Howe Named Executive Director At Life Care Center Of Cleveland

Monday, August 28, 2017
Cathy Howe
Cathy Howe

Cathy Howe has been named executive director at Life Care Center of Cleveland. 

“Cathy’s arrival at Life Care of Cleveland is being met with great anticipation,” said Mark Davis, Life Care Centers of America’s vice president of Eastern Operations. “Her upbeat pace and personality will no doubt move the facility to greater successes going forward. She’s a proven veteran in the industry and has guided several facilities through many tough challenges; we look forward to her leadership here in Cleveland.” 

Ms. Howe comes to Life Care Center of Cleveland from Life Care Center of Crossville, Tn., where she was executive director for more than two years. She has also served as executive director at Life Care Center of Waynesville, Mo., and has been involved in senior care since she started volunteering at age 13. 

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the residents, families and associates at Life Care Center of Cleveland,” said Ms. Howe. “I worked as a certified nursing assistant at the facility prior to moving into administration in 2008 and feel like I am coming home.” 

Originally from Johnson City, Tn. ,Ms. Howe earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens. She is moving to the Cleveland area with her husband, Robert, and their daughter, Amariah. 

“I believe God provides a purpose to each of our lives and leaves it up to us to find and embrace that purpose,” said Ms. Howe. “Once found, through faith, prayer and perseverance, He leads us to the greatness that purpose possesses. I believe He did this for me early on in life. I have spent the majority of my life working and spending time with the elderly population and find great joy and fulfillment through my interactions. I believe long-term care and working with our residents and team members every day is my God-given purpose. My family and I are excited about this transition, and I look forward to working with the community and integrating into the incredible team at Life Care Center of Cleveland.” 

Life Care Center of Cleveland, at 3530 Keith St., NW, is one of 27 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee managed by Life Care Centers of America.

 


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