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John Van Hook, a senior living administrator with more than 30 years of experience, joined the Manor of the Plains staff as the new executive director on October 16.

“I am very eager to use my experience and skills in optimizing resident care and building positive employee relations at Manor of the Plains,” John said.

Prior to joining the team at Manor of the Plains, John served as the executive director of Trinity Manor in Dodge City from May 2014 to September 2019.

PMMA’s mission to provide quality senior services guided by Christian values is one of the things that attracted John to the position here.

“I have always been a firm believer in the idea and practice that as a healthcare provider we should always do the right thing for our residents, our staff and the community we are part of. This is more than a job, it is a calling to help others, and I have seen these values and beliefs actually be a part of how this community is performing its responsibilities—not just to our residents but the staff and the community in which we are located as well. It is a welcome change to be part of an organization that follows Christian beliefs in performing our goal of enhancing the lives of seniors while delivering the caring support and services needed to achieve the highest quality of life for each individual,” said John.

While he’s been a part of our community only for a short time, John is already experiencing what makes PMMA so special.

“The most noticeable and most enjoyable part of becoming part of the team at Manor of the Plains is how wonderful the seniors we serve are. The team of staff we have are each awesome in how caring and dedicated they are to serving our seniors. It is truly all about bringing to life the mind set of making every day the best we can for the seniors we serve,” said John.

In his free time, John enjoys reading and learning new things. He also likes to travel – preferably to destinations within driving distance – and enjoys trivia with friends. “Great coffee” is also a favorite thing of his.

Welcome to the team, John!

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