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Market Liaison Brings Unique Skills and Experience to His Role

Jay Brogelman’s path to long-term care began after he completed a rotation in the activities department during his last year as an Occupational Therapy Assistant student. From there, he started his career as a COTA in the Therapy Department at North Shore Healthcare’s center, Cedarburg Health Services. “Making the connection...
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A Passion for Nursing in Long-term Care Runs in the Family

“Why did I get into long-term care? I just had a passion for it.” Mindy Meehean started her healthcare career as a CNA, and she found really enjoyed the work. She enjoyed the conversations and laughs she had with her residents; however, she didn’t choose this path randomly. “My grandmother...
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For Lori, Coworkers are Family

Lori Anderson graduated from Edgewood College in Madison, WI in the Spring of 1993 with a B.S. in Accounting. From her junior year of high school until she moved to western Wisconsin, she had a job at a local feed mill doing their bookkeeping and retail sales. After she graduated from...
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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...