I have some knowledge of  Organizational Climate and Organizational Culture, I would rate both the Organizational Climate and Organizational Culture at RCCC as excellent.

This excellence doesn't happen by accident. My guess is, that it starts with the Board setting high expectations that are reinforced by the administration and permeate the entire staff. Fabulous!!! What a gift to the residents.

What really impresses me is the way the staff treat the residents. They are attentive, kind, supportive and encouraging in every way. They are positive, patient, and remain calm with upset residents. They listen carefully to the residents complaints/concerns and calmly and proactively address the issue(s).

Our Staff

Kathy  Berger - Activities Director/SW Designee
Activities Director/SW Designee
Kathy Berger - email

Kathy has been a member of the Ruthven Community Care Center team since 1995. Kathy has brought many smiles to our resident’s faces and is very passionate about her job.

Kathy is not only our Activity Director but is also our facility Social Worker. Kathy says her goal as a Social Worker is to "make the best home like environment possible". When Kathy is not working in her two main positions she also functions as a Certified Medication Assistant.

Kathy has four children, a daughter-in-law and three son in-laws. Kathy has a total of ten Grandchildren. In her free time, Kathy enjoys spending her time with friends and family.

Tami Eaton - Business Manager
Business Manager
Tami Eaton - email

I am the office manager at the Ruthven Community Care Center.  I am married and have 2 children.  I enjoy working at the Care Center because of the residents and staff.  On my free time l like to garden and enjoy the outdoors.  I am a member of the Lost Island Ruthven Betterment Association.

Jessi Gilmore - Dietary Manager
Dietary Manager
Jessi Gilmore - email

I have worked at the Ruthven Community Care Center for 8 years.  I started as a dishwasher and a dietary aide, then a cook.  I am Serve Safe Certified, and I am currently enrolled at UND to get my CDM and become a Certified Dietary Manager.  Every day is something new. I enjoy the challenge of creating new options and menus, to make RCCC a more “home” like setting.  The residents become a part of your family, and that’s what I love.  My husband, 3 kids and I reside here in Ruthven, we enjoy being a part of this Community!

Laura  Westergard - DON
Laura Westergard - email

I have been a nurse for over 25 years.  Most of that experience has been in long term care.  I started out years ago as a CNA, so I feel I have a solid base of experience.  I have been an ADON, DON, and MDS nurse for years.  I also have been a consult with attorneys in LTC litigation cases. 

Was born and raised in Estherville, Iowa.  I am married to my husband Steve for 34 yearss and we live on a farm East of Terril.  We have 2 sons who are grown and raised and live in the area.

I look forward to belonging to a productive, progressive team here at RCCC and can't wait to assist in growth and improvement while "Basking" in a great environment!

Gina Grund - Housekeeping and Laundry Supervisor
Housekeeping and Laundry Supervisor
Gina Grund - email

I started at the Ruthven Community Care Center 21 months ago.  I like working here because of the residents and staff.  I grew up on a farm about 7 miles south of Ruthven.  I moved to Ruthven in 1979, when I married Robert (Butch) Grund.  We opened our business in town in 1980, B&G Auto Body.  I worked there for 28 years.  We have three children and two grandchildren.  I was on the ambulance as an EMT for 5 years.  I worked as an aide for 3 years before I got married and enjoyed helping the residents in the nursing home.  I enjoy being a part of the RCCC staff.

Diana Wichman - Maintenance Director
Maintenance Director
Diana Wichman - email

I have worked at the Ruthven Community Care Center for 10 years. I am originally from Ruthven and know several of our residents personally. I joined the U.S. Navy right out of high school and retired in 1999 after 20 years of service. After my retirement I moved back to Ruthven with my daughter Megan. I enjoy being around our residents and being able to assist them in their daily needs. I am also very active in the American Legion Post 33 and a volunteer on the Ruthven Ambulance squad.