“Working at TK has been the highlight of my nursing career. Each day is a privilege to work with the courageous women and girls who come here for help, to provide comfort and support during the difficult days and celebrate with them in their journey of recovery.”
As Director of Nursing at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, Marge provides leadership, vision, direction and supervision to those who interact with the residents 24 hours a day. These staff members include the nurses and the behavioral health specialists. Her goal is to ensure all resident needs are met efficiently and in a timely fashion. At a treatment center such as Timberline Knolls, resident needs far exceed mere dispensing of medication. Marge, and the entire staff, are committed to providing both comfort and safety to the residents. This demands a high level of professionalism, skill and training due to the fragile health of many residents. Marge works closely with the entire treatment team to move each woman or girl toward recovery from her disorder or addiction.
Marge has 30 years of practical and managerial experience in teen and adult psychiatric nursing. Prior to Timberline Knolls, she served as manager of clinical operations for the Department of Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Illinois. She was responsible for the planning, management, implementation and evaluation of operations of a 46-bed psychiatric unit.