Bina Hribik Portello: Administrator El Jen Skilled Care Las Vegas

Meet Our Administrator: Bina Hribik-Portello

By Ted Silverstein

Bina Hribik-Portello was Born on March 5, 1953 in Sicily, Italy. In 1972, she graduated with a technical degree to teach elementary school and came to the United States to visit her aunt and uncle in this beautiful country as it was always her dream to do so. As he could not speak English, she enrolled in English as Second Language classes and started immersing herself in the American Culture.

Bina decided to stay in the USA, got married, and pursued a Bachelor Degree in Business at Cal Poly Pomona, graduating in 1988 with Magna Cum Laude. In 1996 she graduated with an MBA from the University of Phoenix – San Diego.

In 1998, Ms. Portello was working for an acute care hospital as a Director of Human Resources when she discovered her calling for skilled long-term Care. Her aunt was ill and in a skilled nursing facility, which piqued her interest. That year she approached Life Care Centers of America and entered their AIT program in Corona California. In 1998 She acquired her Nursing Home Administrator License and was given her first assignment from Life Care.

Bina was employed at Life care for 17 years in a multitude of positions: Executive Director, Sr. Executive Director, Regional Director, and co-owner of a facility. she held Dual Certification for Skilled Nursing and ALF until 2021. Bina worked for Royal Springs Several times in 2015, 2017 and 2020 as well as working at Kindred in 2016 until they divested from SNF. She was the Campus Administrator for Carson Tahoe Care Center in 2019 and The Administrator for Ormsby Post-Acute (Carson -Evergreen in 2020).

Ms. Portello moved to Nevada-Las Vegas in 2001. She is well known in the skilled nursing community for her ability to “run and turn around a nursing facility”. She builds good working relationship with community, staff, families, state operators.

Just recently, she was introduced by an operator that she considered to be a great asset to the community and a high-ranking member of the Governor’s task force as an “icon” in the skilled community. Bina’s philosophy is simple: achieve quality patient care which in turn gives the opportunity to reach operational goal as patients will go where the care is. Staff is very important to keep in mind as they are the backbone of our industry and being a servant leader is extremely important in recognizing performance.

Professional Affiliations:
Fellow and certified member of ACHCA
Completed Leadership Training from greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
Completed Leadership Training with AHCA
Past Vice Chair Elect Nevada Health Care Association