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- Activities, 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 2013-2019. 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 25 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!
Sophie Carlson- Social Services/Activities Director
Sophie Carlson, a familiar face in the Sutton community, may greet you on admission time or can be found in the Social Service office for any questions or concerns. She is currently enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and will graduate with her Bachelor's Degree in Gerontology in May of 2019. Sophie has been employed at SCH for many years within different departments: Dietary, Activities and now Social Services. She enjoys meeting and helping residents and their families in any way needed. If Sophie doesn't know the answer, she will find someone who does.
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 17 years ago and has spent 9 of those years as the Social Service Director. Working closely with new admissions, families, 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 Sophie, 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.
Dr. Douglas Althouse- Medical Director
Dr. Althouse is a past high school graduate from Sutton, so many of you may know him. He is a physician at Kearney County Health Services in Minden, NE. Dr. Althouse ensures the facility is compliant with regulations according to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services in addition to State and Federal Regulations. Dr. Althouse works with all of our medical providers and our nursing staff to ensure the highest quality of care is received.