Home care in Bloomington, MN

  • 8900 Penn Avenue S
  • Suite 301
  • Bloomington, MN 55431

Our South Minneapolis Metro / Burnsville Care Team

Snr. Director of Clincal Operations

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Travis Moore DNP, RN PHN
Senior Director of Clincal Operation
Direct Line: 651-300-6443
travis.moore@brightstarcare.com

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A NURSE?
My healthcare career began as an EMT when I was 16 and later as a paramedic after graduating from high school. I became a Registered Nurse in 2010 and since then, have worked in the Emergency Department, ICU and Primary Care, while maintaining a variety of leadership roles throughout my journey.

WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU BRING TO BRIGHTSTAR CARE?
I hold a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota, where I specialized in Health Innovation and Leadership. I also have a certificate in Public Health Nursing. While my formal education has helped me to build a solid foundation of clinical practice, my graduate studies have been focused on stretching that working practical knowledge further through the design of new systems and ways of thinking. These systems account for the social and system disparities that limit the our ability to live healthy lives. I believe this presents myself and the BrightStar Care team a huge opportunity to reinvent healthcare norms for all walks of life.

WHAT ASPECT OF YOUR JOB ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
One of my favorite sayings is “People may forget what you said, and they may forget what you did, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” I love being able to help people feel comfortable and empower them to live the healthiest and happiest life possible.

I PROVIDE A HIGHER STANDARD OF CARE FOR OUR CLIENTS BY...
I help create an organization and system that is flexible enough to not only accommodate each client’s unique needs, but also enhance their confidence and independence. Simply put, my job is to remove barriers, and work to create a health care experience with you, not for you.
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General Manager

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Jessica Joyce
General Manager - BrightStar Care of Burnsville, St Paul & Bloomington
Direct: +1(651) 300-9977
O: +1(651) 770-8427 | F: +1(651) 770-4845
Jessica.joyce@brightstarcare.com

Jessica is the General Manager and Co-Owner of BrightStar Care of St. Paul under the Karing Hent Inc. MN based company, which manages the top performing BrightStar Care operations of Minnesota. Jessica comes from humble begenings with a passion for care and helping people. Jessica did not start here but her path has been an inspiration to many. Jessica started her career with Brightstar Care in 2012 working for the St. Paul office as a par time scheduler. Through her years with BrightStar she transitioned into the Customer Care Manager role. This experience helped her build great relationships with our clients and caregivers. With the need for quality home care growing, Jessica was promoted to Branch Manager for our new office in Bloomington, servicing the South Metro and northern Dakota county areas and then to General Manager over both of our award-winning branches. Jessica is passionate about helping people and is very engaged in the community. 
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Branch Manager/Sales and Marketing Manager

Dan Carlson
Direct : (952) 210-0116

BrightStar Care® of South Metro and Maplewood
O: +1(952) 300-3698 | F: +1(952) 681 7339
Daniel.Carlson@brightstarcare.com

Dan has over 25 years of experience in healthcare consulting.  His background includes a role as a Managing Partner with a global management consulting firm and opened one of the first regional offices for the firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  His responsibilities included managing the healthcare practice working with hospitals, long term care facilities, and medical device organizations. He is passionate about improving the lives of his clients and providing the highest levels of care and customer service. 
Dan attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife Karen where they are actively involved in the community.  He has two adult children, Kait and Michael.  He enjoys hiking, golfing, fishing, and being in the “great outdoors”
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Nursing Team

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Assistant Director of Nursing

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Debra Hawkins, ADN,RN
Assistant Director of Nursing
Maplewood: O: +1(651) 770-8427 | F: +1(651) 770 4845
debra.hawkings@brightstarcare.com 

