Riverview Healthcare Campus in Oak Harbor has announced the addition of Becky Lenke APRN, FNP-C as Nurse Practitioner to the campus. Lenke is no stranger to the Riverview Campus. She began her work at Riverview as a teenager in the Food and Nutrition Department in 2004.
After becoming a Registered Nurse in 2012, Lenke returned to Riverview as a Night Charge Nurse, quickly moving to Night Supervisor. In May 2014 Lenke became Riverview’s Minimum Data Set (MDS) RN Coordinator, overseeing the medical assessments of each resident used by Medicare and Medicaid for reimbursement to the facility.
In December 2019, Lenke became a Family Nurse Practitioner after graduating from The Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She returns to Riverview after gaining diverse clinical experience in an Urgent Care setting.
Lenke will assist Riverview’s Medical Director (Dr. Sean Callahan) with his resident visits, any changes in condition of residents, as well as continuing her MDS Coordination and being Riverview’s Infection Preventionist.
“Skilled Nursing Facilities have continued to see more complex medical situations in both our short term and long term residents” said Riverview Administrator, Kendra German,.“Having a Nurse Practitioner on the campus will further enhance the skilled medical care Riverview is already known for.”
Lenke grew up in Graytown, graduated from Oak Harbor High School, and currently resides in the Oak Harbor area with her husband, Micah, and their five children (Emily 22, Mya 20, Natalie 9, Addisynn 7 and Barrett 5).
“Working within my own community is something that is very important to me. I went into nursing because I wanted to help people and help make a difference in their lives,” said Lenke. “Over the last 10 years of working in healthcare I have learned that if you want to make a difference in the world, there is no better place to start than within your own community.”
Riverview is excited for this new opportunity for our campus and to be able to have Becky back to serve in this position, said German.
Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus has been county-owned and operated for 150 years. The facility is rated as a Medicare 5-Star Facility by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. For more information on Riverview’s inpatient or outpatient therapy, or the new Hartford on the River Senior Living, call the facility at 419-898-2851.