The Legacy Retirement Communities offers Independent and Assisted Living at three campuses in Lincoln: 56th and Pioneers; Legacy Terrace at 5700 Fremont; and Legacy Estates at 7200 Van Dorn. They also provide memory care at the Arbors Memory Care Community, which shares a campus with the Legacy Terrace. Barb Scott is the Director of Clinical Operations and oversees nursing management at all of The Legacy’s facilities.
How did you get started in the business? – I began my career at The Legacy Retirement Communities in May of 2014. I have a lengthy background in healthcare management and felt that this job was a great fit!
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – I was in management for ten years and then made a change in my career path and went back to direct patient care. This was a big change for me and it required me to dig deep for my organizational skills as I cared for multiple patients while also supervising the nursing staff. This move was a big challenge but it also gave me fulfillment as I provided care to my patients.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Going back to school to earn my bachelor’s degree.
Tell us a little about your family. – My husband Mark and I have six children and seven grandchildren. Our children are all grown and away from the home so that leaves us able to spend time on the golf course and we also try to travel as much as possible. This sometimes consists of traveling to the homes of our grandchildren which is wonderful!
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – I moved from Auburn where I had been employed at Nemaha County Hospital for 17 years. When we arrived in Lincoln I began employment at St. Elizabeth hospital. It was a great career move for me and allowed me to learn about myself as a nurse as well as allowing me to obtain my Bachelor of Science degree.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Spend time with our kids/grandkids or spend time with my husband on the golf course
What are you the most proud of? – My kids.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – My mom used to always say “This too shall pass” and I believe that.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Kind.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – I would make sure that all kids in the world feel loved and secure.
Which talent would you most like to have? – I have always thought that I should have been a singer/entertainer but unfortunately I can’t sing!
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and a coach.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.
What is your favorite movie? – American Sniper.
What is your favorite TV show? – Modern Family.
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Henry’s on South.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Robin Roberts from Good Morning America because I feel she is very strong emotionally and spiritually.