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Julie Smith Joins Mayflower Staff

Julie Smith, a Grinnell High School grad, has joined The Mayflower Community staff as a BS/BSN with responsibility for Assisted Living and Home Services.  Julie is a 2018 graduate of the Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Health Service Management from Drake University with a minor in business in 2014.

According to Kellie McGriff, NHA/BSN, Mayflower’s Associate Director/Administrator, “Julie’s academic credentials coupled with her positive energy, will enhance our leadership team.  With oversight of all of assisted living as well as Mayflower’s health outreach to people living in their own homes, Julie will provide professional and thoughtful care for seniors.”

Julie, a cum laude grad at Drake and summa cum laude at Mercy, comes to Mayflower after service most-recently as an Intensive Care Unit registered nurse at UPH-Grinnell Regional Medical Center.

As a student nurse, Julie gained experiences in medical surgical, cardiac/telemetry, neurology, labor and delivery, and cardiac catheterization units or, as Julie terms it, “fine-tuned head-to-toe assessment and medication administration skills.”  In addition, with prior experience in healthcare technology, Julie has provided employee assistance as a “super user” of Epic electronic medical records software.

Mayflower’s Executive Director, Steve Langerud, says, “The addition of Julie Smith to the Mayflower staff reflects our goal of the optimum in professional skills in the Grinnell senior living world.”

Founded in 1950, the Mayflower Community is the only healthcare provider in Poweshiek County offering Medicare certified skilled nursing care, certified assisted living, and licensed residential care, all on one campus.  More than 280 people make their homes in the Mayflower Community’s healthcare, independent living apartments, patio homes, and the new Watertower Square apartments.  More information is available at or by calling 641-236-6151.

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