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Christian Horizons Welcomes Chief Operating Officer, Kate Bertram

Posted on: Apr 14, 2022

Christian Horizons, a leader in Midwest senior living communities and support services has welcomed a new chief operating officer, Kate Bertram MBA. As COO, Bertram supports Christian Horizons’ seven life plan campuses and five stand-alone older adult communities offering a mix of independent; assisted living and supportive living; memory support; long-term healthcare centers and short-term rehabilitation.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Kate to the Christian Horizons’ executive team,” said Jake Bell, Christian Horizons' chief executive officer. “Kate has extensive experience in senior living leadership combined with strong, strategic business acumen. We’re excited for Kate’s contributions as we initiate future phases of growth through our 10-year strategic plan. I look forward to the guidance she’ll bring as we continue to advance our mission of serving seniors.”

Bertram joins Christian Horizons’ chief executive team with nearly 20 years’ leadership experience in senior services and older adult living. She received a MBA from Mount Mary University and is a past participant in many industry board of directors including WI Nursing Home Administrator Board, LeadingAge WI and National MS Society, WI Chapter. Bertram is a master of strategic initiatives, collaboration, vision and strategy.

Since 1962, Christian Horizons has been meeting the needs of older adults in the community. In its last fiscal year, the organization served over 4,500 seniors in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Indiana through living communities and supportive at-home services.

As a nonprofit organization, Christian Horizons is firmly focused on service and meeting the needs of associates, residents, clients and guests. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization invested in additional safety and wellbeing measures for seniors across its continuum of services as well as new initiatives, including Pathway Memory Support®, a program serving those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia through contemporary best-practices, enhanced associate training, creative approaches to care, and a focus on activity and engagement.

As a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, Christian Horizons is in service to a mission of honoring God by offering a full continuum of care and support services to older adults. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the organization owns and operates a portfolio of seven life plan campuses and five stand-alone older adult communities offering a mix of independent, assisted and supportive living; memory support; long-term healthcare centers and short-term rehabilitation. The organization also serves older adults through CareLink Home Care and Safe Haven Hospice in central Illinois, and Senior Care Pharmacy Services.