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Amanda Schmidt

RN, Director of Health Services

My career started as a Certified Nursing Assistant, then Licensed Practical Nurse, and now Registered Nurse. The majority of my nursing career has been in the skilled care setting. I worked as a floor nurse, charge nurse, nurse manager, and MDS Coordinator in skilled care. I also worked in Assisted Living as a floor nurse and Director of Nursing. I've enjoyed all of my past nursing roles and really just like caring for the residents.

When I worked as a floor nurse I made lasting connections with residents and their family members and realized how much of a blessing it is to work with this wonderful population. I realized that although challenging at times this was the work that was fitting for me and I feel connected even now at a higher level. I like to know that I make a difference in the quality of care that the residents receive.

I started working for Walker Methodist in Sept 2015 as the Admission Manager in the Transitional Care Unit, then transitioned to Assisted Living as the Director of Health Services in Jan 2017. I really enjoy being part of the Leadership Team at Westwood Ridge. There are inspiring leaders here and I'm fortunate to be part of the team. 

I like to stay organized and especially like a nicely constructed 3 ring binder. I am married, have two energetic children, and a 90 lb Golden-doodle. During my free time I'm usually hanging out with them and being a typical Mom.