Michelle was born and raised in Utah. She later moved to Idaho and has lived there now for 34 years. She has three grown children, 4 grandchildren, and 3 more on the way. She feels her biggest task and love in life is her family.
Michelle graduated from Idaho State University with a BSN/RN degree in 1996. Her career started in the hospital, primarily working the Medical/Surgical floor. She floated occasionally to ER, Maternity, Same Day Surgery, Medical, and Pediatrics. The experience gained has become invaluable in her career.
Michelle also worked for a Hospice agency starting in 1998 and loved this side of nursing. She felt rewarded being a part of a team whose primary efforts were to assist the patient and family with the psychological and spiritual support through the dying process. Michelle affirms that dying is as personal as living and the term, “helping the patient die well” is truly a gift she loves to give.
By 2002, Michelle’s home care expanded to include the home health side (assisting the patient to stay well). She decided she found her niche, and now 19 years later, she continues to love caring for patients in their own environment, whether it be hospice or home health. She has worked for Heritage Health Services since its beginning in Pocatello, Idaho. Michelle is the Clinical Director of our brand new branch, Heritage Health Services of Twin Falls. She loves being part of a great team that assists the patient with whatever life challenge they are experiencing.