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Director of nursing brings wealth of experience, love for Newton to new job

After spending 40 years as a resident of El Dorado, Jennifer Gillmore recently relocated to Newton to become Presbyterian Manor’s director of nursing—but that doesn’t mean she’s unfamiliar with her new surroundings.

“Newton has always been like a second home to me,” said Jennifer. “I have many family members who have lived here in the past as well as currently.”

When Jennifer began contemplating a permanent move to Newton and started to look at jobs, Presbyterian Manor quickly rose to the top of her wish list based on reputation alone.

“I was interested in a position at Newton Presbyterian Manor because I had heard positive feedback about the community and PMMA as a whole,” said Jennifer.  

Jennifer ultimately landed the position at Presbyterian Manor thanks to her 24-year career as a registered nurse, which has included experience in medical/ surgical acute care, obstetrics and dialysis. Jennifer has also spent 19 years in long-term care during which she served as a minimum dataset coordinator and a director of nursing.

After a long, successful career, Jennifer attributes her ongoing passion for nursing to the ability to be in service to others.

“I just enjoy being able to be an advocate for others while providing comfort and compassionate care,” said Jennifer.

In her short time at Newton Presbyterian Manor, Jennifer has been struck by overall hospitality of everyone she has come in contact with.

“I have had the opportunity to meet some of the wonderful residents and staff,” said Jennifer. “Everyone has been very helpful, and I just want to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome.”

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