Delivering quality services to meet the needs of every patient.
We are proud of the accomplishments of each of our partners who strive each day to deliver quality care and services to our patients at NHC HealthCare, Bluffton. Meet some of our team members below and on our Virtual Tour page.
Steven Yokley, Administrator
Steven joined NHC HealthCare, Bluffton as Administrator in May 2016. He has been with NHC for 20 years, most recently as Administrator of NHC Dickson, TN for 10 years. Steven has a BS in Public Health from East Tennessee State University. As Administrator, Steven believes his purpose is to provide leadership to the center's partners to ensure that each patient receives exceptional service in all aspects of the care provided to our residents.
Della Dawson, Director of Nursing Services
Della has been with NHC since January 2009, previously working at NHC HealthCare, Charleston. She has come up the ranks in nursing. She started as a Certified Nursing assistant at the Medical University of SC in August 2005. She received her LPN in 2008 and Associate degree in Nursing in 2010 from Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. In October 2015, she received her bachelor's degree in Nursing from Walden University. Della has worked in several positions in the nursing department at NHC Charleston, including medication nurse, charge nurse, desk nurse, unit manager and MDS coordinator. Della's goal is to ensure that exceptional care is provided to our patients.
Jennifer Santarelli, Director of Bookkeeping
Jennifer is very excited to join the NHC team. She has received multiple certifications from the Cochran School of Nursing, including a Billing and Coding Certification from the National Healthcare Association. Jennifer also brings five years of experience from an Administrative Position at a Level One Trauma Center in Westchester, New York. Her knowledge in insurance makes it easy to assist patients in understanding their responsibility. She is happy to help with meeting the financial needs of the families in our care.
Michelle Greminger, Admissions Coordinator
Michelle Greminger joined NHC Bluffton team in March of 2014, where she started her position with Social Services for 2 years before beginning her role as Admission Coordinator. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Services from the University of South Carolina in 2013. Michelle enjoys the unique experience that comes with meeting new residents and their families during the admission process, and being involved with community outreach for seniors in our ever growing community.
Shawn Gardner, OTR - Director of Rehabilitation
Shawn Gardner began work for NHC HealthCare, Bluffton in March 2011 and became the Director of Rehabilitation in April 2011. Shawn graduated from Keuka College in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy. He worked for St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY from 1995 to 2006. From 2006-2009, he was the Director of Rehabilitation for a 120-bed SNF in NY and then worked for multiple sites until he relocated to Bluffton with his family and joined our center.
Jawceline Coleman-Charles - Director of Health Information
Jawcelin joined NHC HealthCare, Bluffton in May of 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in HealthCare Management from Saint Leo University in 2012. Jawcelin is the mother of 3 and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Dan Jani, Recreation Director
Dan brings over 16 years of recreation experience to Bluffton, previously working with NHC Healthcare in Naples, FL and Greenville, SC. He earned a Master's degree in Health Education from Penn State University. His specialty is playing all types of music on his saxophone for the residents. Helping the residents smile and enjoy themselves is his main goal of working at NHC Healthcare, Bluffton.
Donna Kelly, MS, RD, LD - Registered Dietitian
Donna began working for NHC HealthCare, Bluffton in October 2014 after relocating from Rhode Island to South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. Donna graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Dietetics and received her Master's degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences in 2013 from the same university. She has over 12 years experience in acute and critical care including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Women and Infants' Hospital. Donna also has several years experience in the long-term care setting of Genesis and Health Concepts Centers. Besides helping her patients and residents meet their nutritional needs, she enjoys Crossfit, biking, and walking the many miles of beach on Hilton Head. She is also a breast cancer survivor!
Heather Miller, LMSW - Social Services Director
Heather joined NHC HealthCare, Bluffton in January of 2011 as a Licensed Masters Social Worker. Heather earned her Master's degree in Social Work with a specialization in health care from the University of Pennsylvania. Heather brings over 20 years of experience in acute care settings and expertise in program development, patient advocacy, resource development, and clinical counseling.
Lauren Rotureau, CTRS
Lauren joined NHC HealthCare, Bluffton in June of 2015 as our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. She earned her bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy from Georgia Southern University. Her main goal is to put a smile on each resident with whom she interacts each day.
Brittany Mikes, CTRS/LRT
Brittany joined us in April of 2016 as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist/Licensed Recreational Therapist. She graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy. Helping residents to smile, laugh, and enjoy themselves is a goal she strives for each day.
Matt Jaco, Consultant Pharmacist
Sadie Bush, Food Services Director
Sadie has over 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, with 18 years as a Food Services Director. She has a passion for serving and helping people. Sadie has received a certificate from Rich's Dessert Company for decorating cakes and she participated in a national food show where she won "Best Taste and Best Presentation". Sadie enjoys cooking and loves making homemade soups.
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