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We encourage you to get to know the people who work at Deerview Nursing & Rehab. There are several departments, department heads, and many employees who assist in planning and providing quality care. Here are some of the people who can assist you.


Sharon Weldon


Sharon has over 28 years experience in Long Term Care, she has worked as a CNA, Dietary Manager and then Administrator. She has been married for 43 years; has 2 sons, 1 daughter and 10 grandchildren. "I am very blessed to work at Deerview, to me it feels like home."

Kathy Schlinker
Director of Nursing

Kathy has been a Registered Nurse for 20 years and has been the D.O.N. at Deerview Healthcare since January 2016. She worked at C.H.I. St. Vincent Infirmary for 13 years as the House Supervisor. She also worked at B.H.D.C. in Booneville, Arkansas as a charge nurse and nurse manager. Kathy has been married for 28 years and has three sons and eleven grandchildren. She has lived in Booneville her entire life. Kathy says, "I like the residents, I like the home-like atmosphere that Deerview has and everyone here is great to work with. "

Carla Green
Activities and Social Service Director

Carla has been at Deerview as a CNA for over fifteen years. "Its not every day that you get to come to work and play! I spend a lot of time searching for different activities to get all of my residents involved. Many times we have fun just talking about their past, where they have been and what kind of life they have led. You can learn a lot of History if you just listen, and now with my role doubling as the Social Director that comes in very handy. It is my job to listen to their needs and help them get it."

Stephanie Harrison
Business Office Manager

Stephanie has been working at some capacity at the facility for over seventeen years. She has been an Aid, worked as an MDS Coordinator, Social and Activities and has also done some Marketing before taking the role of Business Office Manager. "I love these residents. This job has more meaning to me because of them. Working here as long as I have, you wouldn't be human if you didn't get attached. Seeing so many family members and helping them get qualified for nursing home placement is something that I take great pride in. And now for those that come in for "Rehab to Home" stay, with Deerview offering short term therapy, we have even more to offer our community." If you have any questions regarding billing or qualifying for Long Term Care Medicaid or Medicare, please feel free to call or come by to see Stephanie anytime.

Jean Zimmer
Medical Records

Jean Zimmer has been an RN since 2004 and moved to Arkansas from Missouri in 2007. She has worked at Deerview Healthcare since 2009, prior to that she was a nurse manager at Phases for two years. Jean is also the Treatment Nurse at Deerview Healthcare. "I like helping people," Jean says, "I like to see good progress and good outcomes." Jean has two children and three grandchildren and also has a step daughter and a step grand daughter.

Deeanna Buckingham
MDS Coordinator

Deeanna is an LPN and has been in Long Term Care for a number of years. "Long Term Care is my passion. I don't look at this as just a job, either you are made for this kind of care or you are not. I love coming in every day and seeing the residents with a smile on their face. Our residents know they are loved. I think that is the advantage of working in a smaller facility; we all know that true healthcare is about mind, body and spirit. I truly believe with all the changes being made here at Deerview, we are on the right track to giving each resident the very best."

Pamela Diane Ward
Dietary Manager

Diane has been a C.N.A. for 39 years and has worked at Deerview Healthcare for the last 12 years. She has been the Dietary Manager since June 2015. Diane has lived in Danville, Arkansas her whole life and has four children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys cooking, reading and loves to travel. She particularly enjoyed going to Washington D.C. because of its history. Diane says, "now that I am the Dietary Manager it gives me even more time to spend with our residents which I love to do. "

Austin Corley
Maintenance Supervisor

Prior to working at Deerview Healthcare, Austin had experience as a mechanic at a local car dealership and worked on a farm in various roles. He also attended college, and obtained a certification in mechanics. This is his first job in a nursing home. "I like working here, I like to help people and the staff always have a smile on their face."

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