Admission Team


(509)  949 – 4448

Mike Hoon

509-877-3175 x 12

Director of Nursing
Elaine Hissam, RN
509-877-3175 ext 17

Rehabilitation Director
Francisco Cruz, L.P.N.
509 -877-3175 x 36
Francisco’s office is located towards the end of the yellow hall, in the therapy room on the right side of the hallway. The Rehabilitation Director will, upon the resident’s admission, notify our rehabilitation team of speech, occupational and physical therapist physicians’ orders. Therapy is provided, but not limited to, recent orthopedic surgeries, stroke complications, enteral feeds for nutritional needs, diabetes and wound complications, and more. Therapy is on the premises 7 days a week when requested by your physician.

Admission & Social Service Director
Stephanie Williams
509-877-3175 x 20
Stephanie can help you with information about Emerald Care’s admission procedure, contact your current physician, or even find you a new physician if you’re thinking of coming from a home or hospital setting, and even from out of state. Stephanie, who has over 28 years of experience in skilled nursing and long-term care, will be able to answer most of your questions regarding Medicare or Medicaid coverage and/or direct you to the person who can.  Her office is across the hall from the main entrance.

Maintenance Supervisor
Jose Gomez
The Maintenance Supervisor, Jose Gomez, is responsible for maintaining the equipment and facility structure. He can help with television installation and cable selection, hanging of pictures etc. The Case Managers or Charge Nurse may assist you in contacting Jose.

Business Office Manager
Renene deGoede
509-877-3175 x 14
Renene can answer most of your financial/business questions as she is in charge of personnel, accounting, and payroll. Renene also loves to be able to answer and assist all residents and or their loved ones with all their insurance policy questions.

Staff Development Director
Lynne Ellis
509-877-3175 X 36
Lynne is part of the hiring and Education Team. She ensures residents are receiving the best care possible. She also works directly with our most important staff, the front line staff, to experience the best workplace environment.

Registered Dietitian     Dietary Manager
Leanna Blue, R.D.           Chef Brian Locquiao  (509)-877-3175 x 23

“Blue” and Brian work together to ensure all the residents’ special diets and personal choice of meals and snacks are provided to meet each resident’s needs. If you have any special food requests, please talk with either of them.

Activity Director/Volunteer Coordinator
Teresa Barry
509-877-3175 x 21
Teresa and her assistants, aided by loyal and kind volunteers, strive to offer a multitude of choices so residents of Emerald Care can enjoy any or all of their favorite activities like gardening, crafts, birthday and holiday parties/socials, bingo, karaoke, Wii games, exercise group, read-aloud time, reminiscing, trivia, and more. She also schedules classic TV/movies, spiritual and musical programs, theme music, and more–to include reservations for private parties in the Day Room. Please inquire if you are interested in volunteering. The activities office is located in the Dining Room.

Housekeeping / Laundry Supervisor
Juanita Contreras
Juanita has been with us for over 25 years. Juanita and her team of professionals will do their best to make sure our residents’ home is neat and tidy. We do ask that all resident clothing has an ‘iron-on’ label with the resident’s name on it. With up to 82 residents a day’s worth of clothing to launder, it can become difficult to identify and return unlabeled clothing! See the Admission Team for free clothing labeling services upon admission and during the stay at Emerald Care. Thank you for your support!

Medical Director
Paul E. Emmans Jr., M.D.
118 S. 2nd St. Suite B
Selah, WA 98942