Amy Murphy is new administrator at Evans Home
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:08am admin
Sara Stromseth-Troy TPD Staff
Cresco - A familiar face to Evans Memorial Home’s residents is now administrator of the facility.
Amy Murphy, who has worked at Evans Home for the past three years as director of nursing, began her new position as administrator on Nov. 1, 2018.
“I am very much enjoying learning and the challenge of something different and having the capacity to work with their residents and families,” Murphy said. “I have received words of encouragement and positive comments from residents, family members, staff and community members. It’s been a very good transition for me.”
Murphy, who has worked in long-term care for 19 years, said her passion for nursing began early: She job-shadowed her aunt, who was an OB nurse.
“I thought I wanted to work in OB, but then I started in long-term care while a high school student and that became a passion for me,” she said.
Murphy grew up in Northeast Iowa:
“I grew up near Spillville and graduated from South Winneshiek School. I went through Northeast Iowa Community College’s nursing program and completed my bachelor’s degree through Southern New Hampshire University online and am currently working on my master’s program,” she said.
Prior to her years at Evans Memorial Home, Murphy worked at Wellington Place in Decorah.
“I worked when I was 16 years old in the dietary department. I was a dietary aide, a dietary cook and then a CNA, LPN, RN, MDS coordinator, restorative nurse and director of nursing. My career has run the gamut of the nursing profession,” she said.
Now, as administrator, she said one of her favorite aspects of her job is “working with the residents and their families and developing those relationships.”
She continued, “As administrator, I make sure we are in compliance with the regulatory aspect, but I still get out on the floor, help serve meals and work with the residents as much as possible.”
Apart from her position at Evans Memorial Home, Amy Murphy lives on a small family farm with her husband Bill and their three children: Blake, 18, Carson, 13 and Aiden, 9.
To contact Amy Murphy, call Evans Memorial Home at: 563-547-2364 or visit their website at: www.evansmemorialhome.com or visit their Facebook page. Evans Memorial Home is an Iowa owned and managed community offering Assisted Living, Skilled Rehabilitation & Long-Term Nursing Care.