It seems the theme of 2021 is opportunity and change. We are eager to announce our new DON starting in June. Tracey Martin, RN, BSN is our new Director of Nursing. She is from this area and has lived in Arizona and Minnesota as well. She has been an Assisted Living Director of Nursing, Home Health Director, and worked in hospitals specifically with the discharge teams to reduce re-hospitalizations. I am excited for her to get started and for what her knowledge and experience will bring to The Gardens of Cedar Rapids.
We are also grateful for the loosening of restrictions related to COIVD that have allowed in room dining for our families, more visits out of the building for our residents, and some loosening of the visiting and group dining restrictions. We continue to be hopeful for more positive changes in this area.
Onward 2021, we look optimistically on the opportunities and changes yet to come.