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Life Care Center of McMinnville nurse reaches 15-year aim to become RN

Bethany Selsor, RN

On March 9, 2017, Bethany Selsor, a nurse at Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, received the reward she had been working toward for 15 years – she officially became an RN.

Selsor decided she wanted to become a registered nurse 20 years ago, when she saw a TV special on abuse in nursing homes. She felt inspired to do something about the problem by becoming a nurse....

Life Care Center of McMinnville helps stroke patient regain function

Ken Patocka came to Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, for rehabilitation after having a stroke.

When he arrived on May 11, 2016, Patocka could not walk because of the way the stroke had weakened his left side. It had also impacted his ability to take care of himself, speak and eat. He needed two people to help him with his self-care tasks, and he could only tolerate 5 minutes of physical activity at a time.

Three Life Care Center of McMinnville associates wound care certified

Amy Asato, director of nursing; Kadie Lee, resident care manager; and Zo Tewksbury, physical therapist

On July 11, 2016, three associates from Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, passed the Wound Treatment Associate exam and became wound care certified

Amy Asato, director of nursing; Kadie Lee, resident care manager; and Zo Tewksbury, physical therapist, all underwent training in the WTA program, which parent company Life Care Centers of America uses for training associates nationwide in wound care.

Life Care Center of McMinnville hosts car show for Father’s Day

Resident Timothy Howard in his 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, with his brother standing

On June 17, 2016, Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, kicked off Father’s Day weekend with a car show and barbecue.

About 30 guests attended, and associates served chili dogs, chips and watermelon, along with soda in old-fashioned glass bottles. Residents took a look at the 15 classic cars on display in the parking lot and voted for Best in Show.

Life Care Center of McMinnville sponsors golf tournament

LCC McMinnville

On Sept. 28, 2015, Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, sponsored a golf tournament to raise money for cancer treatment and research.

Held at the Michelbook Country Club in McMinnville, the Barium Cup Golf Classic is the largest annual fundraiser for the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation. Since 2002, the tournament has generated more than $800,000 to benefit the foundation’s patient assistance and education programs.

Life Care Center of McMinnville hosts second semi-annual blood drive

Life Care Center of McMinville hosts blood drive

On Sept. 25, 2015, Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, hosted its second semi-annual blood drive to support the American Red Cross.

The drive was open not only to associates but to the public as well. Eighteen people donated, six of whom were first-time donors. The event collected enough blood to help 54 people.

Life Care Center of McMinnville associates participate in Turkey Trot

Life Care Center of McMinnville’s Turkey Trot team 2015

Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, sponsored the local Turkey Trot 8K/5K run on July 11, 2015, and nine associates from the facility took part in the event.

The Turkey Trot benefits the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation and the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s the most popular and longest-running health and fitness event in McMinnville, with more than 500 participants.

Carrie Seits named Business Office Manager of the Year

Seits poses with her award

Carrie Seits, business office manager for Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, was named Business Office Manager of the Year for the Life Care Centers of America’s Columbia Region in July 2015.

Associate spotlight: Matt Berry, speech therapist

Matt Berry, speech therapist

Meet Matt Berry, a member of our therapy team at Life Care Center of McMinnville.

Ever since he was a child, Matt has been fascinated by foreign languages, accents and dialects. Motivated to improve the lives of others, Matt decided to do so by plugging into this natural passion.

Associate spotlight: Kayla Winkler, lymphedema therapist

Kayla Winkler, lymphedema therapist

Meet Kayla Winkler, a member of our therapy team at Life Care Center of McMinnville.

Born and raised in McMinnville, Kayla earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Pacific University and a certification in lymphedema through the Norton school. She loves living and working in her hometown and seeing lots of familiar faces.