Bridget Okeson, RN, has been named Director of Nursing for Emmanuel Nursing Home at Ecumen Detroit Lakes.

Okeson, who has been serving as Interim Director of Nursing since March, started her career at Emmanuel Nursing Home 18 years ago as a nursing assistant and continued to advance her career and education. She received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree in 1999 from Minnesota State Community & Technical College-Detroit Lakes and her Registered Nursing degree in 2001 from Minnesota State Community & Technical College-Fergus Falls.

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She has held several management roles at Emmanuel, including RN Supervisor, Assistant Director of Nursing and Clinical Manager of the Transitional Care Unit.

"Bridget is a leader in nursing care who has worked in nearly every capacity of the Nursing Department since she started at Emmanuel in 1999," said Executive Director Katie Lundmark. "We are fortunate to have someone with her knowledge, expertise, and breadth of experience. Throughout her career she has has demonstrated the highest commitment to quality care, resident-centered culture and customer satisfaction."