The American Health Council Appoints Ms. Gretchen Lavergne to the Industry Board

The American Health Council has warmly welcomed Ms. Gretchen Lavergne to its prestigious Industry Board. Having worked in the healthcare industry for over 30 years, Ms. Lavergne, from Jackson, Florida has gained significant expertise in Dysphagia, Dysarthria, Aphasia, Apraxia, Dysphasia, Cognitive Linguistic Deficits, Augmentative/Alternative Communication, Memory & Swallowing Therapies.

Ms. Lavergne always wanted to work in a medical setting. Having attained her BS in Speech Language, Ms. Lavergne enrolled at the University of South West Louisiana, completing her MS in Speech Language Pathology in 1991. During her studies, she was mentored by Nanette Kibble.

Currently, Ms. Lavergne works as a Staff Speech Therapist at Palm Garden Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, a role she has upheld for the past 7 years. Daily, Ms. Lavergne provides home health treatment for trauma, traumatic brain injury and dementia patients. She covers five schools in the Louisiana special services center district and works with ages 2 through 109.

Palm Garden of Jacksonville is a leading skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Their unique team approach, years of experience, and passion, truly make a difference. It is their privilege to continue to serve their patients and residents delivering enhanced clinical services, innovative therapy, and compassionate healthcare. Palm Garden of Jacksonville’s reputation is one of care and compassion. The community encourages residents to enjoy the same activities they enjoyed prior to their illness. The homelike environment and the caring staff make for a warm, caring atmosphere. Palm Garden of Jacksonville has physician specialists on staff to see residents to prevent the disruption of their day by having to travel to a doctor’s office. They are proud to have on their staff well-qualified cardiologists, a nephrologist, a pulmonologist, a neurologist, psychology, and a podiatrist. This well-qualified team meets the unique needs of the residents and provides them with quality care each day.

Reflecting on her career to date, Ms. Lavergne attributes her success to her love for all people and willingness to learn from her clients. She is proud to have attained accreditations in Basic American Sign Language, Vital Stimulus and Vital Stimulus Plus. She is also Certified in the National Outcome Measurement System.

To keep up to date with the latest developments, Ms. Lavergne is an esteemed member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Over the next 5 years Ms. Lavergne plans to stay current in technology, techniques and learning methods. She wants to earn additional certifications and do more teaching and mentoring.

When not busy working, Ms. Lavergne enjoys swimming and ballroom dancing. She also contributes charitably to the Deaf Ministry, the Dance Ministry, Assisting the Elderly and participates in the church choir.

Gretchen Ann Lavergne

MS, CCC-SLP

Staff Speech Therapist at Palm Garden Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

  • Palm Garden of Jacksonville is a leading skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Their unique team approach, dedicated teams with years of experience, and passion truly make a difference.
  • Palm Garden of Jacksonville’s reputation is one of care and compassion. The community encourages residents to enjoy the same activities they enjoyed prior to their illness.
  • The homelike environment and the caring staff make for a warm, caring atmosphere. Palm Garden of Jacksonville has physician specialists on staff to see residents to prevent the disruption of their day by having to travel to a doctor’s office.

Source: Palm Garden Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation