Star City Six: Megan Herter
A proud member of the Vetter Health Services family, Sumner Place is a licensed skilled nursing facility that provides long-term care, rehabilitation services and memory support. Megan Herter is the Admissions & Public Relations Coordinator at Sumner Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation (www.sumnerplacecare.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
We pride ourselves on providing resident-focused care, independence and offer a home-like atmosphere. Our multi-disciplinary team of professionals deliver superior clinical care, with cutting-edge programs and consistent deficiency-free results on the annual survey conducted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. All operating decisions are made locally to assure that Sumner Place remains responsive to the needs of our residents and the community.
How did you get started in the business?
While in college at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, I completed an elective course in Gerontology and absolutely loved it. After deciding to complete a Certificate in Gerontology through UNO, I began my internship in May 2013 at Southlake Village in Lincoln. That summer, I knew I had found my passion and working with older adults was right where I belonged. After completion of my internship, I received the opportunity to work at Sumner Place (a sister facility to Southlake Village) and have enjoyed every minute!
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
I am proud of how much I have grown in this field and in the Lincoln community. We have wonderful resources and a great network of individuals here.
Tell us a little about your family.
My husband Tyler and I both grew up in Shelton, NE and have been married for 2 ½ years. We are expecting our first child, a baby girl, due to arrive any day now! We have a German Shephard named Bree.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Spend time with our friends and family and enjoy the outdoors.
What are you the most proud of?
My family! I am very proud of my heritage and where I grew up. I am also extremely proud of the team we have at Sumner Place. We strive each day to enrich the lives of our residents and maintain Dignity in Life for all who enter our doors.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
There has been so much, but there is one quote that sticks out: “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault. It really is those little, simple things that make a big difference.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
What is your favorite TV show?
Fixer Upper on HGTV.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
Sumner Place is located at 1750 S 20th Street. Our phone number is (402) 475-6791 and our website is www.sumnerplacecare.com. Please feel free to stop by anytime for a tour. We would love to show you around!