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Denise Curran - Director of Operations

Denise L Curran has spent her life in Northwest Missouri. She was raised in Stanberry where her passion for healthcare first developed. Her parents were hardworking blue collar people that taught her the value of life and respect for elders. Her mother first introduced her to Long-Term Care as a CNA in a local nursing home. Watching her mother show commitment to her employer and the elders she helped care for instilled in Denise the drive to see a high quality of healthcare to be provided to every individual.

Denise climbed the health care ladder starting as a CNA in a local nursing home then into an Licensed Practical Nursing program, Associates degree in Nursing, and finally a Bachelors degree in Nursing.

She spent the first eight years of her career as in nurse in the acute care and critical care setting, eventually setting roots in Savannah as the Administrator where she has remained for the past 6 years.

She has three beautiful children, Lauren, Christian, and Lily.

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Katie has been with LaVerna for over a year, serving as Assistant Administrator, while training for her current position.

If you have any questions, or any should arise while you or your loved one is at LaVerna, Katie's door is always open or she is always available by phone!


Dana Sansone, Financial Services Coordinator

Dana started as the Financial Services Coordinator in October of this year. She has been with LaVerna for almost a year in the medical records department.

Dana is responsible for all financial transactions for the facility as well as patient financial matters including insurance, trust funds, Medicaid applications, discretionary spending and more. Our business manager acts as a liaison between our corporate billing department and our residents to explain any financial matter that may arise during their stay with us.

Diane Long, MDS Coordinator

Diane began her 33 year nursing career in southwest Iowa at a nursing facility as a 3-11 charge nurse near her hometown.  Her husband’s teaching job brought their family of two small children to the Savannah area in August of 1984.  She and her family continue to enjoy living and working in the Savannah area.   Her passion for caring for the elderly brought her to LaVerna in October of 1985.  She began as a charge nurse, remaining at that position for eleven years.  She then became the Director of Nursing for the 40 bed ICF unit at LaVerna Heights until March of 2003 when LaVerna Heights closed.  Diane was then offered her current position of MDS/Care Plan Coordinator. She is responsible for developing and maintaining a current resident assessment and plan of care for each individual resident per Federal and State Regulations.  With these duties she enjoys meeting with residents and families for their care planning needs on a regular basis to ensure that every resident’s stay at LaVerna is a positive experience.

Please feel free to contact Diane if you have any questions or care issues during your stay at LaVerna.

Cody Newman  Business Development

Cody has been with LaVerna Village for 6 years in the Marketing and Business Development role. 
Cody is a native of Albany, MO.  His responsibilities include all marketing for LaVerna Village including development and distribution of all collateral materials, website maintenance, advertising and media relations.  Any questions regarding the previous mentioned subjects should be directed to this office.