(March 24, 2017) The Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin recently welcomed Michelle Orwig as its new director of nursing.
Orwig, who has more than eight years' experience working in the hospital and health care industry, came to Marklund after serving as director of nursing for Villa Healthcare, Rockford. Her other experience includes working for ManagCare as quality assurance coordinator in the Chicago region, and for Friendship Senior Options, Geneva, as director of nursing.
Orwig, a registered nurse, received her associate's degree in nursing from Elgin Community College. She also has a nursing home administrator license.
As she looks ahead, Orwig looks forward to making a positive impact on the lives of residents, as well as their family and loved ones, she said.
"After researching job opportunities at other long-term care organizations, I was drawn to Marklund because its vision and mission are so spectacular," she said. "Marklund is so unique."
"Marklund and Little Angels were founded in the same manner, by families who had a heart for those in need," Orwig added. "The two organizations started the same way, and now they are together as one."
"We are thrilled to welcome Michelle," said Shelley Lewis, administrator of the Marklund Wasmond Center. "Michelle's experience, professionalism, and commitment to excellence, will enhance the lives of our residents, and help us carry out our mission of 'making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities.'"
Marklund is a nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs. With three residential locations--Marklund at Mill Creek in Geneva, the Marklund Philip Center in Bloomingdale, and the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin--it is currently home to nearly 174 clients
For more information, visit www.Marklund.org, or call 630-593-5500.
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