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Tami Temple was named health services director in February. Staff celebrated with a cake.[/caption]

McFarland Center residents know Tami Temple for her caring smile and long list of questions.

As a Minimum Data Set coordinator, Tami assessed a patient’s need for care and developed personalized care plans.

For the past nine years, Tami worked with residents’ family members and demonstrated compassionate leadership during individual care plan meetings. In February, Tami took on a new role as the director of nursing and as the health services director for McFarland Center.

“I was ready for a new challenge,” Tami said. “I’ve always been in nursing management, but joining the administrative team of Newton Presbyterian Manor will teach me about the inner workings of this great organization.”

Tami began working as an evening charge nurse at Presbyterian Manor in 1996 as a new graduate of Hesston College’s nursing program. Her roles included stints as the Haury Place coordinator, and an infection control and wound care nurse. She then worked elsewhere in long-term care and hospice before returning to Presbyterian Manor.

Tami is married to Ron. They have three daughters and six grandchildren, who range in age from 3 to 13. Tami said that spending time with her grandchildren fills her time when she is not at work. Congratulations, Tami!

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