Rand Gettler, Saint Anne of Winona CEO, to retire
The Benedictine Health System (BHS) announces the planned retirement of Rand Gettler, administrator/CEO of Saint Anne of Winona. While Gettler will end his seven year tenure at Saint Anne’s on October 1, 2013, he will continue to share his expertise with BHS on a part-time consulting basis.
“Saint Anne’s has been fortunate to have had Rand Gettler as its CEO for the past seven years,” said Gabriel Manrique, chair of the Saint Anne Board of Directors. “Rand has provided steady leadership and has provided a vision for growth of the organization. Because of his commendable work, Saint Anne will continue to be able to provide our community with vital services for many years to come. We wish him the best in the next phase of his life.”
“Rand has been a leader dedicated to creating a better care environment for those served at Saint Anne of Winona and to those who provide the care,” said Chris Boldt, BHS vice president of operations. During Gettler’s tenure, Saint Anne expanded its services to include a short stay transitional care unit and 30 additional assisted living units to Callista Court which included Ave Maria Place memory care.
“It has been an honor to lead this excellent faith-based organization. Saint Anne has a proud 50 year history and is positioned to continue to serve the community for another 50 years,” Gettler said.
Saint Anne has also been awarded several grants to enhance its care, including two state OSHA grants to install ceiling track lift systems to enhance safety and reduce injuries for residents and staff.
Gettler added, “It has been a joy to come to know and love so many residents over the years. The staff at Saint Anne is second to none. I will miss my many friends. The community support is outstanding.”
BHS has launched a comprehensive search to fill the position.
Saint Anne of Winona is a member of the Benedictine Health System, a non-profit health system based in Minnesota. Saint Anne of Winona includes Saint Anne Extended Healthcare with 109 skilled beds; Callista Court, a 105 unit independent and assisted living facility; the Benedictine Adult Day Center, a licensed adult day care program; and the Saint Anne Training Center for nursing assistants.
(Above, l - r: Tom Kukowski, Jenny Kluver, Shelly Stockhausen, and Laurie Anderson)
Saint Anne of Winona
Recognizes Employees for Service
Employees, Retirees, and Board Members of Saint Anne of Winona honored award recipients at the Awards Banquet held at the Signatures - Visions Event Center, on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
“Thank you for your
Dedication and Years of Service”
Shelly Stockhausen, LPN, Admission Coordinator
Tom Kukowski, Maintenance Technician
Janet Poss, LPN, Scheduling Coordinator
Laurie Anderson, Certified Nursing Assistant
Jenny Kluver, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing
Patty Edwards, Health Unit Coordinator
Paula Williams, Cook
Janet Ostrander, Certified Nursing Assistant
Allison Biesanz, MPT, Lead Physical Therapist
Tony Hatter, Culinary Aide
Dana Marquardt, Director of Human Resources
Audrey Mercier, Housekeeper
Mindy Schroeder, RN, MDS Coordinator
Lisa Sievers, Medicare Billing Coordinator
Betty Singer-Towns, Director of Pastoral Care
Karen Zibrowski, Physical Therapy Assistant
Saint Anne of Winona Honored with Benedictine Living Community Designation
Duluth, Minn. – The Benedictine Health System recognized Saint Anne of Winona, for substantially meeting all of the core elements of the Benedictine Living Community model.
Rand Gettler, Saint Anne of Winona’s CEO/administrator, was presented with a special plaque honoring the recognition at the Benedictine Health System Leadership Conference conducted last week in Duluth.
“The Benedictine Living Community model places a priority on care for the aging that brings health, independence, and choice to senior living,” said Steve Chies, BHS senior vice president, long term care operations. “In addition to providing access to a full spectrum of high quality services in a modern, safe and comforting environment, privacy and dignity of the individual resident is a focus within the Benedictine Living Community.”
To achieve Benedictine Living Community model requirements, a campus must demonstrate that it meets specific elements in the areas of mission, people, customer satisfaction, financial, physical plant, services provided and quality.
“I am very proud of my staff and our residents for this recognition.” Said Rand Gettler Administrator/CEO at Saint Anne’s.
“The BHS Board and entire organization congratulates Rand and the entire Saint Anne’s leadership team for this achievement,” Chies added.
Saint Anne of Winona joins seven other BHS facilities in achieving this designation – in Minnesota, Cerenity Senior Care – Marian of St. Paul, Cerenity Senior Care – White Bear Lake, Madonna Living Community, Rochester, St. Brigid’s at Hi-Park, Red Wing, St. Gertrude’s Health & Rehabilitation Center, Shakopee, and in North Dakota, St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson.
The Benedictine Health System (BHS) is a Catholic, mission-directed, values-based health care system that spans the full spectrum of long-term care. Sponsored by St. Scholastica Monastery, BHS owns and/or manages more than 40 long-term care facilities - nursing homes, assisted living and independent senior housing options in seven states. For more information, go to www.bhshealth.org.