About Us

Where healthcare and customer service come together.

We are a skilled nursing facility with a 100-Year history of 5-star service.

Bethany on the Lake is a skilled nursing facility that has faithfully served the senior population of Alexandria and its surrounding areas for over a century. 


As a proud member of the Monarch Healthcare Management family, we are on a mission to change the way short-term rehabilitation and long-term healthcare is delivered.

our guiding philosophy

10 Core Values

The culture at Bethany on the Lake is something you won't find just anywhere. It's who we are. It’s been formed over time through our traditions, employee events, and daily interactions between people on your team. Those well-worn paths have created a place that encourages and motivates our team to do their best work.

Exude Positivity

I will represent Monarch with a smile as an essential part of my uniform.

I take pride in maintaining a positive environment.

Care for Residents

I will deliver innovative care that enriches the lives of our residents.

I will create unique, personalized care experiences for every resident.

Exceed Expectations

I will exceed the expectations of our customers.

I will show equal respect to all who cross our threshold.

Teamwork Matters

I will value and honor my coworkers’ special talents.

I will acknowledge the superior performance of others.

Enjoyable Atmosphere

I will promote and inspire an environment of excellence for all.

I am responsible for maintaining a clean, safe, and accident-free environment.

These core value statements guide us in our efforts to continually create a positive, engaging employee experience for everyone on our team.

leadership & management

Meet Our Team

Matthew Fischer

Matthew Fischer

Executive Director

Jessy DeZeeuw

Jessy DeZeeuw, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing

Rachel Primus

Rachel Primus

Human Resources Director

Ali Huntley

Ali Huntley

Business Office Manager

Heidi Pearson

Heidi Pearson, LSW

Social Services Director

Rita Kopp

Rita Kopp, PT

Director of Rehab

Jen Meyer

Jen Meyer, RN, BSN

MDS/Admissions Coordinator

emily mielke

Emily Mielke, RN

MDS/Admissions Coordinator

Jessica Kelly

Jessica Kelly, RN, BSN

Nurse Manager

Sammi Olsen RN

Sammi Olsen, RN

Clinical Manager, Short Term Rehab

Kristi Saffert

Kristi Saffert, RN

Nurse Manager

Chris Hall

Chris Hall, RN

Occupational Health & Learning Manager

Brittany Schmidt

Brittany Schmidt, RN

Memory Care/Adult Day Services Manager

Melissa Braund

Melissa Braund, LPN

Assisted Living Clinical Manager

Tracy Kent

Tracy Kent, LSW

Social Worker

Lori Zastrow

Lori Zastrow

Health Information Supervisor

Laurie Ghizoni

Laurie Ghizoni

Housekeeping & Laundry Supervisor

pam schauff

Pam Schauff

Therapeutic Recreation Director

cms 5-star rating bethany on the lake 5 years in a row

CMS 5-star rating

Rated 5-stars overall by CMS for 5+ consecutive years.

Celebrating Recent Awards

Monarch Healthcare was named Minnesota’s Best Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Senior Customer Service!

I love my schedule! I'm a busy mom of four and I work full time. Because of the great hours and flexibility at Bethany, I am always home before my kids are done with school.

– Mandy B., CNA

Mandy Bradford

Rewarding & diverse career opportunities await you.

Where each day brings new chances to make a difference.

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