Sweetwater Healthcare Center is celebrating CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) Week, June 12 through 19, by having their residents present awards. The facility is also introducing their new Director of Nurses, Valerie Pruitt, who is from the community.
Pruitt graduated from Loraine High School and is also a double graduate of TSTC for both her LVN in 1997 and RN in 2010. She worked in long-term care as an ADON for 10 years, then assisted with the nursing program and CNA program at TSTC, and later spent three years in Hospice.
She is married to Virg Pruitt and they have two children, Victoria and Keegan. Valerie, Virg and Keegan have been active in the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department for more than 21 years.
She has assisted in the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps on numerous occasions, and served two years on the Roscoe City Council. Pruitt works with the City of Roscoe on city-wide projects, including organizing the Roscoe 4th of July celebration parade every year.
She is also a CPR instructor for American Red Cross. Citizens are invited to stop by and visit her at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.