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Kathy Kirby named as Executive Director

Kathy Kirby named as Executive Director

Nye Health Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Kathy Kirby, occupational therapist, as the Executive Director of Nye Home Health Care.  Kathy has been a part of the Nye Health Services team for 20 years. She started her journey as an occupational therapist with Nye Pointe in 1999, and continued her work at both Nye Legacy and Nye Square.  “The relationships I have had with residents and family members of the Nye Health Services continuum are part of the reason I’m thankful to be a part of this organization. Nye’s commitment to promoting the health of the residents within their communities also excites me and I am thrilled to be a part of their continued growth.”

“We are delighted that Kathy has accepted the position as our Executive Director of Home Health Care and Home Care,” states Kristin Harris, Vice President of Operations. “Her dedication to the well-being of our patients, as well as her passion for helping them achieve their goals are qualities that make her a natural fit for this role.”

Kathy received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in September of 1999 from Creighton University.  “My passion for identifying the needs of the elders I work with, and assisting them in whatever way I can to be successful in staying active pushes me to strive for new opportunities. I am eager to make it possible for those who want to recover in their homes, safely and successfully, a reality,” states Kirby.

Nye Health Services provides a complete continuum of healthcare services for people seeking independent and assisted living, state-of-the-art rehabilitation, traditional skilled nursing care, and now home health care and home care services.  For more information about any of the services provided by our campuses or to learn more about our employment opportunities, please visit our website at www.nyehealthservices.com.

Work Happy Here – Meet Miekka Zanders

Work Happy Here – Meet Miekka Zanders

As the Executive Director of the Legacy Lodge at Jackson Hole, I try to create a family-like setting for our team. We spend about one-third of our lives at work. Who wants to give that much time to something they don’t love, in an environment that doesn’t feel safe and nurturing? Creating a culture where team members feel supported takes time—often, we are repairing damage and providing assurances to build trust. These days, I walk into the Lodge and can feel the loving energy. It bring so much joy, because I know that the ultimate winners are the residents we serve.

My background includes social work and nursing home administration. I have worked with a diverse population of seniors, including those with advanced dementia. My greatest passion is creating environments focused on quality of life and wellness.

When people move into independent and assisted living, or skilled nursing care, they generally do so because there is a specific need or desire for additional support. Once we meet those needs, our real work begins! We must always strive to help people remain as independent, engaged and connected as possible.

At Legacy Lodge, we are having fun creating that very type of environment. This podcast gave me the opportunity to share a little about my values and leadership style. I hope you enjoy!

https://www.getyourmindon.com/resources/talent-spotlight-miekka-zanders

We look forward to introducing you to the team of Legacy Lodge. They are a spectacular bunch of compassionate professionals!

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