This past fall, Susan Cross joined our staff as the new health services director for our community. But it isn’t the first time she’s worked within these walls.
“I did clinicals at Wichita Presbyterian Manor for my LPN licensure when I was just becoming a nurse. It was a very good experience, with the nurses being very helpful and patient with students allowing the opportunity for a great learning experience,” said Susan.
In her new position, Susan is responsible for ensuring quality care for residents and finding ways to lead the nursing team while allowing their unique qualities to shine. It’s something she’s finding great joy in.
“I enjoy working with the team and overcoming obstacles. I am also impressed with the efforts of the Wichita Presbyterian Manor administration to show appreciation for staff, so it remains a great place to work.”
In the few months she’s been here, she’s also found that the people she works with and for are a big perk of the job.
“I enjoy the residents and families. There are so many neat resident histories and supportive families in the community. Seeing a smile or offering comfort to resident and families are probably the most rewarding aspects of my role. I also have found the nursing team very cohesive and so willing to support one another,” said Susan.
In her free time, Susan likes to relax and enjoys live music, gardening and watching KU basketball. She has twin step-daughters with her husband of 10 years, Rick.
Welcome to the team, Susan!