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Amarillo, TX
October 24, 2018

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Steve M. Schmidt

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Amarillo, Texas 79106



Landmark of Amarillo, Administrator March 2017 to present

Responsible for operations of this 99 bed facility. 89 dually certified beds and 10 skilled beds. We bought 25 beds to get us up to the 89 dually certified. I have done a complete make-over of the Administrative team. New DON, Admissions, Maintenance, wound nurse and MDS nurse. We have been working on just our 80 beds down stairs as our budget. We are currently running 75 with 6 skilled. I have 20 more beds we can use when we decide to open them up. Clinical outcomes are really enhancing our ability to get more skilled residents. Team is doing awesome work.

Paragon Healthcare Group, Regional Director of West Texas February 2017 to February 2018

Responsible for operations for the nursing facilities at Tulia, Lockney, and Hale Center, Texas. Continue to serve as nursing facility administrator in Tulia.

Paragon Healthcare Group, Administrator, Tulia, TX May 2015 to February 2017

Created a team that served our residents and the Tulia, Texas community.

Castro County Nursing and Rehabilitation, Administrator, Dimmitt, TX June 2014 to May 2015

Created a team that exceeded census expectations. Budgeted census was 54 residents and we built the census up to 62 residents.

Parks Methodist Retirement Village, Executive Director, Odessa, TX December 2013 to June 2014

The Parks is a full continuing care retirement community. Was responsible for operations for the entire community. Built the management team and worked within budget to help update the campus.

Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans’ Home, Administrator, Amarillo, TX July 2012 to September 2013

120 bed facility that was overseen by the State and the Veterans Administration. Consistently kept census over budget. Managed two survey processes each year. Hired all department directors and had an excellent team.

Texan Nursing and Rehab, Administrator, Amarillo, TX September 2011 to July 2012

Worked with marketing to build census and the building’s reputation in the community. Personally marketed to doctors and hospitals. Hired DON and ADON and built teamwork within departments.

Wellington Care Center, Interim Administrator, Wellington, TX June 2011 to September 2011

Met census expectations and had a white glove inspection that was the best of all homes in the region.

Baptist Community Services, Assistant Administrator and Director of Operations, Amarillo, TX

November 2008 to May 2011

Responsible for operations at Ware Living Center, Harrington Assisted Living, and Moore Assisted Living. Hired DON and built an outstanding clinical team. Responsible for the team that managed 187 long-term care beds plus 90 assisted living apartments.

Georgia Manor Nursing and Rehab, Administrator, Amarillo, TX April 2008 to October 2008

Created and implemented a plan to build positive relationships within the community. Census and name-recognition in the community improved. Worked with department heads to build team spirit.

Hereford Nursing and Rehabilitation, Administrator, Hereford, TX November 2007 to April 2008

Analyzed reasonable cost of services by healthcare providers. Put plan into place to help build community relationships, resulting in increased census and name recognition.

Farwell Convalescent Center, Administrator, Farwell, TX September 2006 to November 2007

Was able to increase census from the low 40s to the mid 50s and increased Medicare census, as well. Worked within the budget to increase revenue and decrease costs. Went from a $90,000 budget deficit in 2006 to a $60,000 budget surplus in 2007. Worked closely with the Farwell Hospital Board.

Elizabeth Jane Bivins Home for the Aged, Administrator, Amarillo, TX

July 2001 to September 2006

Appointed JCAHO Officer for both Bivins homes with census of 178 beds. Successfully achieved JHACO accreditation for Bivins Memorial and Elizabeth Jane Bivins home. Responsible for policy and procedure manuals. Trained staff to learn JCAHO protocols. Interfaced with design team for Childers Place facility. Served as Program Director of new projects. Assisted in the seamless transfer of resident from a closed facility to a new building. Created programs resulting in speedy acclimation of residents to a new environment.

Baptist Community Services, Administrator in Training, Amarillo, TX February 2000 to June 2001

Worked in numerous positions in the 187 bed Ware Living Center while completing my administrator training through Wayland Baptist. Served as Assistant Administrator, Quality Assurance officer, Assisted Living manager.


Long Term Care Administration

Wayland Baptist University, Amarillo, Texas

BS, Business Administration

West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas




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