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“It seems to me that God is using CHCC to assemble a small but seasoned part of his family. His presence is everywhere…the halls, the dining room, the activity room, therapy, etc., but most of all in the eyes and smiles of the people. All the people, not only those who live there, but all who work there. CHCC is not just a care center, but an extension of God’s love.” Don

Christian Health Care Center is operated by a team of dedicated healthcare professionals. They have each committed to work alongside each other, promote a team effort within our facility and maintain the highest quality care possible.

Patrick O'Neill, nursing home CEO Chief Executive Officer: Patrick O’Neill  uses his experience managing larger nonprofit, faith-based organizations to provide oversight and management to all departments at CHCC. He also works closely with the board of directors on strategic, long-range planning.
Coming soon! Chief Financial Officer:  CHCC’s CFO oversees financial reporting, auditing and annual budgets. They manage CHCC’s accounting department, providing financial information that helps managers and the board of directors make informed decisions.
Tonja Myers, nursing home administrator Administrator: Tonja Myers works alongside CHCC’s CEO to provide leadership for the facility. She directs and manages facility operations, supervises members of the management team, monitors quality assurance goals, ensures compliance with state and federal regulations and supports residents and their families in many ways. logo-linkedin just in
Kari Heeringa, human resources Human Resources: Kari Heeringa ensures staffing levels are sufficient throughout CHCC, is responsible for a full range of HR programs for more than 220 employees and assures CHCC maintains its compliance with local, state and federal laws. She also coordinates our generous employee benefit programs. Please view our employment page for a list of current openings.logo-linkedin just in
IMG_3743-2 Nursing: As CHCC’s director of nursing, Heather Lewis, RN leads our health care team and directs all aspects of the facility’s 24-hour nursing team. She helps keep residents safe by ensuring caregivers are properly trained and makes sure the facility complies with State and Federal guidelines.
Nursing: Michele Heutink, RN serves as CHCC’s assistant director of nursing. She supports the director of nursing by making daily rounds to assess patient needs. She also coordinates quality assurance, infection control, central supply programs, and staff training.
Steve Wallace, social services Social Services: Steve Wallace manages our social services team as they asses care needs upon admission and prior to discharge. The department works closely with representatives of St. Joseph Hospital, Whatcom County Hospice, assisted living facilities and adult family homes to ensure patients have access to appropriate care providers. logo-linkedin just in
Sarah Thomas - admissions department Admissions: Sarah Thomas works closely with CHCC’s management team, residents and their loved ones. Her primary duties include identifying the care needs of potential residents, overseeing the admission process and communicating with Whatcom County health care providers.
Steve Lewis, nursing home facilities manager Environmental Services: Steven Lewis manages our maintenance, housekeeping and laundry departments. His team is involved with project planning and implementation of interior and exterior facility improvements as well as managing grounds and transportation maintenance.
Deanna Miller, resident account manager Resident Accounts: Deanna Miller manages accounts receivable and assists residents and families with their trust money accounts. She also works in conjunction with the director of business services to maintain accurate facility records and serves as liaison between CHCC and Medicare.
Mary Caitlin Anderson, nursing home activity driector Therapeutic Recreation: Mary Caitlin Mc. Anderson works to meet the physical, emotional/spiritual and social needs of each resident. She assess individual resident capabilities and then works with our volunteer coordinator to schedule a full calendar of activities each month.
Katie Taylor, medical records professional Medical Records: Katie Taylor coordinates our medical records systems to ensure accuracy, confidentiality and compliance with state and federal requirements. She uses several facility and state computer systems to input physician orders, ensure patient files are accurate and respond to medical records requests.