EXPERIENCE

Miravida

Every step along the way is marked by a sense of wonder … a process of inquiry … leading to learning … creating a special environment in which different relationships come into play …

THE MIRAVIDA STORY

THE BEGINNING

Founded in 1963, leaders from Oshkosh area churches assembled the resources to establish a facility that would share God’s love, respond to the changing needs of the community and reach out to people in need. And so began a strong partnership of meeting community needs

1963

OUR TRANSFORMATION

For over 50 years, Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh has served the needs of elders, provided peace of mind for their loved ones and offered meaningful, purposeful work for its employees. We have been known for our leadership in creating new approaches to care, and we are often first to introduce new options for apartment living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, and dementia care.

2015

THOUGHTFUL EXPERIENCES

In recent years, we have moved away from brick and mortar expansion plans. We’re focused on our services and providing our residents opportunities for extraordinary experiences. This fundamental shift has ignited creativity and inspired the launch of programs with an approach centered on our elders. Today, our work is about creating moments of connection and joy.

2016

A CHANGE IN NAME

Our shift in thinking resulted in the need for a name change. We needed a name that captures the spirit of innovation, describes – without defining – life with us and inspires possibilities going forward.Our search for just the right name led to the creation of a new word. Miravida emerged. “Mir” is a Latin root word meaning curiosity and wonder. “Vi” is Latin for life.

2017

MIRAVIDA TODAY

Miravida Living: A way of life emphasizing wonder and curiosity … a way of living not defined by age or abilities but filled with possibilities and opportunities.

Bringing forward the best of who we have been and moving forward with a commitment to be even better … we are Miravida Living.

2020

MIRAVIDA LEADERSHIP

“Every step along the way is marked by a sense of wonder … a process of inquiry … leading to learning … creating a special environment in which different relationships come into play … unleashing energy, creativity, innovation … thoughtful silence, thoughtful dialogue … forming relationships cradled in deep trust … a generative process allowing an inner shift in awareness and consciousness … changing perceptions and resulting actions … engaging destiny and creating the future.”

Developing new approaches to our work required a fundamental shift in how we think about our work, what we measure and how we define excellence. Our leaders are committed to creativity, developing big ideas, identifying and developing innovative programs and services, and taking action.

Today, our momentum is sustained by knowing there are new and better ways to develop and deliver programs and services. Our actions are consistent with creating a way of life for our elders – a life filled with opportunities based on their preferences. Miravida Living captures the spirit of our work and inspires future possibilities.

THE MIRAVIDA STORY

Theresa M. Bertram

President/CEO
Miravida Living

Kari Hawkinson

Vice President of Human Resources
Miravida Living

Kelly Fitzpatrick

Administrator/Guide
Eden Meadows

Carrie Kiekhaefer

Director of Marketing and Communications
Miravida Living

Dave Merkley

Administrator
Bethel Home

Jason Meyer

Business Operations Manager
Miravida Living

David Rumbold

Director of Spiritual Services
Miravida Living

Trish Salomon

MS, RD, DC, MA
Administrator
Gabriel's Villa

Scott Schuld

CDM, CFPP
Director of Food and Beverage