Celebrating 30 Years at the Heritage Center with Josu Crabtree

In honor of Josu Crabtree’s 30th workiversary on May 24th, we sat down with her to learn more about how she got started in nursing.

Josu didn’t always know that she wanted to be a nurse. In fact, she almost missed her calling. The day she received the call to work at the Heritage Center, she received another job offer in a different field. She decided to take a chance and accept the job at the Heritage Center. 30 years later, she still thinks she made the right decision!

Josu started as a CNA. She progressed to a QMA, then went to nursing school. Over the years, Josu also worked as charge nurse, evening shift supervisor, scheduler, and staff coordinator. For the last 22 years, she has worked as an MDS Coordinator.

When asked why she likes working in MDS, she said that she loves getting to see the big picture. She likes working with our staff here at the Heritage Center. She also gets the opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with residents from time to time.

Her coworkers love that she can cook a full meal using a few small appliances while at work. They also said:

“I work very closely with her in my role, and she is always willing to help.”

“Josu is a bank of knowledge. When I have a question about nursing, I know I can go to her, and she will advise me. She’s a go-to nurse because of all her knowledge.”

“She is kind, calm, passionate, and knowledgeable. Her calm demeanor helps transform any group she’s in.”

“She is really fun to be around, and she lifts up anyone when she notices they are down.”

We are thankful to Josu for her 30 years of service to the Heritage Center. We’re lucky to have you!

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