Jeff Boggs | Administrator
Why did you choose a career path in senior healthcare?
My older sister was the Director of Nursing at a hospital and my youngest brother was a Respiratory Therapist at a local hospital, so naturally I heard a great deal about the different aspects of healthcare. After I finished my four years in the military, I also became a Respiratory Therapist and worked in virtually every healthcare setting. Finally, I decided that I most enjoyed the long-term care scenario and after 20 years decided to go back and get my BS in Psychology and my Master’s in Healthcare Administration.
Name your best work moment.
My best work moment occurred when I was the Administrator at a facility in Ohio. I got to watch as a female patient, who had been involved in a horrific car accident and had been on a ventilator for almost six months and was given very little chance of surviving, was actually able to be weaned off her life support and was discharged back to her home. It was such an awesome feeling to watch as that unfolded and how she responded to the various treatments and how she continued to make progress. To see her eyes light up when she was finally able to leave the facility was truly a special moment for me.
What do you look most forward to at work?
I look forward to the many different challenges that we face as a team on a daily basis. Each day has it’s own unique set of circumstances and rarely are two days ever alike. Meeting new patients and their families is another part of my job that I especially look forward to.
Name some of your favorite things to do outside of work.
Anything on or near the water. I am going to retire some day and become a beach bum!