Barb Corey
Barb Corey
October 14, 2013

Barb Corey, who has more than 20 years experience in health-care delivery including the last 16 years affiliated with Alegent Creighton Health in Omaha, Neb., today began duties as new administrator at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Since 1997, she has been affiliated with Alegent Creighton Health. Her experience includes administrative direction as operations director for five radiation oncology departments, including the St. Anthony-Alegent Cancer Center since 2006, physician recruitment, quality management and strategic planning.

As director of St. Anthony Nursing Home, Corey will oversee operations to ensure the needs of nursing home residents are met while retaining the nursing home's high standards. She will work directly with physicians and staff.

St. Anthony Nursing Home this year celebrated its 50th anniversary. Currently, 83 nursing-home staff provide long-term care for 61 residents, and specialized Alzheimer's care for 18 residents.

"It is an honor to join St. Anthony and lead the excellent nursing-home staff in continuing the high standards already established for nursing-home residents," Corey said in a news release from St. Anthony.

St. Anthony president Ed Smith said, "Barb is a familiar face at St. Anthony, having been involved in operations at the St. Anthony Cancer Center for many years. Her extensive background in health-care administration and our shared goals of providing quality, compassionate care will ensure success in caring for our residents and their families."

Smith noted her experience includes quality management and patient-satisfaction development, working closely with physicians, strategic and financial planning, and staff hiring, supervision and development.

A native of Dunlap, Corey, graduated from Dunlap Community School (now Boyer Valley) and attended Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny before receiving a bachelor of science degree in business management from Iowa State University. She still has family in the Dunlap area.

At St. Anthony, she succeeds Sherry Greteman, who was director from 2009 through May 2013, when she resigned to study for her master's degree and spend time with her family.