We’ve assembled a team of remarkable professionals at our Vista Prairie Communities. With varied backgrounds and talents, our team has one common goal: to serve those who entrust us with their lives, health, and well-being. We transform lives by providing compassionate care and joy-filled environments in the communities we serve. We recently sat down with Kim Webster, Vista Prairie Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and asked her a few questions.
Q. Tell us about your path leading to Vista Prairie:
A. I’ve served in a variety of senior healthcare roles throughout my career. I have experience as a hospital discharge planner, nursing home social worker, and have held several assisted living Executive Director positions. I was the director of a home health and hospice agency, served as Vice President of Healthcare for A’viands food service, and most recently was the Regional Executive Director of Senior Living for StuartCo.
Q. What are some of your professional accomplishments?
A. I’m deeply involved in industry improvement initiatives, including the development of the Housing with Services rules. At LeadingAge, I’ve served on the Board of Directors, the Housing Leadership Council, Assisted Living/Home Care committee, Chair-Elect for District G, and was past Vice Chair of the Confident Choices for Senior Living program.
Q. Why did you want to work with Vista Prairie Communities? What drove you to our mission?
A. I was drawn to this job based on the reputation of Vista Prairie and the positive work of their recent leadership. I worked closely with Jim Bettendorf, CEO, over the years in developing and growing senior services of Minnesota, and knew that Vista Prairie’s mission—based on the philosophy of providing excellence in the care and services delivered to our seniors—aligned with my own values. Being kind and respectful, and emphasizing collaboration, innovation, and stewardship have long been part of my own career path. Integrity and trust are key factors in providing excellent care and service. I believe Vista Prairie upholds these values in all that they do.
Q. What are some of your hobbies/interests?
A. I enjoy golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I have three grandchildren, with a fourth on the way—a true bright spot in my life (along with their parents).
Q. Do you volunteer or serve on any boards or committees?
A. I’m a certified hospice volunteer for Interim Healthcare providing bereavement support services. I am also on the Board of Directors as the Vice Chair for Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul. I work closely in many capacities with LeadingAge Minnesota. I serve on the Assisted Living, Home Care, and Performance Excellence committees.
Q. Would you like to add anything else?
A. I’ve dedicated 37 years to serving seniors, working hard to expand the great services our seniors receive throughout Minnesota. I’m excited to be part of the Vista Prairie team and excited to grow our offerings while providing the best possible care and service to the residents, families, and staff we serve every day.
Welcome to the VPC family, Kim! We’re so happy you’re here!