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    New title, familiar face

    Say hello to our new Director of Nursing, Tammy Thompson. Tammy is no stranger to Manor of the Plains. She first started working here in 2002 as a CNA, then CMA while she was going through nursing school.

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    New executive director no stranger to PMMA

    Manor of the Plains' new executive director might be new, but he’s no stranger to Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. Michael Rajewski has been executive director at Sterling Presbyterian Manor since 2007.During those 11 years, Mike has proven to be an effective and creative trailblazer in finding solutions in transportation, services, programs and census, driven by a belief that challenges are nothing more than opportunities.“PMMA is blessed to have one of our own transfer to Ma...

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    Meet Wendi Barlow

    With this being the gift of giving season, we at Manor of the Plains would like to recognize one of our best and longest employees.Wendi Barlow has worn many different hats during her tenure at Presbyterian Manor, but she continues to wear her gift of kindness the most. Regardless of the situation, she is always there to lend a hand. Frank Trimboli, executive director, said that if he needs some assistance, Wendi is the first to step up and offer.Wendi began her career here in nursing, working h...

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    Soltero makes it happen!

    When thinking about who the community is thankful for this year, Jacque Soltero is at the top of the list.The inventor of the Mystery Bus Tours, Jacque always thinks positive and comes out of all situations having a great time. And she always has great stories to tell.She worked for months to put together a Hollywood-themed event for Older Americans Month in May. Jacque went as far as borrowing beautiful gowns and had volunteers help dress everyone like movie stars for the event.

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    Physical therapy department welcomes new assistant

    Nicholas Martinez (known as Nick to his patients and those he works with) joined the community’s staff last month as a physical therapy assistant (PTA).Originally from Lyons, Nicholas was working in Oregon when he heard about the opening at the community and was enticed by the job description to move back to his home state.“(This position) was more geared toward helping the director of rehab instead of just a PTA,” said Nicholas. “It offered more experience, so I took the...

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    Esparza takes on another new role

    Since coming to the community in 2017, Tehren Esparza has worn numerous hats, ranging from day-shift nurse to assisted living/home health director. Recently, Tehren transitioned into yet another new role—case manager.“My current responsibilities are to assist with Medicare Part A—or skilled—admissions,” said Tehren. “This includes establishing rapport with the resident and their family and working with both nursing and therapy on the resident’s end goal,...

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    Assisted living neighborhood one big, happy family

    Since 1995, National Assisted Living Week has taken place for one week in September. It always kicks off with Grandparent’s Day, the first Sunday of the month. This year we recognize National Assisted Living Week September 9-15 and are thankful for two staff members dedicated to making the unit an enriching place to live.Meet Lisa Montoya, AL activity director/social service designee.

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    All in a day’s work

    The Saturday before Easter of this year, Linda Horton fell at her home in Dodge City and broke her back.“The doctor glued me back together, but he must have made a mistake and used crazy glue because I’ve been nuts ever since,” said Linda.To recover, Linda was taken to Manor of the Plains where she stayed for three weeks.“I enjoyed every day I was there. The people and the aides were always very polite and kind. They would do anything to make me more comfortable.”But more than just healing her b...

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    Manor of the Plains, home sweet home

    By Kurt Lampe, marketing directorI love coming to work!It's not just a job; it's a career! I had no idea eight years ago that I would be working at a senior living community. I had been down with a staph infection for several months and saw the ad in the local newspaper.

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    In the spotlight: Clara Contreras

    Learning what it meant to be a certified nursing aide (CNA) was a pivotal moment in Clara Contreras’ life.“Somebody told me to take a CNA class. I didn’t know what it was, but when I figured it out I really liked it,” said Clara.After she took her first class and completed her training, a retired nurse at Manor of the Plains suggested Clara apply for a job here. She was hired in 2006.“I’m still here, and I’m never planning to quit.

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