"It's exciting to work for a fairly new company," Sherry Hughes, the new administrator of Premier Estates of Toledo and The Village, said last week. Hughes began duties on July 21.
The care facility and assisted living apartment complex was purchased by Trillium Health Group which owns and operates a half dozen other care centers in Iowa. The company was formed in 2010 by four members who formerly worked for a large care facility corporation.
Hughes said the company's "sole purpose is to provide a high level of expertise" in the care field. "We strive for quality and improvements," she said.
Sherry Hughes, the new administrator for Premier Estates of Toledo and The Village Assisted Living Center, is shown at her desk on Thursday, Aug. 21. She has 21 years experience in the long-term care field.
Hughes brings 21 years of long-term care experience to the Toledo position.
She started in dietary while still in high school at her home town of Conrad. Following graduation from BCLUW, she worked as a nurse's aide while attending Buena Vista University.
Hughes received a B.A. in Accounting and Business and has been in administration of care facilities since 2009.
Most recently she has been a "traveling administrator' going to various facilities to provide expertise.
But an opportunity to work close to her home in Conrad which will enable her to attend her children's school and sports activities was a job fit for her.
Premier Estates of Toledo is a 75 resident facility. The Village has 18 assisted living apartments with both one and two bedroom units. Hughes said a total of 55 are employed with most in full-time roles.
When not on the job, Hughes said she enjoys reading, camping at the Iowa state Fair is a highlight of the summer months and of course, the activities of her children, Jack, 11, and Olivia, 13, both students at BCLUW.