Minnewaska Community Health Services (MCHS), headquartered in Starbuck, Minnesota, has received a grant from PrimeWest Health to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our organization.

We are pleased to announce the hire of Caity Blankenhagen, LPN, as our Diversity and Cross-Culture Coordinator. She has 10 years of experience working in the senior care industry and is working toward her degree to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She calls the Starbuck area home, and we are excited to have her on our team.

Caity will be developing a DEI training plan for our employees, improving the welcoming atmosphere within our facilities for residents and their families, and helping to improve our employee recruitment/onboarding efforts and best practices for our operations in Starbuck and Hoffman.