“I am extremely happy to be part of the Plymouth Harbor family, and I am excited for the opportunity to serve as Director of Nursing for Home Care as well as the new Assisted Living and Memory Care residence. I look forward to working with the residents and bringing my 25 years of nursing experience to this position.” – April Gillespie
Plymouth Harbor is proud to announce April Gillespie as our new Director of Nursing for Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Home Care. April joined the Plymouth Harbor team in August 2017.
In her new role as Director of Nursing, April is responsible for overseeing the professional nursing care and delivery of services for the Assisted Living and Memory Care departments in the new Northwest Garden Building as well as Home Care. In addition to establishing departmental policies and procedures, April is tasked with managing all personnel who provide direct patient care and ensuring that professional standards of community nursing practice are maintained.
Prior to joining Plymouth Harbor, April worked at the Sarasota Health & Rehabilitation Center for six years, most recently serving as Assistant Director of Nursing. In this position, April oversaw nursing personnel, recommended the establishment of policies and procedures, and set objectives and goals for the 143-bed facility. Before that, April worked as Assistant Director of Nursing at Harmony Healthcare & Rehab Center and as Staff Development Coordinator for Magnolia Health & Rehabilitation.
A Registered Nurse, April has more than 25 years of experience in clinical settings, primarily focused in long-term care. She graduated from Sarasota Vocational Institute’s Practical Nursing Program in 1992, went on to earn her Associate of Science degree in Nursing from Manatee Community College (now State College of Florida) in 1996, and attended Hodges University in Fort Myers, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 2004.
April is also the stepdaughter of Bert Adams, a concierge in our Smith Care Center who has been with Plymouth Harbor for more than 26 years.
Plymouth Harbor is thrilled to have April as a part of our team and truly values her expertise as our new Director of Nursing for Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Home Care.