What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as a Medical Director at HCCC.
When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC since 2006.
What is your educational background ?
Medical School – Comenius University, Slovak Republic Internal , Medicine Residency – University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
What have you Majored in ?
I majored in Internal Medicine
Which Licenses, degrees or certificates did you receive and When?
  • American Board of Internal Medicine 2000
  • American Board of Internal Medicine re-certification, 2010
Any true feelings of why you are a doctor and why you deserve a patient's trust to care for them?
As a doctor who practices both in the office and the hospital, I find the continuity of medical care very important for my patients’ well-being. I take the time to listen to patients’ individual needs and provide them with up-to-date treatment.
What are some of your personal hobbies?
Since I discovered the game of golf, I have been an avid golfer. No hole in one yet. I also enjoy hiking and skiing with my family. Some of my favorite places to visit include the Rocky Mountains, Zion National Park, and the Alps. Although I did not grow up playing football, I have become a devoted Bears fan over the years, to the dismay of some of my good friends who are Packers fans.

Present position?
I am working as the Lead Supervisor.
When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC in May 2015.
List the positions you held at Hope Creek and when?
  • Nursing Supervisor for Hope Creek Care Center now.
  • Director of Nursing-February 2016 to July 2017
  • Lead Supervisor-July 2017 to Present
College/education/where?
Scott Community College.
Major?
I majored in Associates Degree in Applied Science.
License, degree or certifications-when received?
I received RN 2005.
List your experience working in long term care or healthcare?
Rehab/Restorative Director 2010-2011, Wound Nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing 2011-2015, Director of Nursing 2015-present.
What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?
Love the residents and great co-workers. Being able to be a part of the quality improvement for our residents and being a part of a team that has our residents best interest as their center focus.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as an Executive Director at HCCC.
When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC in May 2015.
What are the other positions you have held at Hope Creek and when?
I worked as a Restorative/Rehab Director & as an Assistant Director of Nursing
What is your educational background ?
Major: Clarke University – Bachelor degree in Sports Medicine – 2007 Scott Community College – Associate degree in Nursing – 2013
Which Licenses, degrees or certificates did you receive and When?

I received –

  • Pathway Health Course June 19, 2015
  • American Heart Association: CPR/AED Certified October 2016 – October 2018
  • Iowa RN Nursing License Illinois
  • RN Nursing License
How has your experience been working in the healthcare sector ?
I worked at Hope Creek Care Center (ADON & Restorative Director) Genesis Medical Center (Surgical Specialty Unit)
What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?
I take pride in being a part of a beautiful facility that is always focused on providing the highest quality of care to all of our residents. We have an amazing team of dedicated employees that will do anything they can to see the joy on our resident’s faces. Hope Creek has truly shown me that there is much more to this facility than what meets the eye, to me, it is a large family that has compassion for one another unlike any other company or facility I have been a part of.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as a Director Assistant Director of Nursing at HCCC.
What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as a Nurse Unit Manager at HCCC
When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC in October 13, 2003.
What are the other positions you have held at Hope Creek and when?
I started as a Second shift Supervisor Third shift Supervisor First shift Supervisor Charge Nurse Nurse Unit Manager.
What is your educational background ?
Black Hawk College.
What have you Majored in ?
I majored in Associates Degree, Nursing.
Which Licenses, degrees or certificates did you receive and When?
I received RN 1997.
How has your experience been working in the healthcare sector ?
I’ve always worked in long term care. I’ve worked as a C.N.A., Charge nurse, Supervisor and Unit Manager.
What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?
I love everything about Hope Creek. My favorite is working with the residents and their families.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as a Nurse Unit Manager at HCCC
When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC in November 2004
What are the other positions you have held at Hope Creek and when?
I started as a RN Supervisor 2010-2014 Medicare Nurse 2014-2016 Nurse Unit Manager 2016-present
What is your educational background ?
Scott Community College.
What have you Majored in ?
I majored in Associates Degree in Nursing.
Which Licenses, degrees or certificates did you receive and When?
I received C.N.A. 2004 and RN 2005
How has your experience been working in the healthcare sector ?
I started working at Oak Glen Home in 2004 and completed my C.N.A. program there. In 2010 graduated as a professional registered nurse.
What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?
Love the residents and great co-workers.It is my home away from home. I spend more time with the residents here than I do with my own family most days. I know it is important to the residents to have these relationships, as well, as myself.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
Director of Nursing-July 2017 to present.
When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC in October 18, 2016.
What are the other positions you have held at Hope Creek and When?
Unit Manager, Building 4-October 2016 to July 2017.
What is your educational background ?
Bachelor of Science.
What have you Majored in ?
I majored in Biology/Environmental Science, Associates Degree in Nursing and Major:Nursing

