Providence of Zeeland welcomes new administrator

Rick VandenBerg

Rick VandenBerg is the new administrator at Providence of Zeeland.

ZEELAND, Mich. (January 2015) — Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Zeeland welcomed its new administrator, Rick VandenBerg, in December. With a background in nursing and years of experience in leadership, management, and clinical operations, VandenBerg brings a broad range of skills to his position at the community.

VandenBerg, a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator who has Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing and Clinical Psychology from Grand Valley State University, and he has worked in Michigan throughout his career. He comes to Providence of Zeeland with

  • 11 years of experience in direct patient care.
  • 13 years of experience in management in a skilled nursing and rehab setting — including six years as a director of nursing and six years as a regional director of clinical operations, overseeing six communities.
  • 10 years of experience as an independent consultant, helping skilled nursing communities with regulatory compliance and education.

His time in patient care has given him compassion for the residents at Providence of Zeeland, and his experience in management makes him a skilled leader for the community.

“As a nurse, I provided care to those who needed it – but at some point, I wanted to do more than what I could do alone. I wanted to help a lot of people do the same thing, and I’ve been blessed with opportunities over the years to do that on multiple levels,” VandenBerg said. “My years of nursing experience and years of leadership in different roles have provided me the best insight into running a building and leading a team.”

Providence of Zeeland is excited to welcome VandenBerg, and he looks forward to leading a staff that is dedicated to providing compassionate and professional care.

“The whole faith-based concept is an important part of what we do,” VandenBerg said. “Many other organizations keep it on the back burner, but it’s really at the forefront of what we’re doing.”

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