We are passionately dedicated to improving the healthcare system because we all have had a personal experience with the struggle that comes with a change in health. We are here to help and support you and your family as you seek to improve or simply maintain your health and independence at home.
At Integrity, our mission is to identify and meet your home care needs and the needs of our employees with the unmatched skill, compassion, and integrity. Not just because it's the right thing to do, but because that's how we would like to be treated, too.
Founding Integrity Home Care + Hospice was the most exciting, soul-searching, faith-building, challenging, and fulfilling experience of my professional life. God breathed Integrity into existence through an amazing set of circumstances, working simultaneously through many people’s lives to bring us together for His purpose.
To care for His children, both caregivers and clients alike, with skill, compassion and integrity is a calling, an honor and a huge responsibility. I pray that we will always understand and pursue our true purpose…with clarity and passion.
It’s an honor to be in the position I am in as president of Integrity, and not something I take lightly. It’s more than a job for me, but an opportunity to help someone in need. Everyone has a need that can be met. A caregiver, a client, a colleague. Everyone is going through something, and in healthcare, that something can be huge. We touch lives every day. What an awesome privilege to do that. I hope that we continually create and maintain an environment and spirit in our people that our mission is deeper than just a job.
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I decided to change my career path to nursing as I was always the nurturer with my family and friends and was called to assist with any health predicament. I had to see firsthand what actual Nursing entailed. So, I quit my job in Restaurant Management and took a job as a Nurse’s Aide in a Nursing Home. I quickly learned the hard work in caring for many residents in a day and hearing their voices desiring to be in their own home and with their loved ones. As I went through nursing school and finished my R.N. degree I continued to work in the Nursing Home setting and then in Mental Health, but my passion for keeping others in their homes continued. I realized most of us when not feeling well ask to be at home as we enjoy the comfort of our residences and the enjoyment of being with our loved ones. I took the leap in the Home Health field and now over 25 years later Home Care is still my passion and my gratification. Instead of hands on nursing, I now have taken on an advocacy role- working with our legislators, state associations and state officials to make home care more accessible, justly regulated and leading the Home Care Industry in a progressive direction.
I have always had a passion for analytical work and how technology can be embedded into processes to provide improvement. It excites me to see we can implement new ideas that allow for better patient outcomes and experiences. From a more personal vantage point, I know that the time,cost, and efficiencies I can help save on the back end, doesn’t just keep us on the cutting edge, it allows for more dedicated time one on one for our teams working with clients and our leaders coaching them. That drives and rewards me all in a day’s work!
For me it’s all about helping people and giving it my all, knowing if I do this it will honor God. Technology comes natural for me and it’s just my way of helping others. I’m passionate about making things better and using technology to help people, improve patient care, and help the organization solve the complex business climate. I am happy to be part of Integrity’s quest in redefining home care.
I’ve always known I wanted to serve in a profession that helps others and makes a lasting impact on their lives. In 1999, I discovered the gift of home care and seeing those who were unable to advocate for themselves absolutely ignited a passion and protective nature within me. I was hooked! Having assisted in the initial startup of the Joplin office for Integrity Home Care and Hospice in 2000, I’ve been honored to serve in numerous roles from aide, scheduler, RN supervisor, director of nursing, to my current responsibilities. My goal and continued passion is to make a significant contribution to the health of those in our communities by creating and sustaining outstanding and efficient delivery of home care. While watching my own mother slowly slip away into dementia, I too have personally experienced and understand the importance and profound effect of a friendly smile, experienced guidance and skilled care. It’s personal, and it’s why I share and am deeply committed to Integrity’s mission and values.
We see what's coming before it does, and help you make proactive decisions that move you in the right direction.
When I started as a nurse in the hospital I always felt rushed providing care, that I could not spend enough time with my patients, and that I wasn’t really helping them. When I started in hospice, I realized how much more meaningful my time could be spent helping people and their families on their journey at the end of life. I choose to work at Integrity because they allow me to do what I love, have a voice, and are a growing and innovative company.
During my teenage years, I watched nurses with awe as my grandmother suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and my dad went through major heart surgery at a young age. I became a nurse because I wanted to take care of people and love on them when they didn’t feel good, just like those nurses did for my family. I found my calling when I began working in hospice, as this type of nursing allowed me to care for others in a way that no other role did. I quickly realized though, that it was about more than hospice, it was also about the months or years of life leading up to that. My passion has transformed to helping our aging society have the best quality of life possible, and teaching others the importance of this. The goal is to break down the barriers to getting our clients the services they need, improve the health care system, and close the gaps for the medically high risk population in our communities. Integrity Home Care + Hospice can be the organization that paves the way and makes a difference.
Hospice has allowed me to care for the whole patient and their family as they journey together in the final phase of a patient’s life. While every journey is different, they all give me the opportunity to learn and appreciate what really matters in life.
