This month we are so excited to highlight one of our wonderful nurses, McKenzie Graves. McKenzie has been working at Woodcrest for the last year and a half and her favorite part about working here is getting to care for the residents and getting to know them. Not only do the residents love McKenzie but her coworker Missy said, “she is loved by all and such a pleasure to work with.” Before McKenzie was a nurse, she worked in the healthcare industry for 10 years as an aide. She loved caring for people so much she decided she wanted to continue her schooling and become a nurse! She graduated from Beckfield about 14 months ago and has loved every minute of being a nurse. McKenzie is known as a workhorse; aside from being a certified aide and getting her nursing degree she also went to Ivy Tech in Lawrenceburg, Indiana where she got her associate degree in Medical Assisting Billing and Administration and is also certified to be a phlebotomist.
A little about McKenzie outside of work and school is that she grew up in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. She said growing up her favorite thing to do with her family was going on vacations, especially to the beach! McKenzie’s favorite thing in life is her three wonderful children as she has an 8-year-old daughter, a 5-year-old son, and 1-year old baby boy. She loves spending time with them. Some of their favorite things to do as a family is going to the park, go to Kings’ Island, visit the zoo, and spend as much time as they can outside! She also enjoys time with friends and going to the races at the Lawrenceburg speedway. Thank you, McKenzie, for all your hard work and for letting us get to know you!