As part of the critical team of direct care workers, Blossom Hill employs 13 incredible nurses who care for the 36 individuals living in its four ICE group homes in Westlake, Parma, and North Royalton. The nurses take care of these individuals with developmental and physical disabilities who have high medical needs.

Our nurses are some of the strongest advocates for our individuals,” said Lisa Kristosik, RN, MSN, BSN, CEO of Blossom Hill. “They not only take care of them on a day-to-day basis, but they are also behind the scenes doing everything they can in collaboration with other medical professionals to ensure our individuals have everything they require to live fulfilling lives.”

“Our nurses continually step up in a major way to ensure the health and safety of all Blossom Hill individuals,” said Bridget Bernhard, RN, Director of Nursing at Blossom Hill. “They not only complete their nursing responsibilities, they help with direct support professional duties, cooking, and other activities and tasks, as well. They are truly special.”

Nurse’s Week is supported by the American Nurses Association and the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme for this year is “You Make a Difference.” This recognition builds on the increased visibility of nurses’ contributions from 2020 and ANA’s expansion of National Nurses Week to Nurses Month in May.

About Blossom Hill, Inc.
Founded in 1968, Blossom Hill is a nonprofit organization that that owns and operates family-style group homes for adults with profound intellectual and physical disabilities living in the Greater Cleveland Area. Our homes provide a loving environment and personalized 24-hour care for our individuals, short-term respite care for families that need temporary care for their love ones, and supported living care options. For more information, visit our website at

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