Sprenger Health Care Systems’ Nurse to Throw First Pitch at the Lake Erie Crushers Home Opener

In honor of International Nurses Day, Karen Foreman, Director of Nursing at Sprenger Health Care Systems’ Anchor Lodge Retirement Village in Lorain, has been chosen to throw the first pitch at the Lake Erie Crushers home opener.

"With a broad knowledge base in every department of the skilled nursing facility field, Karen is truly able to exceed expectations as a leader, supervisor and Director of Nursing," said Janelle Shaw, Administrator at Anchor Lodge Retirement Village.

In recognition of Foreman’s dedication to being an outstanding nurse and role model, she was nominated and chosen by her peers to throw out the first pitch of the season.

"Karen has been very kind in guiding me when I moved into my new role as the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON). She has provided great deal of knowledge that I have used daily,” said DeeDee Kozusko, ADON at Anchor Lodge Retirement Village. “Karen provides space for you to grow and listens when you need to talk things out.  She has become a mentor who I truly value."

Foreman joined Sprenger Health Care Systems in 2000. Her knowledge, leadership and commitment to patient care led to her promotion as the Director of Nursing and continues to drive the 17 years of success she’s had with the company.

Outside of work, Foreman shares her passion for the well-being of others through her ongoing dedication to the American Cancer Society.

The Lake Erie Crushers’ home opener is Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. against the Joliet Slammers. It will take place at Sprenger Health Care Systems Stadium, 2009 Baseball Boulevard, Avon, OH 44011.

For tickets to the Lake Erie Crushers game, please visit www.lakeeriecrushers.com.