Sumner Place Recognizes New Board Certified Gerontological Nurses

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Sumner Place Recognizes Newest Board Certified Gerontological Nurses

Sumner Place ( is pleased to announce that Mindy Zuhairi, director of nursing, Trista Roque, quality assurance and infection control, and Emily Sample, MDS coordinator, are recognized as board certified gerontological nurses. Their driving passions to elevate geriatric nursing at Sumner Place and Long Term Care in general has motivated them to seek advanced knowledge and skill, competence in understanding the health needs of our aging population and achieve this milestone of personal and professional growth.


Mindy Zuhairi has been in health care since 2001. For the past 15 years she has been a nursing assistant, medication aide, floor nurse, charge nurse, and has served the residents of Sumner Place for the past four years as their director of nursing. Zuhairi is known for her adaptability and ability to see the potential in other people to learn, grow, and overcome life’s obstacles.

Trista Roque has been in health care since 2008 performing the duties of nursing assistant, medication administration, registered nurse and MDS assessment nurse before becoming quality assurance nurse and infection control for Sumner Place. Roque enjoys rising to the challenge of analyzing the symptoms of each resident, identifying what is wrong medically, and finding healthy solutions.

Emily Sample has been in health care since 1994 and at Sumner Place/Milder Manor beginning in 1996 as a CNA, then LPN and RN. Sample is currently an MDS nurse assessment coordinator. She develops a blueprint for each resident from their past to their present care needs. With her strong empathy, Sample understands people and learns quickly about the individual qualities of each resident.

Sumner Place ( is one of over 30 communities owned or managed by the Vetter Health Services (VHS) group of Omaha, NE. The Sumner Place administrator and staff develop plans to continually improve their care and services with support from the VHS network. Operating decisions are made locally to ensure that Sumner Place remains responsive to the needs of its residents and community.

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