Presbyterian Village North (PVN) is pleased to announce a promotion and a new hire. With more than 40 years of experience in senior living, Michael Sims, MBA, LNFA, has been named associate executive director. Bridgette Scott, who has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry, has been named director of healthcare services. The executive director at Presbyterian Village North, Ron Kelly, made the announcements. Sims and Scott will work together to provide visionary leadership, fulfill administrative and operational duties and help manage teams to ensure excellent resident care. Both of them are both committed to staying informed about current policy changes and trends facing long-term care.
“We are delighted to welcome Bridgette to the team and to promote Mike so that he may continue serving our community in an outstanding way,” said Kelly. “They both have stellar track records and will ensure that we maintain our reputation for providing cutting-edge, evidence-based healthcare for older adults. Both are compassionate and caring and understand our mission to enrich the lives of those we serve by extending exceptional services in a faith-based culture. I look forward to working closely with them as we prepare to open a new state-of-the-art 60-bed transitional care unit next year.”
Prior to his role as associate executive director, Sims served as interim administrator at PVN. Sims has over 42 years of experience working in senior living and in continuing care retirement communities. Sims’s mother was a director of nursing at a community in Galveston when he was growing up, and he attributes her career to being the inspirational reason for choosing his own path in senior living. He has a bachelor of business administration from Lamar University and an MBA from Baylor University. In his role, Sims will oversee the day-to-day operations of assisted living and skilled nursing at PVN.
“I am looking forward to being a part of all the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead for Presbyterian Village North,” said Sims. “Our existing services and amenities are fantastic, and we have a multi-million dollar expansion in the works that will make our community an even better place for residents. I really enjoy working with seniors on a day-to-day basis. I delight in hearing their stories, where they have been, what they have done and any advice they have to share. I look forward to leading and growing our successful team, in which everyone comes together to deliver quality and compassionate care to residents.”
For Sims, every encounter with each resident is of the utmost importance. He believes that building strong and positive relationships with residents and their family members is a top priority. He says it is essential to expand your knowledge, build your experience, listen well and cooperate with others. Sims is dedicated to bringing all the talents of his team together in one focused direction.
Scott has been in healthcare for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PVN, Scott served as the administrator for a continuing care retirement community overseeing senior housing, assisted living and skilled nursing. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in recreational studies from the University of Florida and an MBA in health administration from the University of Dallas. She is a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator. Her background in recreation therapy and as a licensed nursing home administrator at a multi-level senior living community has provided her with clinical, managerial and operational insight to impact and serve residents holistically.
“My goals are to foster a culture of collaboration and respect and to communicate the overall vision and objectives of the organization to teammates in a manner that translates into measurable performance outcomes,” said Scott. “I have a passion for serving seniors through individualized, mission-based care. I am an active listener, am approachable and welcome concerns and suggestions. In addition, I make it a point to attend resident council meetings, have an open-door policy, make rounds daily to become a familiar face to residents, attend community-led events and am a member of the Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement Program, all of which help me grow to provide better leadership. I enjoy working at PVN because the commitment of the executive team to provide excellent service and quality care to residents is unparalleled. I also enjoy daily interactions with residents, who have unique life stories and experiences to share that demonstrate faith, perseverance, grace, joy and love throughout every phase of life. Their zest for an active, healthy lifestyle and personal commitment to self-directed quality of life inspire me.”
Director of healthcare services is a new role at PVN. Scott will be responsible for assisting the associate executive director in overseeing health care services. She will lead the community’s efforts to continuously improve patient and resident satisfaction in health care, especially as it undergoes a substantial expansion. Her responsibilities will include managing the admissions process, life enrichment, customer satisfaction and implementation of operational systems for efficiencies which includes full implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR).