Sherwood, Ore. — June 15, 2022 — Dhrasti Patel, LPN, has been appointed the executive director of The Springs at Sherwood in Sherwood, Oregon. In this role, Patel will oversee all aspects of community operations to optimize resident experience for independent living, assisted living, and memory care services.
“Dhrasti brings strong interpersonal skills to this position,” said Brenda Connelly, chief operating officer of The Springs Living. “Her experience in delivering quality personalized care, coupled with an investment in team building, are exactly what we were looking for in a leader of this community.”
Patel brings her previous senior living and health care experience to the position. Prior to joining The Springs Living, she was a memory care manager and then health and wellness director for Leisure Care’s The Ackerly at Sherwood, where she conducted routine inspections, carried out improvement plans, recruited, hired, and trained staff, and communicated effectively with families. She has also worked as a charge nurse at Avamere Rehab of Lebanon in Lebanon, Oregon.
Patel anticipates earning her master’s degree in business administration from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon this summer. She has a Bachelor of Science in health care administration from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon and a diploma in practical nursing from Sumner College, also in Portland, Oregon.
Based in McMinnville, Oregon, The Springs Living owns and operates 18 senior living communities in Oregon and Montana, offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. Two additional communities are under development in Happy Valley, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. In 2021, The Springs Living was recognized on Fortune’s Top Ten list of Best Workplaces in Aging Services.
Tracy Darchini, Communications Director, The Springs Living