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Service Industry Experience Aided Her Path to Success in Nursing

Kim Taylor was born and raised in Suring, WI. She came from a family of public service workers, police officers, teachers, and a coroner. However, Kim always knew she wanted to work in healthcare as a nurse or physician. “My grandfather had a stroke in 1989 and became a resident at...
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Hire the Heart, Train the Mind

Like a lot of stories in this industry, being a Nursing Home Administrator was not on Mike Oxford’s radar as a career. His start in health care was actually as a care provider in a group home setting for children with developmental delays and those on the autism spectrum. Mike...
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For Her, It’s All About the People

Vicki started her professional career as an Administrative Assistant/Concierge at an independent living facility in Greendale, WI. “It was my first ‘real’ job after having my babies, and it was a profession that I had never performed in the past. While I didn’t have many tasks, working there really developed...
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Executive Assistant’s Passion for Her Job Grows with Her

Diane Cairney happened to fall into the long-term care industry after moving to Wisconsin from Illinois in 2002, where she started working through a temp agency at Extendicare. She was an Administrative Assistant in the Facilities Management department where their goal was to update and renovate the nursing homes. “It was...
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Her Path Brought Her to AR, but the People Kept Her Here

Gail Holland’s path to becoming the VP of Finance at North Shore Healthcare started in the accounting department for a long-term care company, Beverly Enterprises, which later became Golden Living. Gail went from the accounting department to the field as career expansion and she really enjoyed that environment. Eventually, Gail became...
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55 North Shore Leaders Advocate for LTC During Legislative Days

Wisconsin Healthcare Association/Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living (WHCA/WiCAL) recently hosted their annual Legislative Day to support advocacy for long-term care providers across Wisconsin. This year, the event was held virtually over the course of three days, where members of the long-term care provider community held one-on-one meetings with their State...
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Aaron Fettes is Building a Team on a Path to Success

Aaron Fettes began his professional career joining a public accounting firm in downtown Milwaukee after graduating from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. He stayed there for the next three years doing audit and tax work, mostly for the not-for-profit sector. While Aaron enjoyed gaining experience, he knew he wanted something...
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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...