Get to know Debra!
I started my healthcare career as a nursing assistant working in long term and memory care units, then eventually transferred to a cardiac unit at St. John’s hospital in the late 90s. I worked at St John’s for the next 7 years while I completed my nursing degree. Before coming to BrightStar, I was the Director of Nursing for a large health and human services provider overseeing 53 group homes in the Twin Cities and surrounding area. While I gained a great deal of leadership and nursing experience during my three years tenure there, I realized I was really missing the direct relationships with the individuals I was serving, which is exactly what led me to Brightstar Care.  
I feel my success has been measured by my accomplishments in family, career and continued learning. Once I graduated from nursing school, I took some time off to care for my Mother and Father, which is one of the main reasons why home health care has always been very close to my heart.  I am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend quality time with my parents throughout their lives and I am most passionate about helping individuals maintain their health in the comfort of their home while supporting the quality of life they choose to live.  Family is very important to me and by carefully choosing Brightstar Care, I am excited to advance my knowledge in home health. I can say without reason, I will treat everyone with the same respect and dignity I give my own family. 
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Customer Care Manager - South Metro and Burnsville

 

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Courtney Meier
BrightStar Care® of South Metro and Maplewood
O: +1(952) 300-3698 | F: +1(952) 681 7339
Courtney.meier@brightstarcare.com

I started out as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Minnesota and Wisconsin working at nursing homes and hospitals settings. My passion for health care has grown dramatically and I am attending school at Metropolitan State for my nursing degree. I love providing quality care and being able to make a client happy motivates me to look forward to my future in healthcare. Brightstar has really gave me the opportunities to succeed and meet some wonderful people and clients. 
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Nursing Team

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David Brehmer  BSN, RN
RN Case Manager
David.Brehmer@brightstarcare.com

Get to know David!

I’ve been an RN for many years, graduating from the University of Minnesota.  I worked in a hospital setting for many years and in chemical dependency and mental illness treatment settings.  I’ve been a home care nurse for over 14 years, spending most of that time working with veterans, which I really enjoy.
 
I am married with 1 daughter and 2 stepchildren, all adults, and 1 cat and 1 dog.  I love travelling, golf, and scuba diving.
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Zach Hockett ADN, RN
RN Case Manager
Zachary.Hockett@brightstarcare.com

Get to know Zach!
I began my career in nursing working as a certified nursing assistant and home health aide in 2015. I worked initially in a nursing home and then was hired by Brightstar Care in 2017. I have a strong background in teaching and leadership through various roles I have taken as a tutor at my community college. I hold an associate’s degree in nursing, and I am currently attending classes to obtain my bachelor’s degree. I am also enrolled in the Nurse Candidacy Program with the United States Navy. I have a real passion for home care. As an aid I saw the difference high-quality home care can make in someone’s life and I look forward to continuing to promote the highest quality possible as a part of the nursing team at Brightstar Care.

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CeCe Meehan LPN
Visit Nurse

I have been in Nursing for forty years. My  educational background is a BA in Social Services / Counseling and Lpn. Having this background I have been able to hold a variety of dual positions. I worked at Hennepin County as a Nurse Therapist for many years. I have worked for Women’s programs, Nursing homes, Assisted Living facilities. The last fifteen years has been in Home care. I love the independence it brings. I am married and have two daughters. My oldest daughter just got married last weekend. We are so happy for them. I enjoy hanging out with friends, walking, working out at club, being with family and gardening and Travel.
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Carrie Jones LPN 

Visit Nursing
I am the mother of four wonderful boys and have 6 amazing grandchildren. I enjoy watching MN sports and spending time with my family. In my free time I'm either in the gym or with my grandchildren. My love of nursing came from my grandmother who was also a nurse. I knew from a young age that I would be a nurse like she was. I have been working in healthcare services for over 25 years. I started as a CNA when I was 19 and worked in various settings, including long term care facilities, hospitals, and home care. After working as a CNA for many years, I chose to further my knowledge and skills by returning to school. I graduated from MSCTC Detroit Lakes, MN with as a LPN. As an LPN, I have worked in long term care and with critical care pediatrics on ventilators, tracheotomies, feeding tubes, and IV medication in the home care setting. I have worked in home care for the past 12 years and have found that is my true passion. I am an honest, dependable, loyal, loving, caring, and hard working professional. I treat all clients with the utmost care and respect. This coming Spring, I plan to further my nursing career by returning to school to achieve my RN while continuing to work full-time with Brightstar.

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Home Infusion Team

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Questions about our care team?

Please contact us online or call our offices at Maplewood: O: +1(651) 770-8427 | Bloomington: O: +1(952) 300-3698  and we'll be happy to answer them.