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SIBLEY—Since Jessica McDyer’s first job at the age of 16 she knew what she wanted to do with her life.
“I worked in housekeeping at a long-term care facility, and I soon realized that was what I wanted to do with that my life,” McDyer said. “This was the environment that I wanted to work in.”
She earned her certified nursing assistant degree while...
We celebrated our first “Happy Camper Camp” celebrating employees for their exceptional team work and being Happy Campers.They are (Front L to R) Ashley Bollinger and Bobbie Beals. (Middle Row L to R) Ron Jacobsen and Jenny Mitroff (Back Row L to R) Bella Mase, Larry Hock and Becky Stapleton. The Happy Campers enjoyed lunch with our department leaders and a small token of our appreciation.
(January, 2020) Staff at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa are celebrating a perfect survey administered by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals in December 2019. They received zero deficiencies. This is the second consecutive year.
There are 439 nursing facilities in Iowa. Generally, only 5 percent are found to be deficiency-free.
Skilled nursing facilities are inspected annually to evaluate services and renew state licensure. Unannounced, state surveyors arrive to interview, observe, and check records for several days. Surveyors determine compliance with...