Our Staff

Our staff consists of 170 full-time and part-time individuals. Training for the staff is done departmentally as well as uniformly. Our staff of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nurse Aides offer 24 hour quality professional care and services to the residents who reside in the Skilled Nursing, Intermediate and Residential Care Areas of our facility. Nursing department employees receive specific, detailed information and instruction on our quality care expectations.  The maintenance, housekeeping, activity, dietary, night watchman and laundry departments provide employment to approximately 70 full-time and part-time employees.  We also have several office/administrative staff personnel.

Meet Our Staff

Patrick Britton, Administrator

Patrick serves the LGSNH as Administrator. Patrick received his Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Master’s in Social Gerontology, from CMSU. He brings 20 plus years of healthcare experience, mainly in long term care and hospice, and has been with LGSNH since 2011. Patrick enjoys interacting individually with residents and their families, to ensure the best care is given in each unique situation. He lives in the Warrensburg area with his wife and daughter.

 

Sherry Graham, Assistant Administrator

Sherry is the Assistant Administrator and Social Services Director. She has her degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a Certificate of Gerontology.  Sherry is a licensed Administrator.  She brings more than 15 years of Geriatric Health Care experience. Sherry belongs to many community groups and strives to educate families about their options in Long Term Care. She also assists the Social Service Director with daily operations. Sherry, and her family, live in Blackburn.
 

Abbie Wasson, D.O.N.

Abbie is the D.O.N. Having been born and raised in Concordia, Abbie has experienced the Good Shepherd Home/Lutheran Nursing Home through both community and family experiences. Abbie has been an R.N. since 2002 with prior experiences including acute care, home care, and hospice care. Abbie is proud to work in the community where she lives.
 

Nicole Sartin, Business Office Manager

Nicole is the Business Office Manager for the Good Shepherd Care Community.  She has a BSBA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and post baccalaureate credits in Human Resources.  Nicole has 13+ years experience of accounting in the healthcare industry.  She joined the team in May 2016.  She enjoys using her knowledge and skills to benefit residents and employees, and is excited to work for such a caring organization.  Nicole, her husband Steve, and one daughter live and farm south fo Concordia.
 

Barbara Green, Dietary Manager

Barb is our Certified Dietary Manager. She received her certification from Barton County Community College, in Fort Riley, KS. Barb has over 33 years’ experience in food service. She began her career working for the State of Missouri, at the Higginsville Habilitation Center and The Veteran’s Home in Warrensburg. Barb also spent some time working at UCM (Sodexo Food) before joining our team at the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home. Barb has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. She lives in the Higginsville area. Barb says she “absolutely loves the atmosphere here. Everyone feels like family.”
 

Nancy Warner, Activities Director

Nancy is the Activities Director of the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home. She is certified through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals Organization and Missouri Certified Activity Directors. She began her career here in 1985. First, working for three years as a Certified Nurse Assistant and has worked as the Activity Director since 1988. Nancy has three children and six grandchildren. In her spare time she likes gardening, reading, cooking and traveling to see her family.


Sue Bryson, Environmental Services Dir. & Laundry Services Supervisor

Sue Bryson serves as the Environmental Services Director as well as the Laundry Services Supervisor. Sue moved to Concordia from the West Coast, in 1999 and began working in the Laundry Dept., here at the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home, in 2000. Prior to joining our team, Sue was a customer service manager for Wells Fargo, for 13 years. Sue has also spent time working in retail and restaurant service. In 2012, Sue moved into her position as Supervisor for both Laundry and Environmental Services. Sue lives in Concordia, with her husband.


Staff Training 


In addition to in-house facility staff training, our facility is a geriatric training resource for students enrolled in the Registered Nursing Program at Central Missouri State University and the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Warrensburg Vocational Technical School.

Care plans are created for many of our residents by the interdisciplinary care plan team consisting of nursing, activities, dietary, social services and administrative employees. The care plan developed is important as it becomes a guide to the daily, routine or special care issues that a resident may have. The care plan changes as the resident’s needs change.

Our social services director’s role is extremely important to the resident, their familiy and the facility. The director displays the utmost concern with residents and family upon admission to the facility and thereafter. Social services may provide assistance with the resident’s personal, family, financial and other care issues as they arise.

Good Shepherd Care Community see its residents as family. We are a community within a community that truly cares about the health and well being of everyone we serve.