Walker Methodist

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Who Is Walker Methodist?

Walker Methodist is a faith-based, non-profit senior living organization that's been serving older adults since 1945. We provide housing, healthcare, rehabilitation, and services to seniors and the people who support them.

Additionally, Walker Methodist inspires people in the field of older adult services by establishing careers that create environments that enhance the lives of the people we serve.

At Walker Methodist, we believe age does not hold you back. We’ve created communities and services that enhance your life. Places where you have the freedom to enjoy the lifestyle and activities that suit your needs. Our goal is to ease your burdens so you can live fully each and every day. Walker Methodist is a choice for those who want to participate in life throughout their entire life.

Join us - and experience our Mission: Life. And all the living that goes with it. Enhancing the lives of older adults through a culture of care, respect, and service.

WHAT WE DO

Walker Methodist owns, operates, and manages 11 senior living communities and provides housing, healthcare, rehabilitation, and services to seniors and the people who support them.

Additionally, Walker Methodist inspires people in the field of older adult services by establishing careers that create environments that enhance the lives of the people we serve.

OUR MISSION:

Life. And all the living that goes with it. Enhancing the lives of older adults through a culture of care, respect, and service.

Our Vision:

As the leading senior services provider, Walker Methodist offers the best place to live and work.

Our Values:

Respect.
Imagination.
Collaboration

Executive Leadership Team

Walker Methodist’s executive leadership is a passionate team of professionals committed to the Mission, Vision, and Values of Walker Methodist, to enhancing the ways that older adults can live their lives, and to opening up the field of older adult services through inspiring careers and mentorship. Together, with all members of the Walker Methodist team, a positive difference is being made in how older adults experience life. Get to know each of them personally through their biographies, below.


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Scott Riddle

Chief Executive Officer and President
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Beth Deneau

Chief Administrative Officer
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Sarah Olson

Vice President of Human Resources
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Anneliese Peterson

Vice President of Operations
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Russ Grundhauser

Chief Financial Officer

Our Values:
Respect. Imagination. Collaboration.

Our History

Walker Methodist is proud of its deep roots dating back to 1876. Predecessors to today’s Walker Methodist are Bethany Home and Harriet Walker Maternity Hospital.

Bethany Home

Between 1876 and 1930, Harriet Walker, Abby Mendanhall, Charlotte Van Cleve, and Euphemia Overlock established the original Bethany Home for unwed mothers where Walker Methodist Health Center now stands.

Harriet Walker Maternity Hospital

Between 1930 and 1945, Bethany Home became The Harriet Walker Maternity Hospital and broadened its services to include married women with limited resources seeking maternity care and older women seeking board and care.

Walker Methodist Home

As needs in the community changed, Walker Methodist shifted services to older adults. In 1945, the Walker Methodist Home opened its doors following the merger of the maternity hospital with the Elim Home for the Aged.

Building our Minneapolis Campus

Walker Methodist Health Center opened in 1965 and became one of the largest health care communities in Minnesota. To provide a comprehensive array of services, a new housing community, Walker Methodist Place, opened in 1983. Today the Walker Methodist Health Center provides innovative service and healthcare to support the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual wants, needs and dreams of our customers.

The Walker Methodist Foundation

The Walker Methodist Foundation

The Walker Methodist Foundation was established in 1975 to ensure high quality programs and services are provided for our residents and patients.

The Foundation provides funding to support programs and services for residents and patients and for the capital needs in our housing communities. In addition, our staff is supported through the Foundation with training opportunities and a Pay It Forward Fund - an emergency assistance fund open to all employees. It is our hope to provide a lasting legacy for Walker Methodist for decades to come.

Walker Methodist’s Growth

With the opening of the Hazel Ridge in 1986 and Westwood Ridge in 1987, Walker expanded the continuum of care to include independent living, assisted living, care suites, skilled nursing care, memory care, affordable senior housing, physical therapy and rehabilitation, fitness and wellness programs, and adult day care. We now serve customers at additional sites throughout the Twin Cities at Plaza and River in Anoka, Highview Hills in Lakeville, Care Suites in Edina, Kenzie in St. Anthony, and Lyndale in Minneapolis. Late in 2017, Levande will open in Cambridge.

Walker Methodist Evolution

To reflect changing consumer expectations and preferences, we adopted a new Mission statement in 2012 to guide the organization's continued service and growth: Life. And all the living that goes with it. This Mission is accompanied by updated values: Respect. Imagination. Collaboration.

Walker Methodist’s Future

We are the leading provider of lifestyle, homes, healthcare and rehabilitative services for older adults and own, operate, and manage 11 senior living communities in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area and Iowa. Our Mission guides our creativity and innovation as we seek opportunities to build programs, service offerings, and residences in the future. Some of our meaningful collaborations include our Dental Clinic, Music & Memory, and being a Struthers Parkinson's Care Network partner. Our Dental Clinic received national recognition with a 2016 Leading Age Innovation Award and honors Walker Methodist’s dedication to providing high-quality geriatric dental care, as well as training healthcare professionals in geriatric dentistry.

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