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The Springfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has a new administrator.
Debbie Gibson, a native of Willard, Ohio, has been on the job for the past week, and she said things are going well as she settles into her new position.
Gibson and her husband moved to the area in 2005. They live just across the county line in Boyle County, and they moved here for her husband’s work with Toyotomi.
Prior to her work in Springfield, Gibson had a wide range of experience. She worked as a business office manager for a health care facility in Ohio for several years before the move to Kentucky. Once here, she was employed in administration by Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. She later took a position with Kindred Healthcare at the company’s Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation. While there, she moved from sales and marketing into a position as director of the facility’s Alzheimer’s unit.
From the Alzheimer’s unit, Gibson moved into a program for administrators in training, where she spent a year shadowing the administrator of DCHR. After a brief stint as director of an assisted living facility, The Lantern at Morning Point, in Franklin, Ky., she received the opportunity to move closer to home to Springfield, and her current position.
Gibson said the Springfield facility has a good record, and she looks forward to working with the staff and the families of the community.
“I think from what I understand, this is a good facility. It has a good record as far as state surveys, and the staff here is great. They have a lot of years of experience, and I just want to lead the team and move them into the next step and bump things up,” Gibson said.
She said there are no plans in place for any renovations that will be noticed by the general public, but she does want to put an even greater focus on customer service.
“I’d like to bump up the customer service a little bit and be proactive as far as family concerns and drive the quality of that. I demand quality care for the residents, and their families are a big part of the community this size, and a big part of this facility,” she said.
Gibson added that tours of the facility are available to anyone interested. To arrange a tour, or for more information on the facility, call (859) 336-7771.