Employee Spotlight: Lisa Ipock’s Path to Nursing

Lisa Ipock’s “big heart” paved the way for her path to the field of healthcare.

Her years of work in housekeeping at residential and commercial properties eventually led to Rawlins House. Shortly after she started in February, she found herself falling in love with the residents and getting swept up in their life stories. Flash-forward to today, and she is now a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Lisa wanted to “help residents in a bigger way,” so she enrolled in ACL Medical Training School in Anderson, earning her certification in just a matter of months.

Now, Lisa can contribute in ways small and significant, from helping residents get dressed to putting smiles on their faces.

“Even just walking a resident to the restroom or handing them a towel brightens my day,” she said. “I’m honored to be a positive part of their lives. Knowing that I make a difference for them does my heart good.”

Lisa’s interest in nursing has only grown stronger since she became a CNA. Her next goal is to become a registered nurse (RN), so she can contribute even more to Rawlins House. After less than a year, its residents and staff members already feel like a second family to Lisa.

“CarDon and Rawlins House not only make their residents feel loved, but they show enormous compassion for their employees as well,” she said. “There’s a warm, welcoming, family-like atmosphere here that makes coming to work a pure joy.”

Outside of work, Lisa stays busy with her home and family away from Rawlins House. She has three children — a 10-year-old son, a 9-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old baby boy. She enjoys watching from the sidelines of her daughter’s cheerleading practices and hitting the field as the coach of her son’s baseball team. Lisa loves making room for them and the Rawlins House family in her big heart.