Health expert hired to help Concordia stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurse practitioner, Courtney Hammond joined the staff at Concordia Life Plan Community in northwest Oklahoma City in Sept. 2020. Hammond oversees resident care across all areas including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. She also supervises the virtual platform INVU Care, which allows caregivers to improve the lives of patients and families through remote healthcare options.

“We are thrilled to have Courtney step into this role,” Concordia Executive Director Danny Eischen said. “An on-site nurse practitioner is unique in a senior living community, as is one that specializes in older adult care and telemedicine. We saw the importance of the role and knew Courtney was the perfect fit.”

“I have always been fond of working with older adults,” said Hammond. “I decided to pursue this opportunity at Concordia because of its good reputation in the industry and because I’m impressed by Concordia’s ability to implement a technology like telemedicine, which is more important now than ever.”

Hammond was a nurse for four years and has been a nurse practitioner for 11 years. She attended undergrad at the University of Oklahoma and went on to Vanderbilt University for the nurse practitioner program. Since then, she has worked with older adults through various roles and remains passionate about giving older adults the opportunity to live vibrant, healthy lives.