Which Licenses, degrees or certificates did you receive and When?
I have received a Nursing Specialty Certification CRRN Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
List your experience working in long term care or healthcare?
My nursing career began: CNA in Memory Care LPN home health private duty nursing RN at a hospital Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit RN Management at a hospital Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?
Hope Creek is a wonderful place to work. I am fortunate to work with so many amazing and supportive team members. Most of all I love interacting with the residents and their families.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as an MDS Reimbursement Manager at HCCC

When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC in August 2015.

What are the other positions you have held at Hope Creek and when?
I started as a Charge Nurse August 2015-Nov 2015 and Nov-present MDS Reimbursement Manager.
What is your educational background ?
Black Hawk College.
What have you Majored in ?
I majored in LPN Program.
Which Licenses, degrees or certificates did you receive and When?
I received LPN 1996.
How has your experience been working in the healthcare sector ?
I started as a C.N.A. in 1982, became an L.P.N in 1996.
What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?
I Love the residents and great co-workers.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?

I am working as a Director of Facilities/Engineering and as a Director of Laundry Services at HCCC.

When did you start working at Hope Creek?

I started working at HCCC in June 13, 1987.

What are the other positions you have held at Hope Creek and when?

I worked for Housekeeping, laundry aid, Mechanic III, Mechanic II, also as an Assistant Facilities Director and present positions.

What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?

I love helping the residents and the challenges of the job.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?

I am working as a Memory Care Coordinator at HCCC.

When did you start working at Hope Creek?

I started working at HCCC in August 2012.

What are the other positions you have held at Hope Creek and when?

I worked as a Charge Nurse, Memory Care Coordinator.

What is your educational background ?

Black Hawk College.

What have you Majored in ?

I majored in Nursing, LPN Program.

Which Licenses, degrees or certificates did you receive and When?

I’m a Licensed Practical Nurse.

What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?

I have lots of grandmas and grandpas. I love the environment and helping people.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as a Business Office Manager at HCCC

When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC in April 2016

What is your educational background ?
Attended Black hawk College
How has your experience been working in the healthcare sector ?
I worked in the medical field my entire career. I have held several positions through the years starting as a nursing assistant at Oak Glen Home (1977), Office Manager for medical practices locally, and the billing supervisor for Alternatives for the Older Adult, before accepting my current position.

What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?
This was my grandmother’s home for many years and I appreciate the hard work, love, and compassion that the staff give the residents. I enjoy working with residents and their families.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as a Rehabilitation/Restorative Director at HCCC.
When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC in October 2009
What are the other positions you have held at Hope Creek and when?
I started as CNA from 2009-2014, LPN Charge Nurse from 2014-2016 and as a Rehab/Restorative Director from September 2016-Present
What is your educational background ?
Black Hawk College
What have you Majored in ?
I majored in Practical Nursing
Which Licenses, degrees or certificates did you receive and When?

