FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sun City, Arizona – Tuesday, April 26, 2011 – Sun Valley Lodge celebrated its annual Employees Years of Service party and counted two key directors among the honorees: Director of Nursing, Bobbi Jackson, and Executive Director, Michael Fahey.
Marketing Director Mike Kloberdanz said, “Much of the success the Lodge has enjoyed over the past decade can be attributed to Michael and Bobbi. In terms of quality and caring, they set the bar high. Their efforts are also responsible for employee satisfaction. Fully 36% of all our employees have been with us for at least five years. ”
Bobbi came to the Lodge in 2001 from Eastern Star Retirement Center in Phoenix where she held a similar position. An Ohio native, Bobbi has 25 years of geriatric nursing experience in Arizona. She started as an LPN and became a Registered Nurse in 1987. In 2003 Bobbi was instrumental in helping Sun Valley Lodge establish an assisted living program.
Now going into his 34th year of Senior Living Management, Michael holds a master’s degree in Long Term Care Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Arizona. Much of his career has been spent working in the nonprofit service sector and caring for seniors. Over the course of his career, Michael has received three Governor Appointments to the State Board of Examiners for Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Managers, and has been both President and Vice President of the state agency.
Also honored at the event were one employee for 40 years of service, five employees for 15 years, nine for 10 years, and 16 employees for 5 years.
Sun Valley Lodge is located at 12415 N. 103rd Avenue in Sun City. For more information please call (623) 933-0137.
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