Sutton Community Home, Inc. and Hillcrest View Assisted Living are non-profit corporations governed by a Board of Directors.
Sutton Community Home opened its doors in 1964 for the purpose of operating a home for the residents of the area. The facility is licensed to accept Medicare, Medicaid and Private Pay for residential and intermediate nursing care. We are licensed for 31 individuals in our facility; the perfect size for quality, individualized care.
Hillcrest View Assisted Living was opened for occupancy in 2002. It was built to meet the individual needs of each resident living within the facility, providing a pleasing and comfortable, home-like environment and a wide range of services and activities while maintaining each resident’s independence and ability for self-care. We are licensed for 20 individuals within our facility and accept Medicaid Waiver clients.
It is the commitment of the Sutton Community Home and Hillcrest View Assisted Living to provide for its residents an environment which allows them to receive the appropriate care and services so that they may attain or maintain the highest achievable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being in an effort to promote independence and to preserve dignity.
A primary objective of the staff is to help each resident attain and maintain the optimum of his or her physical and mental capacity, to be as self-sufficient as possible and to continue to develop new interests that will give life content and purpose. Working with the aging in a health care facility is both challenging and strenuous. It is also very satisfying. We strive to provide those we serve with the best possible care through the best utilization of available quality of care.
In 2013, Sutton Community Home was named a "Deficiency Free" facility from Nebraska State Surveyors. We look to continue our tradition of excellence.
A Continuum of Care
The Sutton Community Home and Hillcrest View Assisted Living provides Assisted Living, Residential Care, Adult Day Care, Skilled Care and Hospice Care.
Our staff consists of the best leaders in the industry. We are positive you will be satisfied with their knowledge and skill sets. Take a look at our professional leaders and see for yourself:
Itzul Diaz- Certified Activities Director, Winner of the 2013 Rural Health Development Department Head of the Year Award
Itzul obtained an Associate's Degree in Social Services at Hastings Community College and has a vast amount of experience at Sutton Community Home and Hillcrest Assisted Living, arriving in April 2001 and taking over the position of Activities Director in 2013. Itzul has been a huge success at coordinating local activities and trips in addition to the activities that take place daily at the facility. We make sure that requests for different activities are met and that a balance between resident desire for activities and private time are respected.
Nonda Goodall- Dietary Manager
A fixture at Sutton Community Home and Hillcrest View Assisted Living, Nonda began her career with us 22 years ago. She first began as a certified nursing assistant, then became a certified medication aide and eventually took over as bath aide and restorative therapy aide. Nonda's succession into management was a natural fit. She is not an "office only" manager. She enjoys working closely with her staff and takes the time to both cook and serve residents. She believes this keeps her in touch with resident and employee needs and we couldn't agree more!
Nax Ruiz- Social Services
Nax is a long-time employee of SCH/HCV. Nax graduated from Hastings Community College with a degree in Social Services and began work here 13 years ago and has spent 4 of those years as the Social Service Director. Working closely with new admissions, famililes, and resident concerns, Nax has a special aptitude for welcoming you to our home and making you feel secure from the moment you enter.
Lori Peter- Business Manager and Billing Specialist
Lori has her Associate's Degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. Here since 2010, Lori has the skills and experience to make sure each resident and family understand the billing process. Aided by Nax, these two ladies will help you or your loved one navigate Medicare/Medicaid with success. When you contact our facility, Lori will be one of your greatest resources for any questions you may have.
Erica Huxoll, RN- Director of Nursing
A native Sutton resident and graduate of Sutton Public Schools, Erica is an experienced nurse and began her medial career working with the elderly as an aide. Erica graduated with her RN from CCC in Grand Island and previously worked at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island. She enjoys working with older adults because of the knowledge older adults share and the experiences she has gained from working with them. Erica has always held a place in her heart for geriatrics and enjoys building relationships with our residents.
Dr. James Ohrt- Medical Director
Dr. Ohrt is the Chief of Staff for Henderson Health Care Services and also sees patients at our attached clinic, Sutton Family Practice. Dr. Ohrt earned his medical degree at UNMC and has been in the area since 2006. Dr. Ohrt ensures the facillity is compliant with regulations according to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services in addition to State and Federal Regulations. Along with visiting his own patients at our facility, he works with all of our medical providers to ensure the highest quality of care is recieved.
Hannah Elliott, MBA, MA- Administrator, Winner of the 2014 Rural Health Development Administrator of the Year Award
Hannah was previously the administrator for a 58 bed skilled nursing facility and 26 bed assisted living facility. Hannah has her Master's in Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration and a Master's degree in Gerontology. She is currently working on her PhD at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and enjoys the daily interaction with residents. Her favorite parts of the day include breakfast when she is able to table-hop and visit with the residents about their morning and during coffee time when she is able to share her experienes with the residents.