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Employee Spotlight: Kristin Bard, Clinical Liaison

Kristin Bard has an extensive history of nursing experience that spans over 25 years.

Kristin has worked as a registered nurse in the medical surgical unit with a specialty in cardiothoracic, she has served as a travel nurse and nurse educator before coming to SALMON Health and Retirement.

“I would say that I am most proud of my current role within SALMON,” said Kristin when reflecting on her experience as a registered nurse. “I enjoy the interactions that I have with residents and their families, and I hope I bring a sense of warmth and comfort during my brief interactions.”

In her 8 years with SALMON, Kristin’s role as clinical liaison has evolved to meet the needs as the company continues to evolve. “Most recently, I have had the privilege to support the sales team in assisting them with the completion of the initial nursing assessment,” shares Kristin.

“I meet with residents and their families to reassure them during this often-difficult transition and help alleviate some of their fears and stress that is involved in this process. My primary goal during this assessment is to make sure that we can provide them with the best possible care that they are seeking.”

Kristin’s role has evolved to assist the sales team in registered nurse assessments for assisted living and as clinical liaison, facilitate the discharge from hospitals to Beaumont Skilled Nursing.

As the company has evolved, so have the roles of other SALMON team members.

Kristin reflects, “Years ago there was a moment in time that we needed liaison coverage. Andrew Salmon willingly stepped in to learn the role and I had the honor to teach him everything he needed to know!”

“Kristin is a person that embodies the essence of nurse, as she understands the concepts create the environment for people to improve and applies them daily through her empathy, consistency, and commitment to her core values,” says Andrew Salmon, Chief Future Officer of SALMON Health and Retirement. “I have worked side by side with Kristin for nearly a decade and have always been confident in her because she listens and expresses her ideas freely and honestly. The best part of working with Kristin is that her core values as a wife, mother, daughter, and professional are aligned and prioritized which allows her to connect with those she encounters in a meaningful way.”

As SALMON evolves to meet the residents where they are at, Kristin names one value that remains consistent in the culture: family.

“SALMON has a unique and positive company culture because its focus is on family. I share the same values as SALMON which is why I do what I do.”

What also sets SALMON apart from other companies is their offering of Continuum of Care. SALMON works to meet the individual and unique needs of each resident to make them as comfortable as possible.

“If we take someone in, no matter at what level, even VNA, we consider them part of the SALMON family,” says Kristin.

Kristin holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fitchburg State University and has experience as a certified nursing assistant.

When not at SALMON, Kristin can be found with her family, cheering on her sons at their athletic events, and enjoying the outdoors.

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