The City of Hector and the City of Hector EDA entered into a sales agreement with Renville Health Services to take ownership of Prairie View of Hector Senior Living effective July 1st, 2018. Prairie View, located in Hector, is a 34 unit assisted living facility with 6 memory care units. Renville Health Services is wholly owned by St. Francis Health Services of Morris and operates RenVilla, Meadows on Main and East Ridge Court in Renville MN. “We are happy to partner with St. Francis Health Services in serving our area seniors. Renville Health Services’ agreement to assume ownership and continue Prairie View’s heritage of serving Hector area seniors will assure that our seniors will still be offered important services in our own community,” states Janice Weikle, Mayor of the City of Hector.
Steve Caulkins, Chairman of the City of Hector EDA Board, said: “After 14 years of ownership, the EDA is excited to see Prairie View continue to serve our area seniors through the transfer of ownership to Renville Health Services. The City of Hector’s EDA has demonstrated through this project and others its commitment to supporting our community members.”
St. Francis Health Services, sponsored by the Diocese of St. Cloud, has provided services to the aging since its origin in 1963. The services of this faith-based, non-profit organization include 13 skilled nursing and transitional care buildings, 10 assisted living communities, home healthcare, a full range of therapies, senior housing, and over 75 community and residential services to people with developmental and mental disabilities and mental illnesses. Based in Morris, MN, services are provided throughout rural Minnesota.
By Ashley Alsum
The staff of Renville Health Services in Renville welcomes Casie Knoshal as the new Administrator.
Knoshal took over the position at the end of last year, Dec. 28. So far, she said the transition has been great.
“The staff here has been very receptive and very helpful,” said Knoshal. “We’re all adjusting well.”
Knoshal is originally from Granite Falls. In high school she worked as a nursing assistant and found it was something she really enjoyed. Helping the elderly and their families adjust to a new lifestyle was fulfilling.
In 2012, Knoshal graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a BA in Business Administration. She then moved back close to home to a farm north of Granite Falls with her husband. Knoshal has worked at the Rice Care Center since that time.
In 2016, Knoshal started pursuing a nursing home administrative license. This would open up more options for her career and allow her to maintain her administrative role. Just as Knoshal was thinking about a change a colleague informed her of the opening here in Renville. She applied, got the position and has found it to be a great fit – and a shorter commute.
“This is a great community here,” Knoshal said. “I look forward to building connections in the community.”
Knoshal means this both personally and professionally. She is excited to integrate Renville Health Services with the community as much as possible. When people move into assisted living they often leave behind community events and gatherings they once attended. Knoshal looks to invite these services in so residents can have the same experiences they are used to.
“It’s about maintaining connections and meeting the needs of those who come here,” she explained.
Along with day to day management and supervision, Knoshal also deals with ever-changing regulations. Keeping everything up to date and in compliance is a constant shuffle.
But all the regulations have a purpose Knoshal explained. “It’s important to have the checks and balances when dealing with vulnerable adults.”
Knoshal looks forward to providing skilled, resident centered care for the residents of Renville Health Services into the future. She hopes to continue the positive community relationships and build upon the foundation for greater success.
Renville County Register