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Learn about Melissa Kindred, Nursing Director!

For those who don’t know me, my name is Melissa Kindred and I’m the Nursing Director at Prairie Ridge of Galena. I joined the Prairie Ridge team in August of 2019 and I’m responsible for coordinating the care for residents in the community. In addition to creating personalized care plans for residents, I also lead our professional nursing and care teams. There are no two days that are alike in this role but one of my favorite things about this job is getting to know each of our residents and their loved ones.

I graduated from the University of Dubuque with my Bachelor of Science Nursing and Psychology in 2014. Shortly after graduation, I began my nursing career at MercyOne in Dubuque, IA on their Medical-Surgical floor. I really enjoyed my time there and educating my patients while helping them on their journey to recovery. In the summer of 2020, I completed my Master of Nursing with Holistic Concentration at Tennessee State University.

When I’m not working, I enjoy time spent with my husband of 14 years and our wonderful son and daughter. From football, soccer, baseball, ice skating, dance, hiking, swimming, we keep busy as a family. We absolutely love being outside and enjoy day trips while exploring mother nature and all her beauty.

It's such an honor to serve all the residents and their families at Prairie Ridge. I'm also so proud of all the team members we have here. I look forward to the future of this company and the support we will continue to provide to our lovely local community.

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