We here at Prestige Care have a strong promote from within culture, and we are pleased to announce some promotions of our current leaders to higher-profile leadership roles. The following three nursing leaders in our organization were recently promoted from Director of Nursing to the Senior Director of Nursing roles. Congrats to Charli, Lindsey, and Netsi, and learn more about their stories below:
Charli Keesey is currently the Director of Nursing at Reedwood. She has been with Prestige for nearly ten years after starting at Oregon City Health Care as her first job after nursing school. Charli was the RCM there for almost three years before heading to work at the hospital. It didn't take her long to realize her heart was in long term care and was asked to come back and become DNS at Reedwood. Charli gladly accepted and has been at Reedwood ever since! Charli loves the DNS role and also loves getting out to other buildings to help. Charli realizes although long term care can be a challenging field, she finds inspiration in her colleagues and Residents!
Lindsey Darr is currently the Director of Nursing at Menlo Park where she started in November of 2018. She has been a DNS for 4 years and has worked in both long term and acute care in her nursing career. Lindsey has experienced working in a stand alone building and has learned to research and develop programs as our industry continues to grow and change. She has championed our POOP study and is always willing to help trial new systems or PCC forms. Lindsey is very excited for the opportunity to support other DNS’s in their leadership roles.
Netsi Habtu is currently the Director of Nursing at Camas where she originally started in August of 2009. Netsi has been an LPN and decided to go to Anchorage to take her RN program. She was very successful at studying and working as an RCM for Prestige-Anchorage. Her understanding of the RAI process has served her well both as an RCM and a DNS. Recently, she was able to justify her documentation and show a surveyors that her citation for pressure ulcer was inaccurate, and the tag was removed. She believes in good resident care and monitors constantly through observation and follow-up to make sure her residents receive the care she would expect for her own family.