Learn from two rural nursing homes that will share their strategies for success in making significant improvements in quality of care and quality of life for their residents.  By using data, engaging providers, empowering and appreciating staff, and implementing performance improvement projects, Benedictine Living Center of Saint Peter lowered their composite score by more than 50%.  They also reduced their rate of antipsychotic medications and improved resident satisfaction.  Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples is recognized by Nursing Home Compare as one of the best nursing homes in Minnesota and is focused on engaging residents and caregivers in partnership with staff to improve quality.  By strengthening relationships with partners across the continuum of care including clinics, assisted living facilities, home health, social services and others, Benedictine is optimizing their residents quality and experience, while promoting fiscal responsibility within the broader spectrum of healthcare.

Teresa Hildebrandt, LNHA, MHA

Benedictine Living Community of St Peter

Teresa Hildebrandt is Administrator/CEO of Benedictine Living Community of St Peter. Ms. Hildebrandt has over 30-years experience as a Long Term Care Administrator in various rural locations in Southwest MN. She has managed both skilled nursing settings as well as campuses with skilled nursing, independent apartments, assisted living, and home and community-based services. Several of the locations Ms. Hildebrandt has served in have been recipients of the American Health Care Association quality award.

Stacy Line, BSN

Director of Nursing - Senior Services
Lakewood Health System

Stacy Line has worked in Senior Care Services for over 20 years. She started in long-term care 23 years ago as a nursing assistant, then as an LPN. In 2001, she received her RN and in 2014 became the Director of Nursing for Senior Services at Lakewood Health System. Stacy is an active member of MNDONA and the Care Providers of MN Regulatory Committee.

Corrine Neisess, RN, CIC

Director of Quality, Risk, Patient Safety & Regulatory
Lakewood Health System

Corrine Neisess currently serves as the Director of Quality, Risk, Patient Safety & Regulatory for Lakewood Health System. Corrine has worked in healthcare for 40 years in a variety of roles and settings. She worked with the Minnesota Department of Health in the Health Regulation Division prior to coming to Lakewood. Her current role covers all divisions of services provided at Lakewood including hospital, clinic, long-term care and home-based services.