11/03/17 – Tracy Cecil Joins McKnight Place As Executive Director

McKnight Place Assisted Living is pleased to announce the hiring of Tracy Cecil as the Executive Director of McKnight Place Assisted Living. In her new role, Cecil will oversee day-to-day operations for the McKnight Place Assisted Living Community, which is set to open in early December.

A resident of O’Fallon, Mo., Cecil is excited to be continuing her career in one of St. Louis’ premier senior living communities at the Gatesworth in University City. Before being named executive director, Cecil served as administrator of Parc Provence, also a Gatesworth Community, and she trained for almost four years as the assistant administrator both at Parc Provence and McKnight Place Skilled Nursing. In 2008, Cecil graduated from Lindenwood University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration, and she further sharpened her skills by becoming a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 2009. Her knowledge and work ethic has earned her the Dementia Care Master Clinician Certificate, the Rehabilitation Excellence Award from Friesen Enterprises, and also the Rehabilitation Department Award from the National Health Care Organization.

In recent weeks, Cecil has been instrumental in the overall management and operations of McKnight Place Assisted Living. Tracy is responsible for the hiring, training and supervision of all staff and will ensure quality service for all residents, family members and community advocates.

“We are thrilled to have Tracy join us during the final ramp up to the opening of the new McKnight Place Assisted Living expansion,” said Bob Leonard, Director of Operations for The Gatesworth Communities. “She brings tremendous experience to our expanded community, and her desire to create a thriving environment for not only our residents but also our staff ensures she will be a great asset to our team.”

For more information on McKnight Place Assisted Living, visit www.mcknightplace.com or call (314) 993-3333. For details on The Gatesworth community and its continuum of care services, visit www.thegatesworth.com or call (314) 993-0111.

Named one of the nation’s “Top 10 Retirement Communities” by Forbes Magazine, The Gatesworth opened its doors in 1988 and established itself as a pioneer in providing area seniors with a variety of quality services in a warm, residential environment. Today, The Gatesworth’s 15-acre campus is one of the St. Louis area’s premier continuum of care retirement communities, featuring independent living options at The Gatesworth and assisted living and extended care services at McKnight Place. The Gatesworth community offers its residents an elegant, residential lifestyle that sets the standard for excellence in senior living. We have been providing assisted living on The Gatesworth Campus for over 25 years.

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