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Ohio Living Mount Pleasant Employee of the Month for May

Posted on May 12, 2022 in

Our employee spotlight for this month is Lori! Lori is our Area Human Resources Director for Ohio Living Mount Pleasant. July will be Lori’s 13th year anniversary here. In her position, Lori oversees the HR function, “Recruiting, hiring, employee relations, benefits, payroll, etc. I serve three local locations so I travel around each week. I support both the employees and the leaders in resolving questions/issues, training and development, employee retention, etc.” Lori also described how her department operates and collaborates within the community. “The HR team is a support to both employees and leaders. Our goal is remove any HR obstacles so that employees and leaders can focus on their expertise – caring for the residents. We partner with the external community by working closely with local schools, tech schools, colleges, attending job fairs, etc.” Lori says the most rewarding part of her job is helping others. “Some people find HR ‘scary’ and worry that their pay and benefits might get messed up. When I can show them it’s OK and we can fix whatever problem there is, and see their relief, it makes me smile that I’ve removed one worry from them.” Likewise, Lori discussed a bit about her family life. “My family and I moved to Monroe for this position; we are originally from the Columbus area. I graduated from both The Ohio State University and Otterbein University. My husband, Tom and I have been married for 22 years. Our daughter, Claire, attends Monroe High School. Our older daughter, Kayleigh, is married and has 3 daughters of her own. We have an English Mastiff, Rufus, that is a big ole softie that gives great hugs! I enjoy playing the piano after a stressful day and I love to read and cook. We visit our families in Columbus as often as we can.” Lastly, Lori offered advice for those interested in healthcare as a career. “Healthcare is both very rewarding and very exhausting. The rewards are so worth it though. Even though I don’t provide direct care, I care for those that do. That said, there are many jobs inside of healthcare that aren’t nurses and aides. Healthcare is a strong, stable industry that needs employees of all interests – maintenance, social workers, culinary, activities, housekeeping, laundry, sales, transportation, administration, etc. Understanding the 24/7 commitment to our residents will be key in longstanding happiness. Serving others is a reward that is extremely fulfilling.” Please take a moment to thank Lori for all she does!