Rachel Mitchell: A Dedicated Leader Balancing Nursing Excellence With The Joys Of Family Life
Meet Rachel Mitchell, an RN excelling as the Center Administrator for PACE at Midland Care in Emporia. Her dedication, leadership, and joy in service make a significant impact, all while balancing roles as a wife and mother.
Rachel Mitchell promised her Mom she would be a Registered Nurse (RN) one day. She would not let a pregnancy or even a pandemic stop her from fulfilling that promise.
Mitchell finished the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program at Flint Hills Technical College in 2012 when she was nine months pregnant.
She worked as an LPN from 2013 until 2020. She then completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Neosho County Community College in May 2020.
Mitchell joined Midland Care and swiftly rose to the position of Center Administrator for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in Emporia. There, she manages the day-to-day operations of the Day Center while collaborating with all interdisciplinary teams.
She loves making a positive impact on others in her community.
“I enjoy taking care of other people and knowing that I make a difference in other people’s lives on a daily basis,” she said. “It’s an amazing process to watch it all come together and know that each member of the team impacts the decisions and care that we provide for our participants. Serving a team member brings me pride and joy to watch our efforts and care touch the lives of the individuals on our service.”
Mitchell loves the recognition she gets from working for Midland Care.
“I am proud to be a part of a great team and an even better organization,” she said. “It feels good to be recognized for our hard work and effort.”
Candace Webb-Cohen, Director of PACE Operations, is impressed with Mitchell’s skillset and determination.
“Rachel came to the PACE program excited about the opportunity of being an RN case manager for the Emporia Center. However, once onboard, she was presented with an opportunity to stretch her skills and take on a dual role as RN case manager/Center Administrator. Rachel was unfamiliar with the PACE program but quickly accepted the intricate position and has grown into an excellent leader,” said Webb-Cohen. “Rachel worked in the dual role for over a year and has been instrumental in growing Emporia’s census. Rachel has become very knowledgeable about the PACE program and is a valuable asset to the overall PACE program.”
Mitchell is a hard worker but always has a smile and a good Dad joke ready. “I love to laugh and make others laugh – it soothes the soul.”
Originally from Holyrood, Kansas, when she was a freshman in High School, she moved to Salina.
When she is not at work, she loves to coupon and get essentials for a low cost.
Her husband and two children – Aivah, 10, and Daxton, 6, bring her the most joy. They keep her busy with their sports and hobbies. She is an avid Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan.
Before working at Midland Care, Mitchell served as an LPN at Flint Hills Community Health Center (now CareArc) from 2013 until 2018. She worked as an LPN at Simmons Care Clinic from 2018 until 2020 as the Clinic RN.