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The Bay at Eastview’s Wanda Hose Celebrates 25 years as Administrator

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State Sen. Mary Felzkowski Presents Certificate of Commendation in Honor of Service

ANTIGO, WI – The Bay at Eastview Health and Rehabilitation Center Tuesday celebrated the 25th anniversary of Wanda Hose as Administrator of the facility and was presented with a certificate of commendation from state Sen. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma). State Rep. Calvin Callahan (R-Tomahawk) also attended the ceremony.

“I am pleased to congratulate Wanda Hose on the anniversary of her 25 years of leadership at The Bay at Eastview Health and Rehabilitation Center,” Sen. Felzkowski said. “Wanda is exactly the kind of constituent I’m proud to represent; well-respected, community minded, and driven. Leaders like Wanda are what enable small Northwoods communities to flourish and innovate during these difficult times that we live in. Thank you, Wanda, for all that you do for the Residents and Staff at Eastview, and the Antigo community.”

Throughout her career, Wanda Hose has consistently emphasized two aspects: collaboration throughout the health care continuum, and training and mentorship of people within the long-term and post-acute care profession.

“I am happy to do anything that I can in the care continuum to make the flow of patient care more effective,” said Wanda, who has worked hard to collaborate with acute care providers and other longterm care facilities in the region.

Advancing excellence has been a constant source of emphasis in training and mentorship. In addition to her leadership of Eastview, which is a Five-Star Facility on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website, she has served as a Silver National Quality Award Examiner for the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). With this background, Wanda’s guidance has been valuable in reviewing and providing training for The Bay Health and Rehabilitation Centers participation in the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Awards.

Wanda’s example has blazed a trail for three generations of caregivers at Eastview. Her daughter has served as a Director of Nursing Services, activity aide, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), an Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON), and Director of Nursing (DON) of the facility. One Grand Daughter works as an aide in the dietary department. “She started at 15 – and she’s adorable,” said the proud Grandma. Another Grand Daughter is a CNA and is in nursing school.

“One or another of us is always working on a holiday,” Wanda said with a laugh.

Wanda has dedicated her life to long-term care. As a Registered Nurse (RN), Nursing Home Administrator (NHA), CNA, mentor, trainer, National Quality Award Examiner, Board Member, Committee Member, Community Leader, Wife, Mother, and Grandmother, Wanda has been a dedicated, thoughtful leader, who has made the world around her a better place.

Wanda started out at Eastview as a night shift RN in 1992, and subsequently served as the staff educator for two years, the CNA instructor, even took the certification to be a rehabilitation nurse, until she was approached by the Director of Operations for the operations company of Eastview at the time, and was asked to serve as the interim administrator. Since getting her NHA license in 1997, Wanda has been the leader of Eastview.

Earlier this month, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News recognized Wanda’s leadership with a “Veteran VIP Award,” which is a part of the national trade publishing company’s “Women of Distinction Awards.”

“On behalf of all of The Bay Health and Rehabilitation Centers, I am thrilled to congratulate Wanda Hose on 25 years of service to Eastview and the Langland County area,” said John Vander Meer, Director of Business Development for Champion Care, which is proud to be the operations company for The Bay at Eastview. “Thank you for all that you do for our great Residents and the superb Staff Team here at Eastview.”

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