CROSSVILLE – A long-time Upper Cumberland resident and a former community relations representative at Ten Broeck mental health hospital in Cookeville has been named executive director of Dominion Senior Living of Crossville, a new assisted living and memory care community currently under construction in Cumberland County.
Vickie Wilson has more than 30 years of experience as a nurse, where she spent her career working for various health organizations across the UC. She spent the last decade focusing on senior living and is a state-licensed assisted living administrator.
Dominion announced her hire Wednesday afternoon, the first many it expects as work progresses on its $5.25 million, 25,000-square-foot assisted living facility on Woodlawn Road, set to open this year.
Wilson said wants to provide residents and families guidance and support during a time of transition in their lives.
“I was drawn to Dominion Senior Living because their model is truly unique to our area and to senior living,” Wilson said in a release. “Their system for providing care to residents in a faith-based environment makes so much sense to me. Every program aims to serve seniors mentally, physically and spiritually. Speaking from my many years as a nurse, I have no doubt that faith plays a big part in a person’s overall health, and I think it’s great that local seniors will be able to receive care through this one-of-a-kind program.”
She is active in local nonprofit organizations and spent nine years on the committee that started the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk for the Cure. Wilson is currently a board member for the Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland affiliate and previously served on the grants committee and as survivor chair for the Komen Race for the Cure.
Her goals for Dominion Senior Living of Crossville include establishing an Alzheimer’s support group and delivering a positive experience for seniors and their families while they transition into the senior living community.
“Vickie’s health care background will be such an asset, and we’re so excited to have her lead the staff there,” said Josh Crisp, Dominion Senior Living’s vice president. “She has such passion for the people in the Upper Cumberland region, and she has done so much to make sure they receive the care they deserve. We know she’ll use her extensive knowledge to go above and beyond to make every resident and staff member a priority and create a family-like atmosphere.”
Wilson will be responsible for hiring key staff positions for Dominion Senior Living of Crossville; they are currently accepting applications for several management positions including business office director, director of dining services, director of nursing (wellness director), life enrichment director and maintenance director. In addition, Dominion is hiring staff members for first, second and third shifts: housekeepers, cooks, certified nursing assistants (CNA), resident assistants (RA) and licensed practical nurses (LPN).
Dominion expects to be up and running by the second quarter 2016. The community will be licensed to provide care for 60 residents and will include 40 memory care apartments.
For more information about Dominion Senior Living of Crossville, visit www.dominionseniorliving.com or call (931) 287-2557.