Catherine Reis-El Bara recently joined Lynden, WA-based Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) as administrator of the nonprofit skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.
She was hired after responding to a state-wide announcement of the administrative opening. “I was familiar with Christian Health Care Center’s reputation in Whatcom County and already knew members of the management team through shared involvement in industry associations. I knew right away that CHCC was a healthcare facility I wanted to be involved with and am so appreciative that they selected me for the administrator position,” shared Reis-El Bara.
Administrators at CHCC work closely with the executive director to oversee the day-to-day operations of the center. Reis-El Bara’s primary duties will include monitoring quality assurance goals, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations as well as supporting residents and their families.
During her 19 year healthcare career, Reis-El Bara has earned a Nursing Home Administrator license and spent ten years managing two skilled nursing facilities in Bellingham.
“I have such a soft spot in my heart for senior citizens. My parents were a bit older than most when I was born; my father was 55 and my mom was 45. I believe that experience helps me to be more compassionate and understanding when it comes to considering the needs of seniors cared for at CHCC.”
Christian Health Care Center provides long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services to 142 seniors and employs more than 220 Whatcom County residents. Those interested in learning more about services or employment opportunities are encouraged to visit www.chcclynden.org or call 360-354-4434.