New Diamond Ridge administrator

Sherri Spillman

Diamond Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center recently welcomed Sherri Spillman.

Spillman was born and raised in the beautiful but chilly state of Illinois. Seeking warmer weather, she moved to Florida in 1994.

Spillman received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and then made her way into politics.

Looking for a change, Spillman began working in Citrus County as the Admissions and Marketing Director of a 120-bed skilled nursing facility and it was there she found her love of caring for people.

She then decided to pursue her passion.

Spillman began working on her administrator’s license while working on her Master of Arts degree at Webster University.

In 2010, she became a licensed administrator. Unfortunately, there were not any immediate openings for administrators in Citrus County at that time, so she went to a very active, short-term rehab facility in Alachua County.

Feeling the pull to return, Spillman found her way back to Citrus County as an administrator of a smaller local skilled-nursing center.

There, she helped them obtain a 5-star Medicare rating, but Spillman, always up for a challenge, was looking for more.

An opportunity arose for the administrator position at Diamond Ridge, and knowing her love for this community, she accepted.

Spillman is determined to make the 142-bed facility, well known for Citrus County’s “Best of the Best” award winner, a 5-star Medicare rated facility.

Under her leadership, it is hopeful she and her team will accomplish this.

Nestled next to the prestigious Black Diamond Golf Community, Diamond Ridge has more than 36 private rehabilitation suites.

The expansive community offers therapy gyms so patients may receive therapy designed to fit their needs and get back to their active and independent lifestyles.

She has raised three successful children and now spends her time at home on her farm.

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