Jo Small Hilliard named administrator at Christian Village
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[January 11, 2013]
Jo Small Hilliard has been named
the new administrator at The Christian Village. She returns to the
senior living community after a 19-year absence. She began as the
activity director, leaving to join the ministry at Jefferson Street
Christian Church as office manager in 1994.
Hilliard returned to Christian Homes Inc. in 2004 to work in human
resources in the corporate office. She quickly took on additional
roles in project management and policy coordination. She most
recently served as administrator at the Vonderlieth Living Center in
Originally from Tuscola, Hilliard is a graduate of
Lincoln Christian University and comes from several generations of
preachers. She served overseas as a missionary in Hong Kong and a
teacher of English in mainland China. She lives in Mount Pulaski
with her husband of 19 years, Jack Hilliard, and their two children,
Miranda and John.
"I felt the Lord's guidance in accepting the position of
administrator at The Christian Village," she said. "I look forward
to the training I'll receive as well as the opportunity to reach out
to the churches and community supporters.
"The Christian Village has a fine tradition of providing not only
quality nursing care to residents, but also care for the soul, heart
and mind. My goal is to continue in this strong tradition and, along
with my co-workers, strive to improve our mission to the community."
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The Christian Village offers a range of senior living options
including garden homes, senior apartments, skilled nursing care,
short-term rehabilitation and the George Gahr Memory Care Unit.
The Christian Village is among the 14 senior living communities
of Christian Homes, the second-largest not-for-profit long-term
health care provider in the U.S., with campuses in Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa and Missouri.
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