Christy Steward, RN, DNS-CT. Christy is the DON of a 54-bed skilled nursing facility. She is responsible for the daily operations of the nursing department including training staff, directing resident care, working closely with budgets, care plans, MDS, and implementing new, innovative programs.
Christy applied for this grant so she could attend conference to learn and bring information back to her facility to share with staff. She states, “I hope that this is just one stepping stone toward greatness for our facility and in my professional career.”
Christy started working at her facility just two years ago. At that time, it was a 1-star facility, and under her leadership, it has already progressed to a 3-star facility and maintained a 2% rehospitalization rate. Christy is passionate about sharing education and helping nursing facilities advance to the level required to meet residents’ needs.