Merry Wood Lodge
280 Mt. Hebron Rd.
Elmore , AL 36025-1526

334 567-8484

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1/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Elmore, AL – Merry Wood Lodge, a Genesis HealthCare® Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care Center, is proud to announce that Brenda Hilyer has been appointed President of the Alabama Chapter of the NADONA/LTC (National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration).   

“Brenda has assumed a very important and responsible position as President of the Alabama Chapter and she will be responsible for organizing and maintaining a state chapter of NADONA/LTC.   This role is on a volunteer basis and is done with commitment and determination.  NADONA/LTC would not have achieved such remarkable growth without the work of volunteers such as Brenda, behind us.” States, Sherrie Dornberger, RN, CDP, CADDCT, GDCN, CDONA, FACDONA.

As a State Chapter President and a member of the President’s Roundtable, Brenda will work with other successful area leaders to implement both existing and fresh ideas to provide direction and serve the State Chapter of Alabama.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Merry Wood Lodge provides ShortStay, LongTerm and Homestead – Specialized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services. The Center accepts admissions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Genesis HealthCare is dedicated to improving the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion.


For More Information

For more information about Merry Wood Lodge, please contact Rodney Arp, at (334) 567-8484 or via email to Merry Wood Lodge is located at 280 Mt. Hebron Road, Elmore, AL 36025.


About Genesis HealthCare

Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, comprise one of the nation's largest post-acute care providers with more than 500 skilled nursing centers and assisted/senior living communities in 34 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation and respiratory therapy to more than 1,700 healthcare providers in 45 states and the District of Columbia.  References made in this release to "Genesis," "the Company," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Genesis Healthcare, Inc. and each of its wholly-owned companies. Visit our website at



NADONA/LTC has been the leading advocate and educational organization for Nurse Administrators, Nurse Executives, nurse managers and nurse decision makers in long term care since 1986. With over 30 state chapters, it continues to be the premium nursing specialty organization, representing nurses working in the long-term care continuum. NADONA/LTC offers a wide array of services to its members, including educational materials; conferences; webinars; scholarships; Certification exams for the: Director of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse, Assisted Living Nurse and Certified Geriatric Diabetic Nurse. A mentoring program, a Nurse Administrator Field Guide, an LPN Field Guide, an Academy of Fellows for certified nurses, a DON review for the Certification exam and a quarterly journal, ‘The Director, ‘along with our Facebook page, Linkedin group, website and Nurses Lounge, are also some of the benefits NADONA members receive with membership. NADONA/LTC reaches more than 20,000 nurses quarterly through social media, who are employed in the long-term care continuum. For more information about NADONA/LTC and or their Nurse Administrator of the year awards, please contact their offices at: 800-222-0539, visit our website at, or email Sherrie Dornberger NADONA’s Executive Director at: