Luther Haven of Montevideo has announced the hiring of Justin Hughes as its new administrator.

Luther Haven of Montevideo has announced the hiring of Justin Hughes as its new administrator. Hughes, 26, officially began his duties on Oct. 1.

Hughes, who is originally from Danvers, knew what he wanted to do for a career while he was still in high school. “The last couple of years in high school I became interested in health care, and eventually changed my focus to the business aspect of health care,” he said.

When he was searching for schools to attend, he had heard that Concordia College in Moorehead was a good place to go for business administration. Hughes said: “After I graduated from high school, I went to Concordia and got a bachelor’s degree in health care management and administration. I knew this was what I wanted to do with my life, and even at college it didn’t change so I stuck with it!”

Prior to accepting the position with Luther Haven, Hughes worked for three years at the Madison Care Center, which was his first job fresh out of college. “I don’t have too much of a work history to talk about, but when the opportunity to work here at Luther Haven arose, I  took the chance and applied for it,” said Hughes.

So far, Hughes has enjoyed working for Luther Haven. “After being here for almost a month, I know that our leadership team that we have is resident-centered, and they are here to make a difference for our residents. Everyone has been very welcoming; it’s been very nice so far!” he said.

Even though Hughes has been on the job for one month, he does have a vision for Luther Haven going forward. “In the near future, I want to learn more about Luther Haven, as well as the community. We’ll look at trying to take care of some things that can be done right away that are easy fixes. In the long term, we’ll possibly look at renovations or something that is geared toward the future and the community’s needs. That could be a lot of different things, but we haven’t talked much about that yet,” he said.

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