Dear Valued Family and Friends,
My name is Lisa Ricker, and I have joined the MediLodge of Traverser City as the Executive Director. My lifetime career has been in skilled nursing and long-term care.
First and foremost, working as a nursing home administrator is my true passion that I have been drawn to from an early age. I spent my childhood visiting a grandmother in a skilled Nursing facility in Ohio. That experience has driven me to strive daily to assure that residents in the facility receive quality care in a healing and fostering environment.
I am a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from Western Michigan University. I worked as a long-term care dietitian for 11 years in various long-term care facilities in West Michigan. In 2013, I worked as an Administrator in Training and received my nursing home administrator license that same year. After receiving my license, I was given the opportunity to serve as the Assistant Administrator for two years and then transitioned to the role of Administrator for the last three.
As for my life at home, I have a wonderful husband, Kirk and have been married for seventeen years. Daughter, Chloe, is thirteen years old and starting high school this fall at West High School. My son, Ronin, is eleven and will be attending West Middle School this year. We recently moved to Traverse City and are excited to live in this beautiful community.
While we can certainly count on some changes and transitions, take comfort in knowing that my goal for MediLodge of Traverse City remains the same; create a Center that is the absolute best place to live and to work. I believe that the secret to everything we do is found in creating the right community culture that is fostered in care and compassionate values with a strong commitment to our mission and purpose as an organization. A truly collaborative experience between residents and staff ensures our Center offers a fulfilling lifestyle for you and your loved ones and is a rewarding and meaningful employment experience for us.
My door is always open should you need to discuss anything or ask some questions. Please do not hesitate to drop by and say hello! My number is 616-295-5592.
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