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Melissa Purvis

Golden LivingCenters

Melissa brings 30 years of nursing experience to her job at Golden Living where she serves as the National Director of Clinical Practice for Golden Living’s 295 skilled nursing facilities (SNF). In this role, she develops clinical practice standards, researches and writes policy, and develops and provides education and training on clinical initiatives to the LivingCenter employees and Senior Clinical Leaders.

Melissa’s passion for teaching and research can be seen in her day-to-day responsibilities, which include supporting field clinicians, training new leaders, developing programs, collaborating on reducing turnover and improving regulatory outcomes. Her career highlights include establishing quality skilled nursing centers which serve their communities, overseeing the revitalization of several large and highly-challenged skilled nursing centers in two states, and opening two SNFs.

Melissa is a licensed professional nurse in multiple states, and a licensed nursing home administrator. Melissa earned her diploma in nursing from Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing, her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Seton Hall University and her Master of Science degree in nursing/health systems management from Vanderbilt University.