Nettleton honored as Boss of the Quarter

Monday, June 13, 2022
(Photo Contributed) Blake Nettleton of Accura Healthcare in Le Mars was named the 2nd Quarter Boss of the Quarter by the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 9.

LE MARS — The staff at Accura Healthcare of Le Mars nominated Blake Nettleton, Accura Healthcare administrator, as the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce 2022 2nd Quarter Boss of the Quarter. Nettleton was presented with the honor on Thursday, June 9.

The nomination letter submitted by staff read, “While a relatively new nursing home administrator, Blake has faced many challenges the past couple of years, particularly those presented with the COVID pandemic.

“With the pandemic, Blake’s focus has always been first and foremost the health and safety of the residents, families, and staff. While closely monitoring the ever-changing guidelines and recommendations, Blake implemented all safeguards with knowledge, professionalism, and integrity, even when those decisions were not always popular with everyone.

“Blake leads by example, demonstrating a positive attitude and calm demeanor in all of his interactions. He is a role model of Accura’s core values of trust, integrity, accountability, commitment, and kindness to all. He is willing to help in any way he can, within his scope of practice. Blake has provided transportation, helped in the kitchen, moved furniture, helped with maintenance, delivered labs, helped with computer issues and countless other tasks.

“Recently, Blake has started introducing a dog to the facility and helping provide pet therapy to our residents, which many of our residents thoroughly enjoy.

“As a leader, Blake is approachable to the staff, listens and demonstrates support and understanding to our staff and their families. Blake is a true example of living Accura’s mission of ‘Partners in care and family for life.’”

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