director of nursing
Jeanette Cuppy is the nursing director, 2020 Woman of the Year, and healthcare expert with over 25 years of experience in patient care and regulatory compliance.
Her 20 years of experience as a Director of Nursing has contributed to her extensive experience in developing policies and procedures, investigating incidents and unusual occurrences, auditing patient care, monitoring adherence to policies and procedures, providing education to clinical staff, and ensuring compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
She applies her expertise to forensic casework involving adverse events and wound care; claims of physical,emotional, financial, and mental abuse; patient care evaluations involving rehabilitation for substance abuse, pulmonology, orthopedics, cardiac, trauma,stroke, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, and spinal cord injuries; and nursing and facility operations/practices, standards of care, and hiring practices.
Jeanette has diverse experience involving a variety of healthcare facilities, including independent living, long term care and short-term rehabilitation. Her 25+ years of experience includes direct patient care as Personal Care and Skilled Nursing Assistant, Charge Nurse, Nursing Supervisor, and Director of Nursing. Jeanette has clinical experience providing patient care, monitoring patients and assessing patients for changes in condition.
Her nursing career started at the University of Iowa and finished at DMACC; Jeanette transferred due to starting her family and welcoming her first child. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children and attending all their sporting events nationwide. Jeanette chose the nursing profession because“I remember growing up and going to work with my mother, a nurse in a long-term care community. Caring for the Elderly is a passion of mine and I couldn’t see myself in any other line of nursing. However, when it came to long-term care,she truly believes it was a calling.
Jeanette finds happiness in knowing she positively changes the lives of the patients and residents she serves as well as advocates for them with regards to medical concerns.