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Developing future leaders through internships at Providence

Many Providence staff members have been a part of this ministry for a long time. We recognize how valuable that experience is, so we encourage our community managers to share it with the next generation of leaders, by mentorships and internships at Providence. We have encouraged these valuable relationships at many of our communities: at Royal Park Place and Royal Atrium in Zeeland, Michigan; at Providence Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centers in Palos Heights and Downers Grove, Illinois; and even in our corporate office in Tinley Park, Illinois. At Royal Park Place and Royal Atrium Inn, Jeff Zylstra has been community manager for 25 years.He has gained valuable insight along the way – and now he has teamed up with Evan Geels, a Trinity Christian College alum and former Providence intern, to share that knowledge.  Evan is the new community manager at Royal Atrium Inn, while Jeff has remained in his role at Royal Park Place and is serving as mentor to Evan — as well as to Shawn Phillips, the community manager at nearby Emerald Meadows in Grand Rapids. “Through [Jeff’s] mentorship and guidance, he is sharing his passion and commitment with the emerging generation of senior care leaders.” In February, Jeff was […]