Employee Spotlight

Meet Bella Stribling, RN, Health Services Manager at The Summit

Published: June 30, 2021

“Nursing provides many ways to help people, but being able to help them make informed decisions about their care, especially in geriatrics, is very rewarding,” says Bella Stribling, RN, health services manager at The Summit at First Hill. “My favorite part of my job is being able to sit face to face with residents and

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Meet Gina Fratianne, Hospice Nurse

Published: December 17, 2020

“Rewarding” and “meaningful” is how Gina Fratianne describes her work as a hospice nurse. Gina joined the Kline Galland team in 2017, after moving here from the Los Angeles area to be closer to family. Hospice nurses care for patients who are at the end of their lives, ensuring they’re comfortable and peaceful. Click on

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Honoring Our Assisted Living Team

Published: September 28, 2020

“Caring is Essential” was the theme of this year’s National Assisted Living Week, and that truly describes the role held by our much-loved and much-valued assisted living team at the Summit. The National Center for Assisted Living sponsors the annual weeklong celebration, which it describes as a way to “recognize the role of assisted living

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Meet Our Resident Care Managers

Published: August 24, 2020

We’d like to introduce you to Kline Galland’s resident care managers, Elvie Eleccion, Ruth Mwawasi and Samira Rienzie. Together they represent quite a range of history at our home. Elvie Eleccion, RN, has been here for over 35 years and has managed the transitional care unit since it was started in 2004. Ruth Mwawasi, LPN,

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Meet Christi Howard, MDS Nurse

Published: May 28, 2020

Change can lead to valuable insights. Take Christi Howard, an MDS nurse at Kline Galland Home. She was working at the home in 2016 when she and her husband, Mike, bought a house near the foothills of Mt. Rainier National Park. “We really love being outdoors, and we like to drive to the mountains for

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Meet Samantha Trout, Occupational Therapist

Published: March 28, 2019

April is National Occupational Therapy Month, and what better way to celebrate than by featuring one of our very own OTs, Samantha Trout. Samantha has been with Kline Galland Home since November 2017. Samantha is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and has contributed to Kline Galland Home by developing a Journal

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Eduardo Garcia Morales

Published: February 5, 2019

Our Certified Nursing Assistants are at the heart of Kline Galland Home. They are the primary caregiver to our residents and can make a resident’s day with a smile, a kind word or gentle assistance. Certified Nursing Assistants must complete a training program and then be tested by the State to become certified. They must

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Meet Erwin Esguerra, Home Health Registered Nurse

Published: January 27, 2019

Have you ever wondered what a Home Health Registered Nurse (RN) does? At Kline Galland Home Health the RN is a critical team member who helps our patients enjoy a faster recovery and better health. A Home Health RN evaluates patients in their home environment to determine required services. They prepare a plan of care based

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