Welcome to Dobie Road. My name is Vickie Johnson and I am the Assistant Director of Nursing. I graduated from Lansing Community College with my RN in 1993 and have held a certification in Geriatric nursing in the past. I began my career at Dobie in 1991 as an LPN, and for five years was a staff nurse on the floor until moving into the position of Education Director. As the education director, I delivered staff orientation, skills checks, and created meaningful in-services that impacted the way we care for our residents and staff. I became a “Train the Trainer for CNA Certifications” and truly felt -and still do-that education and guidance of staff is one of the best ways to impact the quality of care for our residents. I became the Assistant Director of Nursing in 2003 and work with unit managers, floor staff and other departments on the day to day clinical and personal well-being of those we serve, and attend various committee meetings to ensure our compliance with state and federal guidelines. I am also part of the Capital Area Transition of Care committee and work to improve the transition of care for patients from one health care setting to the next and avoid unnecessary hospital re-admissions where possible across the healthcare continuum. On a personal note I am the proud mom of two children, five grandchildren; and enjoy gardening, quilting and collecting. I feel our team works compassionately every day to deliver the quality care and service that our residents and patients deserve and to truly improve lives. I am fortunate to be able to help care for our greatest generation and be a part of their lives.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Welcome! My name is Juliet Sherrick, and I am the MDS Director here at Dobie Road. I received my RN from Lansing Community College in 1994, my BSN from The University of Akron and have been a part of the team at Dobie since 2004. Prior to Dobie, I worked at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and for Summa Health Systems as a critical care nurse in the ICU and also as a cardiac and surgical nurse. I enjoy the field of nursing because of the diversity and variety of experiences it brings; allowing me to focus my practice into adult health and geriatrics. I truly enjoy working at Dobie Road because of its long tradition of providing quality care, the ability to make a difference in my community, and our family within a family. The staff at Dobie cares for one another and works together as a team, which I believe translates into how we care for our patients and residents.
Hello and welcome to Dobie Road! My name is Cindy Terrell and I am the assessment nurse for South Rehabilitation Center, part of the Rehabilitation Services campus. I graduated from nursing school in 1975 in Jackson, Michigan and have spent all but 2 years of my nursing career lovingly caring for mature adults and seniors. During my time as a nurse, I have trained for multiple changes and positions within the long term care setting, including restorative nursing, before transitioning to short term sub-acute rehabilitation. In addition, I serve as a facilitator for the advanced care planning team here at Dobie, assisting families and loved ones in making decisions about their wishes and future care needs. I truly love all aspects of my job in geriatrics and am grateful for the opportunity to meet and care for all my patients and their families.
Hello! My name is Char Whitman, RN and I am the Rehabilitation Services manager at Dobie’s Rehabilitation Services campus. Before joining Team Dobie over 10 years ago, I practiced nursing in the acute care setting for 17 years and gained certifications as a CRRN (certified rehab registered nurse) and in ACLS (advanced cardiac life support). My professional goal is to stay on the cutting edge of what is new in rehabilitation. Personally, I enjoy traveling, reading, teaching & mentoring others, and being a mom to my teenage son. It gives me great pleasure to represent Dobie’s rehabilitation services.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]