(3/15/12) - Loris Extended Care Center's new Director of Nursing, Laurie Williamson, says she is excited about the challenge ahead. The Extended Care Center (ECC) is an 88-bed nursing home, sub-acute and rehabilitation center located on the McLeod Loris campus.
As a former administrator of Shoreland Healthcare and Quality Nurse Consultant for Liberty Management, Williamson brings over 14 years of administrative and quality experience. As director of nursing at the ECC, Williamson will be responsible for the daily activities of the 75 person staff of RNs, LPNs, and nursing assistants and overseeing the quality of care given daily to the residents. She began her duties at the ECC on February 29, 2012.
"Our focus has always been on providing excellent care for our elderly and short term patients," says ECC Administrator, Linda Johnson, RN. "Laurie brings a wealth of experience in long-term care that will allow us to achieve even higher levels of quality care. She has exhibited a very high level of commitment to understanding the needs and wishes of our residents. I am very excited about her joining our team."
"Caring for the elderly is very close to my heart," says Williamson. "It is a career that is both exciting and very gratifying. My goal is assist with the growth and development of programs so that we can improve the quality of life for our residents and ensure outstanding rehabilitative services. "
Loris Extended Care Center first opened in 1963 as a 40-bed long-term care facility, and has experienced numerous expansions since that time. Loris Extended Care Center provides medical nursing services for seniors with long-term illness or disability, and short-term rehabilitation for individuals recovering from surgery.