

Mr. Santilli is also a registered lobbyist with the state of Connecticut. He is widely respected for his financial expertise having over 30 years of experience in the health care industry. His experience is often called upon to educate legislators on various long-term care and senior health issues. He serves as a Board Member of the Massachusetts Senior Care Association and is also a member of the Board of Directors for Bristol ARC.


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