Prior to healthcare I was always involved in sports and team has always been important to me. I was always able to see the different dynamics between the good and bad teams and the similar characteristics each had.
I started my healthcare journey as a respiratory therapist because of my mother. She has severe COPD and went through several hospital stays being put on a ventilator. The RTs and RNs involved in her care would always patiently answer my questions about the ventilator and the why behind what was being done. Little did they know how much of an impact they had on me at the time.
Initially what I did not realize was how much of a team effort healthcare is. Doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, nurse aides and many support staff behind the scenes all working together to take care of someone else. I quickly realized that I wanted to not only impact patient care, but also help bring teams together to create a collaborative environment where we are all working together to help other people.
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I truly believe that we each have a calling and with this we have a journey and a story to tell. After graduating with a business degree, I knew that I wanted to enter the world of health care. My Grandmother was a nurse and her compassion for others inspired me to become a Registered Nurse. I was honored to receive my nursing degree in 1995. Since then, I have worked in a variety of roles in the hospital setting caring for patients at the bedside and later served in mentoring and management positions. Each step and experience set the stage for my future. While managing a Home Health & Hospice office, I confirmed that this area of health care was my opportunity to reach people further and support them in their home settings. Joining the Integrity team has been an incredible blessing to me. Each day, I look forward to sharing with others the wonderful services that Integrity Home Care & Hospice has to offer and the quality and compassion that is delivered to our patients and families.
The smile on a client’s face after you have given everything you have to help take care of them, is the most rewarding thing I feel I could receive. My language of appreciation is words of kindness, and a smile to me is all I need to know that someone is happy, it lights me up. From the beginning of life to the end of life I want to make sure that the service we provide is something that will last in their heart. There is something about someone who has lived a long, full life and I have been chosen to assure their last days with us are whatever they would like to imagine it should be. My heart is their heart when I am with my clients. I want to feel what they feel, and see it through their eyes as they continue to teach me about life day in and day out. My “why” is being able to give them everything they deserve when they can’t do it on their own.
I have been in the healthcare field for over 12 years. I have always known that taking care of others is what I am supposed to do, it is my passion. I worked in a nursing home as a CNA for 7 years, 5 of which I helped care for my grandma who was living in the facility. I felt blessed that I was able to take care of her during her last years of life. From the nursing home I found Integrity and helped take care of people in their homes. Seeing how happy my clients were being able to stay in their home made me wish that I would have known home care was an option for my grandma. Integrity has given me many opportunities for advancement in the 5 years that I have been here such as; Field Supervisor, Scheduler, Department Supervisor and now my current position as Branch Manager. Being able to reflect on my experiences as a caregiver in the field has provided me the tools to be an effective leader for my team. I am so grateful to have found Integrity, not only for my personal growth but also for the fulfillment I experience being part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of our clients and community.
I started working in the Home Health Care industry almost 30 years ago. I felt that I had finally found a profession that would allow me to combine my passion for helping others with my desire to have a meaningful and fulfilling career. I thought that this combination would allow me to always be working for something that I loved, and it has. When I started working for Integrity Home Care in 2001, I immediately felt that I had found my home. No matter what position I have held, I have always felt that my work is making a difference in the lives of our clients, our caregivers and the people I work with on a daily basis.
Throughout my career at Integrity, God has always been with me and has provided me with many opportunities to use my strengths to help Integrity grow and improve and thrive in the midst of the ever changing Home Care industry. God has blessed me every step of the way. I am so honored to be able to serve as Branch Manager for the Springfield office and work to fulfill our Mission every day, to help our clients remain in their homes for as long as possible and to provide meaningful work for our employees.
We guide your entire care journey -- building positive outcomes and ensuring you always feel at home with us. Because "home" just happens to be our middle name.
I came to work in healthcare because I wanted to help others. Human Resources happened to be what I stumbled upon to be able to make that happen. My why is to help and serve, in any way that’s needed. HR allows me to build relationships with so many different people, which in turn allows me to make an impact in their lives. It’s these relationships that allow me to see the impact that’s happened, to know that I somehow was able to help that person through a difficult or stressful situation. This is what I love to do.
I grew up completely surrounded by healthcare professionals—and one engineer—so, from an early age, I knew that healthcare—and likely, spreadsheets—would be part of my career. I’ve always felt drawn to people and especially to those who needed help. As I developed a passion for English and marketing, I struggled to find a way to mesh all of these things together. I did know this–every time I gave one up for the other, I felt like something was missing. After spending a decade in sales, leadership and marketing roles, I feel incredibly blessed to have finally found that place where my passion for people, love of healthcare and strengths in writing and marketing are able to collide spectacularly. I am deeply touched witnessing the compassion that flows freely from our team at Integrity as they honor life by caring for those we serve. I am so proud to create content and manage communication that reflects this tireless commitment both internally and to the world outside our walls.