Administrator – Jacquelyn Owen, Licensed Administrator since 1989, Employed as Administrator at Cedarcrest since 1999. Graduate from Oklahoma State University. Has been in the nursing home industry since 1983. Ms. Owen is a Broken Arrow graduate as well as OSU graduate. Her family ties in this community extend many generations. Her grandfather Jack Ross has special recognition in the town plaza for his community service as well as her father Jack Ross, Jr. for years of work with Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce. Her mother, LaDonna Ross, owns and manages the Village Healthcare Center, as well as writes a monthly article for the Vintage Tulsa.
Medical Director– Dr.Vishal Aggarwal, MD specializes in Geriatric Medicince, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Aggarwal became the medical director in 2015. His philosophy is “compassion & attentive listening.” He graduated in 1998 from medical school, and completed his residency in 2001. His practice Elite Medical Care and offices are located by St. John Hospital. We are pleased and so appreciative of his patient care and expertise that he brings to Cedarcrest.
Director of Nursing – Ms. Sally Maples started at Cedarcrest in December 2015. We very blessed to have her as a part of our team. Sally has extensive expertise with geri-psych, which has proved to be so valuable for our Alzheimer’s residents. She has past expereince working with nursing homes, hospices, and hospitals. She was born in Idaho, but grew up in Grove, Oklahoma. Sally completed her education in Neosho, Missouri and received her RN License.
Dietary Supervisor– Ms. Marie Chambers, employed at Cedarcrest since 1995. Certified Dietary Manager since 1987. She has been in the food service industry since 1983. Marie is the one who ensures everyone has the right diet, special likes, and three meals prepared everyday. If you ever visit Cedarcrest, you will see that meal times are a special time. Residents start gathering 30 minutes before so “they can be the first to the next meal.”
Housekeeping Supervisor – Ms. Teresa Green has been making Cedarcrest shine since October of 2013. The compliment that Cedarcrest consistently hears is “this building doesn’t smell like a nursing home.” The reason is Ms. Teresa Green. She has an amazing staff that works hard everyday keeping Cedarcrest smelling and looking good.
Maintenance – Mr. Bruce Hall is new to our team in 2016. He has been a fantastic new addtion since the retirement of Charles Cameron. Bruce can fix anything! He is so talented in every aspect of repair and maintenance. Working with a team of women and 70 residents keeps him busy.
Social/Activities Directors – Deborah Phillips and Kim Hopper Southard are the two ladies who keep Cedarcrest having fun. Music entertainers, pet therapy, gardening, arts/crafts, music exercise class, Bible studies, church services, Bingo, wine and cheese parties….its all in a fun filled day! Many events are for groups but also individualized for specific interests.
Business Office Manager – Ms. Sandra Rogers, employed at Cedarcrest since September 2007. She has been employed in the nursing home industry for 13 years. Ms. Rogers has employment history with the Bixby school system prior to nursing homes. We are blessed to have Sandra who “holds down the fort everyday.” She keeps staff organized and families happy.