Lander Wyoming: Natalie Korell Chosen as a Future Long Term Care Leader

PSN      Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Health Care Association announces that Natalie Korell, Administrator of Westward Heights Care Center in Lander, Wyoming has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a future leader in long term care. Korell will join the Association’s Future Leaders program, a year-long program that offers training and guidance for long term care professionals.

“AHCA/NCAL is dedicated to offering skilled nursing professionals who are providing high quality care the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills,” said Mark Parkinson, President & CEO of AHCA/NCAL. We look forward to seeing Natalie Korell and the entire Future Leaders class apply these newly-acquired skills to improve the well-being of individuals within long term and post-acute care.”

“Natalie is truly dedicated to the long term care profession. She continues to prove herself as a leader and is a real asset to our association,” stated Wyoming Health Care Association Executive Director Carolyn Paseneaux. “We are thrilled for her as she embarks on this new opportunity and couldn’t be more proud of her.”
Natalie Korell has her Bachelor of Science in Marketing with an emphasis in International Management. She attended college in several places including Pepperdine University, University of Wisconsin Madison and University of Wyoming which she graduated from. The most wonderful experience she had in college was her semester abroad in France through an exchange with the University of Wyoming to a graduate school of business in Tours, France. After college, Natalie worked in Lander and Riverton for a year before moving to Torrington, Wyoming becoming Administrator at Goshen Care Center. Natalie’s background also includes being a director of Marketing and Customer Relations at Banner Health Community Hospital. She grew up in Lander, loves Lander and is extremely excited about the wonderful opportunities she continues to have at Westward Heights and with Vetter Health Services.

Since 2004, AHCA/NCAL has hosted long term care professionals in the Future Leaders program. Selected participants both demonstrate leadership potential, and represent the interests of both state and national long term care providers. The program covers the latest theories and practical applications in quality management, customer satisfaction, and leadership. The year-long program kicks off with a two-day symposium, “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America,” held each year in Washington, DC.

Westward Heights is one of 30 facilities owned or managed by the Vetter Health Services (VHS) group of Elkhorn, Nebraska. The care center’s administrator and team develop plans to continuously improve their services and facility with support from the VHS network. Operating decisions are made locally to ensure that Westward Heights remains responsive to the needs of its residents and community.

ABOUT AHCA/NCAL – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit or

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