Stacey Winter, M.A., RD, has been named the new administrator for The Living Center, a long-term care facility on the campus of Fitzgibbon Hospital and operated by Fitzgibbon Health Services Inc. Winter is a resident of nearby Alma, Mo., and has worked in Saline County for nearly 20 years.
“Stacey comes to us with great compassion for her patients and years of experience in caring for others. She will be a great leader for our staff and residents at The Living Center,” said Darin Haug, D.O., president and CEO of Fitzgibbon Hospital. “We are thrilled to have her.”
Winter obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and a master’s degree from Trident University in California. She obtained licensure as a registered dietitian and served in that capacity at Fitzgibbon Hospital for 10 years. She also taught at the University of Central Missouri prior to obtaining her nursing home administrator’s license.
In addition to her career, Winter has four children. Kaylee is a junior at Santa Fe High School in Alma. Cole is an eighth grader; Bryce is a sixth grader, and Carleigh is in the second grade at Trinity Lutheran School.
“I like to spend my free time with my family and going to their sporting events. I am an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Alma, and I also serve on the board of the Marshall Chamber of Commerce,” said Winter.
Winter is passionate about making sure seniors are treated with the honor and respect they deserve.
“I chose to work in long-term care because I believe our seniors deserve respect, dignity and attention,” said Winter. “My favorite thing about working in long-term care is the opportunity to develop relationships with the residents and their families. I especially enjoy assisting residents and their families through the confusing world of long-term care.”
Being a mom of four children, Winter is always multitasking and says she is always prepared for the unexpected.
“Long-term care is an ever-changing and challenging field. It is my goal to do everything I can to create a great place to live and to work,” said Winter, when asked about joining The Living Center. “Working together, we can improve the lives of the seniors in our community.”
The Living Center is a fully-licensed Medicare certified 99-bed long-term care facility that offers skilled nursing, special care unit for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, and round-the-clock care in a home-like, atmosphere. For more information visit www.fitzgibbon.org or call (660) 886-9676 to schedule a tour.