Category Archives: Employee

Learn more about Jessica Donelson and Chas Cramer

Jessica Donelson and Chas Cramer

Jessica Donelson and Chas Cramer

While they’re fairly new to Fulton Presbyterian Manor (within the past six months), Jessica Donelson and Chas Cramer bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in their prospective fields.

Jessica is the new health services director and previously worked at ConAgra Brands as the occupational health nurse/manager/safety specialist. She attended North Central Missouri College where she earned her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and is certified as a Registered Nurse. read more

Chris Buchholz: perfect attendance since 2007

For more than 10 years, CNA/Bath Aide Chris Buchholz hasn’t missed a day of work. That’s not an expression or over-exaggeration. It’s an absolute fact.

“One of the values and morals my mom taught me is that if I want something, I have to work for it. She taught me how important it is to be at work and on time, no matter what your job is. No matter what I had going on, I’ve never called into work. I always schedule my appointments around work, or I’m sure to take off if I need it,” said Chris. “If there is a lot of snow and I’m snowed in, I’ve called our maintenance department or administrator, in the past, to pick me up so that I’m able to be there for our residents.” read more

Get to know: Karen Werdenhausen

Karen helps PATH patient Genevieve Conner, who successfully completed the program and was able to return home.

During the month of October, we celebrate a very important part of our Fulton Presbyterian Manor family: our physical therapists! Karen Werdenhausen has been helping our residents improve and regain function for more than 11 years. 

“Karen is a wonderful asset to us and our residents. She is very kind, passionate and shows a lot of love and care to our residents, no matter if they are here for just a short time or long term,” said Keri Edwards, administrative services director. 

Social Services Director Donna Hunter had even more wonderful things to say about Karen.   read more

Praise for Promotions!

Praise for Promotions!
Congratulations to two Fulton Presbyterian Manor employees who’ve recently earned promotions. We appreciate their dedication, and celebrate their advancements!

Bessie Boese has been promoted to MDS Coordinator


Bessie Boese: Bessie is currently taking online classes through Moberly Area Community College in Mexico. She is in the Accelerated Associate Degree in Nursing (AADN) program to obtain her RN. She’s been promoted to MDS Coordinator after serving most recently in medical records.

Elinda Trower:
Elinda will begin classes with Moberly Area Community College (Mexico) in the spring of 2018. She will be enrolled in the Accelerated Associate Degree in Nursing (AADN) program to obtain her RN. She was previously serving as an LPN, and will now be in medical records.

Elinda Trower is now serving Fulton
Presbyterian Manor in medical records.

Her favorite thing about working at Fulton Presbyterian Manor is the residents. “I love that they all become family. I enjoy making sure that they get the best possible care: the care that they deserve,” said Elinda. “I’m looking forward to learning new things, and exploring what possibilities are out there for an LPN.”
Congratulations to Bessie and Elinda! read more

Q&A with staff scholarship winners

Every spring, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America employees have the opportunity to apply for continuing education assistance awards. Sarah Oenning, PMMA’s development director, credits groups of private donors with the vision many years ago to set up endowments at some PMMA communities for employee education.

“It’s been a priority for a really long time,” Sarah said. “We know that donors saw that employee education was important and worth supporting. I have a vision for growing the endowed funds so that programs can be funded by returns on those investments. We have to be planting those seeds today. We’re having more conversations now with donors about what their gift is going to do. We want to do things that are going to impact the generation of tomorrow.” read more

Get to know: John DeBrodie

Human Resource Director John DeBrodie

Human Resource Director John DeBrodie

Human Resource Director John DeBrodie started his career at Fulton Presbyterian Manor two and a half years ago as a floor technician. To say John’s career history has been interesting is an understatement, and his variety of experience makes him great at identifying people’s strengths and employment potential.

“I was a 911 dispatcher after graduating high school. I was with B&B Theatres for eight years at various levels of management (booth and property manager, operations manager, and general manager). I worked for the University of Missouri School of Medicine as a forensic technician, where I assisted with forensic and medical autopsies. While working there, I also worked for a local mortician, where I assisted with embalming and transporting deceased for funerals. I moved to Seattle to pursue music and worked on the docks for about a year, returned home and started working at Presbyterian Manor as a floor technician,” said John. read more

Get to Know: Patty Hellebusch

New Health Services Director Patty Hellebusch isn’t new to the nursing profession. With 44 years of experience, she’s knowledgeable about hospitals and long-term care communities especially. She’s looking forward to using her knowledge here at Fulton Presbyterian Manor.

She really enjoys being able to teach and train her staff, and when she’s not at work, you can find her on the farm, on the river, or in the garden. She also sings with her church choir. Welcome, Patty! read more

Audrey Ray of Sunshine

20170328_112411-2“She is always smiling and is so good to everyone, no matter how they treat her. Audrey is always encouraging even on our worst days.”

Resident Helen Epple echoes the sentiments of those served by Restorative Aide Audrey Ray, whose positive attitude and willingness to help others enhances quality of life at Fulton Presbyterian Manor.

“Audrey can be gone for two days and it feels like it’s been two months.”

Fortunately for Helen, Audrey is around often, and has been for the past 22 years. read more

Honoring administrative professionals

IMG_0281-2Ask anyone who’s been in a workplace, and they’ll tell you the heart of the organization is often the administrative professional. Mostly behind the scenes, they keep things running smoothly, making it easier for everyone else to do his or her job.

We’re honored to recognize our Administrative Services Director Bonnie Russell this month, with Administrative Professionals Day celebrated on April 26. She’s been at Fulton Presbyterian Manor since December 2016, and she brings with her a lifetime of service experience in both the workplace and community. read more

Front and center and behind the scenes

20170131_091839-2If you ask Keri Edwards what her typical day is like, she’ll have a lot of different things to describe. She wears multiple hats and has to keep many plates spinning to keep things running smoothly. And she manages this pace all while taking the time to build relationships with residents.

Keri was hired as the accounting assistant in October 2011 and was promoted to human resources director, while continuing to handle the accounts payable and receivable. In April 2014 she was promoted to marketing director, while keeping all previous duties. Her title changed in May 2016 to administrative services director. read more