We’d like to highlight someone who in her own words prefers to stay ‘behind the scenes’, but we think recognition is in order! Sandie Mulder is the Infection Control/Health Information Supervisor at Dow Rummel Village and has been one of the leading forces in helping to minimize the risk of COVID-19 in our senior living community. The administrative team has looked to her guidance in setting infection control policies during this unprecedented time. Here is a recent staff highlight that Sandie submitted to our resident newsletter which supports our ongoing goal to further connect staff and residents. Thank you, Sandie, for all you do to keep our staff and residents safe!

I have been blessed to call Dow Rummel Village my work home for almost 20 years! In 2000, I was named the Director of Nursing for the Allen Wing. Dow Rummel Village was probably only half the size it is now, though the Allen Wing then was licensed for 50 residents just like it is today. Following a diagnosis that lead to kidney failure and a successful kidney transplant, I was able to transition to a part-time role in Medical Records (now Health Information Management) and Infection Prevention. The adage about teaching an “old dog new tricks” has been a true one for me over the years. Conversion to electronic medical records, diagnostic coding both in ICD9 and ICD10 formats, certification in Infection Prevention, new survey rules and regulations, etc. have provided me with endless learning opportunities. Throughout my time here, the privilege to serve the residents, to know their stories, histories and families has been one of my greatest blessings. The other blessing is working with the rest of this dedicated team of associates who bring daily compassion and care. I am very lucky to be part of this Dow Rummel family.

Sandie Mulder, Infection Control/Health Information Supervisor