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Barb Munsell, Director of Nursing

Barb is a 40 year native of Andrew County and has been employed with LaVerna Village for 29 years.  She has held many positions with LaVerna Village including Charge/Floor Nurse for all shifts, care plans, Instructor for CNA/CMT classes and Assistant Director of Nursing.  She currently is the Director of Nursing which she has held for the past 7 years. 
A graduate of Savannah High School and her nursing degree from Methodist Medical Center, Barb has strong local roots to the community and with LaVerna.  She is an experienced, long term care nurse, who has great leadership and management skills.  We are lucky to have her at LaVerna Village.

If you have any nursing or care related questions while you or your loved one is at LaVerna, please don't hesitate to come by and visit or give Barb a call.

TBA, Assistant D.O.N


The LaVerna Village Nursing Department is at the heart of our organization. With the largest and most diverse staff of RNs, LPNs, and CNAs of any skilled nursing facility in the area, LaVerna recruits some of the most skilled nursing professionals available. Our award winning staff is here for you day and night to ensure that the quality of life you experience remains at the highest standard for all skilled nursing facilities in Savannah and the surrounding area.

LaVerna Village has been named a Charter Member of the Advancing Excellence in
America’s Nursing Homes
campaign, a national campaign that encourages, assists and
empowers its staff to improve the quality of life for its residents.
To gain this distinction, we must be committed to providing our residents and staff with
the highest quality care possible. This campaign builds on the successes of other quality
initiatives while monitoring key indicators of quality care, promoting excellence in
resident care, acknowledging the critical role that all staff has in creating a culture of
person-centered care.

Choose the Best

When it comes to your health or the health of a loved one, wouldn’t you rather be in the hands of the best professionals in your area? At LaVerna Village, we offer just that. An environment surrounded by the very best skilled nursing staff in the St. Joseph area. The highest rated again, and again, and again. Our nursing staff offers a diverse range of specialized care specifically tailored to the needs of each resident.

As a resident of LaVerna Village, you’ll notice that our team of skilled nursing professionals works quickly and effectively to address every need of our residents in various ways. Our staff is truly involved in the day to day lives of each resident, so the care provided at LaVerna goes beyond the job. We’re providing care with the same concern as a trusted friend or family member.

Specializing in Specialized Care

Not only does LaVerna operate an award winning Wound Care team within our skilled nursing facility, but we offer various other specialized treatment units for our residents. We understand that a continuum of care offered by the properly trained staff can be the instrumental force driving residents on their road to a true recovery. That’s why LaVerna is proud to offer the following specialized care units:

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
Bariatric Care
End of Life Care
Hospice / Respite
IV Therapy
Long Term Care
Short Term Care
24-Hour Skilled Nursing
Wound Care

At LaVerna Village, we’re proud to offer more specialties in skilled nursing care than any other facility in Northwest Missouri. For a detailed explanation of care, we encourage you to call or visit at your convenience. We know that upon your visit you’ll come to realize why LaVerna has become the leader in skilled nursing care. We look forward to the privilege of caring for you or your loved one!