Paula Chenail

Paula Chenail

SVP of Operations

Oversees four orthopedic centers managed by Constitution:

  • Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Glastonbury Surgery Center, Glastonbury, CT
  • HHC Southington Surgery Center, Southington, CT
  • HHC Hartford Surgery Center located in the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute, Hartford, CT


  • An integral lead in the development of the Southington and Hartford Surgery Centers
  • Orchestrated the expansion of space and services in both Rocky Hill and Glastonbury
  • Served as a surgical nurse, preceptor, service lead and Director of Surgical Services for several hospitals and surgery centers
  • Clinical Director of a Northwestern Connecticut Surgery Center — involved in its establishment and managed many successful surveys with the State of Connecticut and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
  • B.S. in Nursing, University of Connecticut
  • Board-certified perioperative nurse, CNOR, for more than 20 years


  • Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
  • Connecticut Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (CAASC)
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Patient Safety Organization (ASCPSO)

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