Susie Stamm, the Director of Central Supply at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center, began working at the facility as a high-school student in 1970.
“I didn’t come to Cedar Haven thinking that I would be a nurse, but I soon found that this was my niche.” Forty-five years later, it’s safe to say that Susie never looked back. She has been an asset to the Cedar Haven staff and the Lebanon community because of her high quality work with the residents and staff over the years.
A year after signing on as a Nursing Assistant, Susie went on to earn her LPN degree and started working at Cedar Haven right away after graduation. After working many years as a Charge Nurse, Susie decided it was time to pursue a different avenue of nursing, so she applied to work in Central Supply. Though she still loves bedside nursing, she enjoys her position because of the opportunity to learn new things.
Susie still gets out to visit with residents and interact with her co-workers. She enjoys helping with the Eye Clinic on Tuesdays. She also does a lot of cleaning and sterilizing. She noted that “we pride ourselves on keeping the place very clean.”
Another important aspect of Susie’s position is ensuring that everything is in stock, keeping costs down, and looking at new ways to address medical needs for our residents. For example, Susie pioneered a new way to use oxygen concentrators on some floors to improve quality of care.
As a Lebanon local who has been a part of the Cedar Haven team for many years, Susie shared about the local sense of community that makes this facility unique. She noted that some members of her own family have stayed at Cedar Haven as residents, including her mother and father-in-law. For this reason, her job to care for all residents on a daily basis hits home for her in a personal way.
Please join us in thanking Susie for her excellent work at Cedar Haven and her personal dedication to serving our residents with a high quality of care over the past forty-five years.