Eagle's Trace Hires Sandee Sterling as Director of Nursing

HOUSTON, TX---Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Sandee Sterling, RN as its Director of Nursing. Ms. Sterling brings twenty years of health care experience in geriatrics and acute care to Eagle's Trace.  In her role as Director of Nursing, Ms. Sterling will be responsible for the oversight and delivery of compassionate nursing care throughout the new continuing care neighborhood scheduled to open in early 2013. The continuing care neighborhood at Eagle's Trace will be comprised of 112 residences providing assisted living, memory care, post-acute rehabilitation and long-term nursing care services to residents already living in the community as well as individuals from the local area. "It is an exciting time at our community as the opening of the new neighborhood will fulfill the care mission to our residents," stated Phil Shockley, Associate Executive Director and Continuing Care Administrator of Eagle's Trace.  "Bringing on an accomplished professional such as Sandee to a leadership role reflects the culture of compassion that we intend to establish.  She is devoted to person-centered care and creating an exceptional experience for our residents and their family members." Ms. Sterling is a member of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), the American Medical Practice & Hospital Executive Leadership Forum, Assisted Living Professionals, Director Level Healthcare Professionals, Elder Care Professionals and Senior Living Executives. A resident of Katy, she holds a degree in Nursing as well as the Resident Assessment Coordinator Certified (RAC-CT) designation from the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC). The West Houston retirement community has 461 independent living apartment homes in a variety of floor plans and pricing options. About Eagle's Trace: Eagle's Trace, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  For more information, please visit www.ericksonliving.com.

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