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While she isn’t new to Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, Betsy Geddes is new to our Newton campus as she joined us in January in her new role as the director of nursing.

“We’re thrilled to keep Betsy within the PMMA family and have her bring her experience as health services director at our Sterling campus to us. She has a very warm personality that we all enjoy, and our residents and staff will benefit from having her experience on our team,” said Marc Kessinger, executive director of Newton Presbyterian Manor.

Previously, Betsy was the health services director at Sterling Presbyterian Manor. A registered nurse since 1995, she began in the field as a certified nursing assistant at the Sterling campus in 1990. Since then she has served as charge nurse and MDS (minimum data set) coordinator, unit manager and director of nursing in other communities. At Presbyterian Manor, she was the nurse manager for Westwood until she was named health services director in early 2015.

But for Betsy, our Newton campus is making her feel right at home. “I enjoy serving others, whether that be staff or residents, and I really enjoy my working team,” said Betsy.

You may have noticed Betsy has a four-legged assistant, too.

“My therapy dog is Anahi, which means ‘beautiful.’ The residents, as well as staff, enjoy her visits. She has a therapeutic and calming effect,” said Betsy.

Betsy lives in the country between Nickerson and Hutchinson and enjoys spending time with her husband of 20 years. They have nine children, one grandchild, one dog, one cat and one bird.

PHOTO: Betsy Geddes is the new health services director. Her four-legged assistant is Anahi, a certified therapy dog.

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