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New housekeeping supervisor grateful for the opportunity to advance her career

In August, Leah Martin was promoted to the role of housekeeping supervisor at Wichita Presbyterian Manor.

Leah joined the community as a member of the housekeeping staff in 2015. Aside from the time she took to care for her son during his treatment for cancer in 2018 and 2019, she has been here ever since.

At first, Leah’s role at Presbyterian Manor was just a job, but it turned out that “It was exactly what I needed,” she said.

“I had never worked at a community like this before,” she said.

Her previous experience was in cleaning private homes. At Presbyterian Manor, Leah got her start in the independent living neighborhood.

“Once everyone started moving into the Westerly, I got to know everyone,” she said. “I’ve just loved the place ever since.”

The housekeeping staff is blessed to provide a service the residents are always glad to receive, Leah said. Health care visits aren’t always fun, but everyone appreciates the transformative nature of a freshly cleaned room.

And the best part of her job is the opportunity to continually renew the relationships she has with members of the Presbyterian Manor community.

“A lot of them are my friends now,” she said. “You develop a bond. And over the years, I’ve seen a lot of them move through different levels of care.”

In her new role, Leah supervises a staff of about 15 workers, which includes three laundry attendants.

“I’m excited,” she said. “I feel like it’s time because I can work in every area here, and I have.”

She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to advance in her career, because she couldn’t see herself leaving Presbyterian Manor for another opportunity.

“I wanted to grow here because I love this place.”

Leah has three sons and three daughters, including a set of 18-year-old triplets who are entering their senior year of high school. Her oldest is 22 years old and her youngest is 9.

Needless to say, life is “never boring,” Leah reports.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her children and going fishing with her significant other.

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