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Service for a Smile

Care center gets new nursing director


Leader/Ellen Cook

 Bear River Valley Care Center’s new Director of Nursing Karl Wall check on a patient’s medical charts with Trinitty Cook, one of the nurses at the Tremonton facility.

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Ellen Cook

Leader Editor

             Bear River Valley Care Center is considered home to approximately 35 seniors.  Some stay for a short time, recuperating from debilitating health issues or injury.  Others are more permanent residents, housed at the Tremonton facility until the end of life’s journey.

Karl Wall’s task is to make sure each tenant in his charge is content, comfortable and cared for.  Recently named as the care center’s new director of nursing, Wall is still in the process of learning all his responsibilities and becoming acquainted with the nurses and CNAs he will be directing.  But for Wall, helping the care center’s residents will be the best part of his new job.  “When I come to work every day I think of myself as the guest in their home.  I can come and go, but this is where they live,” he said.  “I’m here to serve them.”

His reward for that service is displayed in little ways, he added.  “The ‘thank you’ often comes as a smile.  I love to see their smiles.  They are so happy to see you when you are there to see them.”

Wall is well suited for this new assignment, coming to the role after working for the past three years at Mount Ogden Health and Rehab as a registered nurse (RN).  But he didn’t start looking for a career in health care for the elderly.

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