Member Spotlight: Beth Fleming of Great River Health System – Klein Center

August 3, 2023

Beth Fleming became inspired to work in long-term care (LTC) after volunteering at a local nursing home before attending college. Now the vice president of post-acute care at Great River Health System – Klein Center, Beth enjoys hearing stories from the residents and being able to help others. Beth is a recent 2023 IHCA Member Employee Scholarship recipient.

How did you get started in the long-term care profession?

I volunteered at a local nursing home in Keokuk and then was presented an opportunity to get back in LTC after graduating from college.

What do you like most about working in long-term care?

I enjoy the stories I hear from the residents, their experiences and being able to help them and make them feel comfortable and safe.

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?

Explore your options and take some time understanding all the possibilities in long-term care!

What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also help you outside of work?

Don’t sweat the small stuff – if you can manage surveys, staffing crises and a pandemic, you can do anything!

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy anything that has to do with water – beach, river, pools, lakes and traveling with my husband and children.

What is your favorite quote and why?

Whether you think you can or can’t, you are absolutely right.

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