Danielle Lesmeister receives BSN degree

Danielle Lesmeister, St. Francis Health Services’ Director of Home and Community Services, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with honors, from the College of St. Scholastica during commencement exercises in Duluth on May 13th, 2017.  Sharing in her celebration were her husband, Casey, their 4 children, her parents, Mark and Hazel Miller of Browns Valley, and her brother, Andy.  Danielle began her employment with St. Francis Health Services (SFHS) in 2004 as a staff RN, having received her Associates of Science degree in nursing from Fergus Falls Technical College.  She has provided service to many clients through both Prairie Community Services and St. Francis’ home care services.  Danielle stated: “I’m honored to have the opportunity to obtain my BSN and greatly appreciate the support of my family, SFHS, co-workers, tenants and their families.  Although returning to school with both an active family and a full-time job has kept life very busy, it truly has been a learning and rewarding experience.”  As Director of Home and Community Services, Danielle supervises home care services in SFHS’ nine assisted living sites and is a strong advocate for senior services in Minnesota; serving on numerous association councils, testifying at the Legislature, and providing seminars and support for others.

Pictured: Danielle with her son William