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Highland Springs welcomes director of health care sales

Stacie Shelman brings unique background to new position

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December 25th, 2012

When Stacie Shelman joined Erickson Living in 2006 as a sales associate for independent living at Tallgrass Creek, in Overland Park, Kans., she had no way of knowing where her career would take her. Fast forward seven years, and Shelman is settling into her new role as director of health care sales for the continuing care neighborhood at Highland Springs in Dallas, Tex. I couldn t have imagined how my positions with Erickson Living would give me the background I need to do this job effectively, says Shelman. Now I have the opportunity to pull my experiences together to best serve our guests.

Well prepared

After working in independent sales at Tallgrass Creek, Shelman transitioned to Erickson Advantage, a unique Medicare plan exclusively for Erickson Living residents, where she was the sales and service manager for Tallgrass Creek and another Erickson Living community, Eagle s Trace, in Houston. Retiree benefits have changed so drastically over the past three years that Erickson Advantage has become more and more appealing, says Shelman. When residents enroll in Erickson Advantage, a Medicare Part C plan, they gain advocates to help maximize their health care dollars with the least amount of confusion. Shelman points to the on-site physicians and the on-site care coordinator as examples of improved access and quality of care. What I ve seen at all Erickson Living communities is health care the way it should be, she says. Access, prevention, quality of care Erickson s approach to health care encompasses it all. And the result is great clinical outcomes and high guest satisfaction. Now that she s at Highland Springs, Shelman looks forward to starting the continuing care neighborhood from the ground up. This is a great time for the Highland Springs community, says Shelman. The new continuing care neighborhood will provide outstanding service across all levels of care. I m thrilled to be a part of it. Shelman recently moved to Plano. She and her husband Curt are cycling enthusiasts and look forward to blazing new trails in North Texas. Shelman is also an endurance horseback rider, riding up to 60 miles at a time. Her horse Twister will relocate from Missouri to Texas this spring.