A touch of care with a touch of class
I have been a Registered Nurse for over 28 years and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for 20 years. I spent the first 7 years of my healthcare career working in the local Emergency Room at Missouri Delta Medical Center. My long term care experience began in 1998 as a Director of Nursing in a nursing home. In 2000, I became the administrator of that same home until Summer, 2018. At that time, I was considering leaving the long term care field and pursuing other avenues available for a Registered Nurse. Then I realized that this is my heart. Long term care was in my soul and I couldn't even consider the other paths. October 1, 2018, I became the Administrator at Westfield Nursing Center. This was the path I was meant to follow. I truly enjoy the elderly, getting to know them and appreciate them for this stage of life - and it is life! We have a wonderful team at Westfield Nursing Center. I am so honored to have many nurses, nursing assistants, and our Social Services Director working here. These are the same people that I have worked with for many years at my previous position. With the team that was in place when I took over and the addition of many people that have histories with me, Westfield Nursing Center has the best team around. It is remarkable how they all work together with one common goal - to ensure our residents receive the best care possible with dignity and respect. I don't say this boastfully. I say it confidently of our team.
As much as I love and appreciate everybody at Westfield Nursing Center, I have to mention my personal family. My absolute happiest time is when I am with my family. I have been married for 29 years, have 4 sons, 4 daughters-in-law, 6 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. We are quite a gang together, and I'm assuming there will be more in a few years - at least I hope so!!
In 2012, I graduated from the Sikeston Practical Nursing Program and started working as a LPN for Missouri Delta Medical Center. While at MDMC, I worked in many settings, some of those included Express Care, Women's Care Center, and on the Medical/Surgical floor. In 2016, I returned to school at Three Rivers College to obtain an Associates Degree in Nursing. I then dove into long term care as a Registered Nurse. I have worked in long term care as a floor nurse and MDS Coordinator. I also attended training at Jefferson City, Missouri to be certified to teach the CNA program. In December 2019, I took on the role as Director of Nursing here at Westfield Nursing Center. I am so thankful to be taking care of your loved ones.
My husband and I have been married for 9 years. We have been blessed with a 5 year old little girl and a 1 year old little boy, who are my world.
I am the social services director at Westfield Nursing Center. I was born in Sikeston, MO and raised in East Prairie, MO. I graduated EPHS in 1983 and was licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician and rode with EMS in ST. Louis until becoming a paramedic in 1985. I worked EMS in Mississippi County and became the first paramedic to fill position as Emergency Room Nurse in Southeast MO at Missouri Delta Medical Center until graduating Southeast Missouri State Univeristy with an Associates Degree in nursing in 1992. I continued working as a Registered Nurse in ER, ICU, and was the weekend house manager at MDMC until I entered long term care in 1999. I dove into Social Services in 2015 and have been employed by Westfield Nursing Center since January 2019 and love it.
I now live in Wappapello and love it too. Guess I can say I'm living my dream with Gloria, my significant other for 10 years, and my dog Lillie. I have a daughter, Jessica, who lives in Sikeston and a son who was taken from us way too soon at the age of 24.
I grew up on a farm in Stoddard County and graduated from Bell City High School. I started working in the medical field in 1968 right after graduation. My first year was spent working at Missouri Delta Medical Center. In 1969 I started working in the Medical Arts Building for A.D. Marting, M.D., followed by Jennifer Swiney, M.D. and then Stephen T. Welton, M.D. In 1996 I moved from the Dr. office to long term care. I started working in medical records and then was asked to transfer to business office manager/book keeper where I still work today.
I have been married to Jim Clark for 44 years. We still live on the farm where we raised our two boys, Terry and Aaron Clark. I have been blessed with 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Walking in Westifeld Nursing Center every morning tells me how blessed I am, not only to be a part of long term care but also the honor and privilege of getting to know all these very special residents. We have some very dear residents that hold a special place in my heart. These last 24 years, I have become acquainted with some amazing special coworkers whom I call my work family and I love each and every one of them.
I am the proud dietary manager here at Westfield Nursing Center. I have gladly been in this position since 2012. I oversee the production of all food served from the kitchen and am well known for offering fine dining. Throughout the years, I have grown to love my residents with one meal at a time.
I am the wife of Roy Liggins and mother of 5 children and proud grandmother of 4 girls and 1 boy.
I have been working in long term care for the past 26 years. I started this career as a CNA and worked many years providing close care for my residents. Then in 2018, I took over as the housekeeping supervisor. I love working with the staff and the residents.
I have 3 beautiful kids who have blessed me with 2 grandchildren.
I have served in this facility for 29 years. I started as a CNA then moved up to RNA and transport. Then I decided to further my career by becoming a CMT. Eventually, I decided to become the Activity Director and absolutely love doing what I do. It has been a pleasure to serve the residents. We are very blessed.
I have been the Maintenance Supervisor since 2016 here at Westfield Nursing Center. My experience in construction and maintenance started about 20 years ago after graduating high school at Richland High.
My beautiful wife and I have been married for 15 years and have 3 girls and 2 boys. I am also a first responder and firefighter.
I completed the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Mineral Area College and through the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center in 2015. In 2016 I started working for Rehab Care and then in 2017 I was assigned to be full time PTA here at Westfield Nursing Center.
I have lived in Perryville, Missouri all my life. I am happily married and have 2 wonderful children.