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Introducing Alex Peak

Alex Peak stepped into the position of marketing director at Parsons Presbyterian Manor in January.
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July 20, 2020

Charge nurse found her calling in solving problems, caring for people

When Jane Swezey enrolled in nursing courses, she viewed them as a means to an end.“My original plan was to become a nurse so I could put myself through veterinary school,” Jane said. She grew up with animals, including the barrel horses she learned to train.To Jane’s surprise, nursing suited her.“I’ve always liked figuring out what was wrong with people and helping them to feel better,” Jane said. She discovered she was good at it, too.Jane works as the day c...
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April 14, 2020

Charge nurse does lots of ‘follow-up and follow-through’

“I’m a patient advocate for sure,” said Allison King, charge nurse for Parsons Presbyterian Manor. “I like helping people feel better, and I always want what’s best for them.”Her desire to better the lives of others inspired Allison to choose nursing as a career. She began as a certified medication assistant at Presbyterian Manor while she advanced her education at Labette Community College.Allison worked on an as-needed basis as a licensed practical nurse, th...
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March 26, 2020

Social worker an integral part of residents’ care team

Babette Collins begins each new relationship with a resident in the same way: with a deep dive into their life story.The social services director at Parsons Presbyterian Manor coordinates the care plan for each resident in long-term care. It all begins with a social history. This conversation about the resident’s life may take upwards of two hours, depending on how much they want to share.“I feel honored to listen to their story,” Babette said.
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February 26, 2020

Parsons welcomes Becky Nash

Becky Nash has been in the workforce for 40 years, but when she accepted the position of life enrichment director at Parsons Presbyterian Manor in September, she began the second job of her career.Prior to joining the Presbyterian Manor, Becky worked for “Farm Talk,” a weekly agricultural newspaper
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January 15, 2020
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