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Sherry Makes a Difference in Her Residents Lives Through Smiles

Sherry Soehlig has been working in long-term care for over 20 years. It all started after she graduated from Winona State University with her bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Sherry recalls, “There was no doubt in my mind that my career path was long-term care, working with the elderly population.”...
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Life Enrichment Director Continues to Build Her Path

Melody Whipple’s path to becoming the Life Enrichment Director at the skilled nursing center, Monroe Health Services, began with her own education. She received a BS in Secondary Education from UW Platteville in 1983 and hasn’t stopped learning since. Melody started work as a substitute teacher for six years following...
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Executive Director’s Path Leads to Fulfillment in an Unlikely Place

When Clayton graduated college in 1987 with a business degree, he had visions of Wall Street. “A Bud Fox life, minus the lapse in integrity, was where I thought I was headed,” says Clayton. He went to work as an Account Executive with an investment banking firm. A year and...
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From an Early Age, She Knew Her Path

From an early age, Laura has always enjoyed helping others, from assisting her fellow classmates with assignments to offering advice to friends going through stress in life. As a young girl, Laura knew that helping people is exactly what she wanted to do in her future career. She says, “I’ve...
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One Activity Director’s Path Was Built with Creative Thinking

“I believe that there are no accidents in life and that all of my previous experiences have brought me to where I find myself today.”  Robert Harrington is a dedicated and passionate Activity Director at Oakwood Health Services. His educational background was first in theater, where he earned a Bachelor...
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From CNA to Maintenance Director, Michael Has Seen It All

Healthcare Heroes come from all corners of our centers, every department, and every role. Michael O’Flaherty is one of these healthcare heroes and is the Maintenance Director at La Crescent Health Services. He has been with this center for 43 years! He started working at the skilled nursing center at...
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From High School, She Knew Her Path

Meet Alisa Sedar! Alisa is the Director of Health Informatics at North Shore Healthcare today, but she started considering a healthcare career in high school. She knew she wanted to help people and to her, the nursing field seemed like a great avenue to accomplish this.  Alisa took a Health Careers Class...
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David Dunn, Veteran of the United States Air Force, Creates His Own Path into Long Term Care

As we celebrate Veterans Day as a nation and as an organization, we are proud to share how David Dunn, Executive Director at Rochester East Health Services created his own path in long-term care. Davis is a veteran of the United States Air Force. David retired from the Air Force as a security...
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13 North Shore Centers Receive Quality Awards

North Shore Healthcare is proud to announce that 13 of its skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities were recognized with a 2020 Quality Award from the American Healthcare Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The program, presented...