Licensed practical nurse (LPN) Anik Tegegnework has been chosen as the new Director of Nursing for Showalter Center, the assisted living residence at the Warm Hearth Village. She will fill the position vacated by Amanda Cruise, who was promoted within the organization.
Tegegnework has been a member of the Showalter team since November 2006. She started as a certified nursing assistant on night shift and continued for two years while attending New River Community College in the LPN program. She graduated in 2008.
“I cried the first time I got my paycheck as an LPN,” she said. “I could not believe I got paid doing what I loved to do the most. Nursing is my passion and I love taking care of our residents. We see them as our grandparents or parents and treat them as part of our big Warm Hearth family.”
Tegegnework lives in Blacksburg and in her free time she enjoys going to the gym and working puzzles.
Warm Hearth Village is a nonprofit senior living community in Blacksburg that provides a full continuum of living options on its campus and in the home.