I received –

  • LPN license in 2014
  • Restorative Nurse Certification in September 2016.
How has your experience been working in the healthcare sector ?
Became a CNA during my Junior year of high school through United Township’s Extended Campus Health Occupations Program. Worked for various assisted living and long term care facilities in the area for a couple of years until I found my home at Hope Creek in 2009.
What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?
I love working at Hope Creek because we have the most hard-working, dedicated, and resilient team of caregivers in the area. We are constantly learning and growing and we are grateful to have the privilege of caring for some of the greatest people in our community.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as a Social Services Director at HCCC.
When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC in April 2015.
What is your educational background ?
BSW (Bachelors of Social Work) from Western Illinois University-Macomb, IL MSW (Master’s degree in Social Work) from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
What have you Majored in ?
I majored in Social Work.
Which Licenses, degrees or certificates did you receive and When?
I received LMSW-Licensed Master Social Worker (2013).
How has your experience been working in the healthcare sector ?
I began work in the long term care field as a dietary aide at a nursing home in my home town. I continued volunteer work at another facility while working on my undergrad degree. My internship was spent working at a hospital on the TCU and behavioral unit. Before coming to Hope Creek, I spent three years as an Activity Director at a local nursing home.
What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?
I love making the residents smile and listening to their stories & history. Hope Creek is not just my place of work but rather, the residents’ home. I’m glad to be a part of their journey.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as an Admission Coordinator at HCCC.
When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC in July 1997.
What are the other positions you have held at Hope Creek and when?
I Worked as Unit Assist for 5 months, Certified Nursing Assistant for 17 years Fill in for central Supply for over 10 years and Admission Coordinator from last 2 ½ years
What is your educational background ?
Rock Island High School 1993-1997 Black Hawk College Summer of 1997- did pre-req’s for the LPN program Also, C.N.A class at Oak Glenn
Which Licenses, degrees or certificates did you receive and When?

I received –

  • C.N.A Certification 1997
  • Advance Care Planning Facilitator Certification 2015
  • CPR certified
How has your experience been working in the healthcare sector ?
I worked in the Nursing field, the back (central supply) and now in the front of the LTC Facility. All areas are very different. I have worked with Alzheimer’s /Dementia patients and with Hospice Groups.
What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?
Getting to know the residents and their families. Being able to help the residents when they need it.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as a Director of Culinary at HCCC.
When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC in 10th July 2009.
What are the other positions you have held at Hope Creek and when?
I started as a Dietary aide 2 years, Assistant Culinary director 3 years and Culinary director 1 year.
What is your educational background ?
Scott Community College.
Which Licenses, degrees or certificates did you receive and When?

I received –

  • Food Service Supervisor Certificate
  • Certified Dietary Manager License

How has your experience been working in the healthcare sector ?
My experience started at a very young age, from the time I was in grade school through high school my mother cared for seniors living in their homes and then for seniors living in our home. In October of 2009 I began a wonderful new journey of working with Seniors at Hope Creek Care Center.
What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?
Being able to make a difference in the lives of our seniors.

What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as a Unit Manager, Memory Care Unit at HCCC
When did you start working at Hope Creek?
I started working at HCCC in January 2016
What are the other positions you have held at Hope Creek and when?
I started as Nursing Supervisor from January 2016 through October 2016, and as a Unit Manager, Memory Care Unit from October 2016 through Present
What is your educational background ?
I received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Scott Community College, Bettendorf, IA Masters Degree in Nursing Leadership from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ , Bachelor of Science Degree in Secretarial Administration from Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL
Which Licenses, degrees or certificates did you receive and When?
I received Registered Nurse Iowa Registered Nurse – Illinois
How has your experience been working in the healthcare sector ?
In my past experience I Worked as a floor nurse at local long-term healthcare facilities for the past two years and worked as a physician nurse at a local gastrointestinal clinic for one year And worked as a hospital medical/pulmonary floor nurse for 1.5 years.
What do you love the most about working at Hope Creek Care Center?
I love to interact with residents, listening to them share stories of their backgrounds, and sharing hugs each day The satisfaction of knowing I can make a difference in someone s life every day I go to work.
What is your present position at Hope Creek Care Center ?
I am working as a Director of Activities, Director of Housekeeping and Director of Volunteers at HCCC.
How has your experience been working in the healthcare sector ?
I have been dedicated to Long Term Care since the age of 15 when I was first a Teen Volunteer. By the Age of 16 I become a Certified Nursing Assistant. From there my true passion for activities grew. My professional career includes almost five years as an Assistant Administrator, and received my Degree from University of Phoenix in Health Care Management. As the years passed by, I had an ongoing desire to help the elderly, I took a position as the Director of Activities, Social Services and Psycho-Social.