"I have been a registered nurse for 45 years and have primarily worked with and cared for older adults and their families. I received my masters in nursing from Michigan State University. Although I am "retired" from full-time work, I continue to work a for local hospice in Grand Rapids about one day a week. I understand the complexity and frustration of working with health care providers and the heath care systems you depend on for your health. It is my goal to be present to each individual I serve, to practice with compassion and respect, to honor each individual's dignity, worth, and unique attributes, and to always be kind."
"I am a nurse on the oncology unit at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, where I started my career as a nurse 5 years ago. Nursing is a privilege and a passion for me, and I find comfort engaging with others and helping in any way I can and am able. In my free time, I spend it with my two cherished dogs. I also love my close circle of friends, yoga, and the outdoors."
"I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and obtained my nursing degree from a small Christian college there. My husband and I have 4 children, and we moved to the Grand Rapids area 10 years ago. At that time I decided that I wanted to volunteer at a retirement community in the area. It just so happened that they were starting an organization where they needed nurses, and they asked me if I would be interested. I have been in my current position since then. I am a very compassionate person who loves working with people, and I find it a joy to go to work each day. I know this is where God wants me to be, and I pray that I can be His hands and feet to the people whom I serve."
“I have been a Registered Nurse for 14 years, and I also have worked as a Respiratory Therapist for 7 years prior to my Nursing career. I have a compassionate and caring heart, and I have experience working with patients of all ages. Nursing is my passion, and I enjoy helping others and working alongside patients and their families. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 children, reading, and being outside doing various outdoor activities.”
"I began my nursing career in 1995 working 8 years as a Critical Care RN, then 5 years as an educator for clients with Congestive Heart Failure and for the past 11 years I have been working in Home Care. I am a people person, and I enjoy helping others which is what I believe I have been called to do. I enjoy gardening, crafting, and spending time with family/friends."
"I have been a registered nurse for around 12 years with experience in critical care, emergency medicine, and cardiology. I have worked both in hospital and clinical settings. Regardless of the location, my favorite thing about nursing is how it allows me to connect with people and help those in need. I know the healthcare system can be difficult to navigate and it is my goal to help patients and families better understand it so they can feel confident and empowered in their healthcare decisions. My husband and I are raising two young (and incredibly energetic) daughters and in my free time I enjoy cooking/baking, reading, crafting, and spending time with family and friends."
"I have lived in the Grand Rapids area for most of my life. I went to nursing school a few years after graduating with a business major. I enjoy caring for people, and nursing was a much better fit for me. Before having children, I worked for a few years at the Kent County Health Department; and after both my son and daughter were in school full time, I worked there part-time for several more years. I truly enjoy meeting new people and am glad to work for PEACE of Mind."
“I love caring for people! I became a nurse in 1993 after graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids. I started my career as a hospital nurse and later transitioned to a home healthcare organization where I worked for over 20 years. I have experience in assessments, lab draws, wound care, cardiocom, med management, and education. I truly enjoy nursing because it allows me to connect with many wonderful people and use my knowledge and skills to help them navigate and overcome healthcare challenges. My husband and I live in Spring Lake and we have been blessed with 3 wonderful children in our 25+ years of marriage. We love it here on the lakeshore and I am so excited to be able to serve people in my community as part of the PEACE of Mind team!”
"Nursing is my calling and passion! I earned my nursing degree at Hope College and have a wide range of experience at 3 different hospitals and 3 different retirement homes. Currently, I work part time as an RN on the progressive care unit (PCU) at Metro Health Hospital, where I have been for the past 17 years on various units.
There is a special place in my heart for our elderly. I enjoy building relationships with my patients, advocating for them, and walking them through the complicated medical system and health jargon. My husband and I, and our 3 active children, reside in Byron Center. Time outside of work is spent volunteering at church and school, traveling, and enjoying various outdoor activities. I am excited to be able to bless and serve others through PEACE of Mind!"