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On Sept. 19, Kristi Vater became the new health care administrator at Capitol Lakes, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Madison, WI.
A licensed Wisconsin Nursing Home Administrator since 2003, Vater previously served as administrator and executive director, successfully raising the standards of 3 other skilled nursing facilities (SNF).
She now oversees Capitol Lakes’ 98-bed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, with a staff of more than 130 employees.
“We are so fortunate to have Ms. Vater on our healthcare team,” said Tim Conroy, executive director of Capitol Lakes. “Her credentials, skillful management, and philosophy of service are a perfect fit for our community.”
Ms. Vater says she was drawn by the people at Capitol Lakes.
“Everyone at Capitol Lakes and its sponsor, Pacific Retirement Services (PRS), are very friendly and welcoming,” Vater said. “The residents come first, in policy and in practice, which is important to me. Perhaps it is because they are not-for-profit organizations, but warmth and caring seem to be inherent in the corporate culture.”
“I was also thrilled to return to Madison,” Vater added. “There is so much to do, and the people in Madison are unique. They are affluent and well-educated, and yet down to earth with a desire to help others. This is reflected in the residents at Capitol Lakes. It is a very active and involved resident population, and I enjoy being part of it. They volunteer and are always finding ways to involve skilled nursing residents in their activities.”
“Capitol Lakes and PRS have excellent reputations in the industry, which impressed me,” Vater noted. “PRS has added resources that support our ability to provide excellent care, and I can access its corporate expertise, which is invaluable.”