Originally from Saskatchewan Canada, Carey Lynn and her family of four moved to Cando ND in the fall of 2006 after her husband had spent two years commuting. Carey Lynn started working with Towner County Medical Center as a receptionist in 2010. In 2 years she moved into the Administrative Assistant position. However in 2015 and opportunity arose in town and she left TCMC. Realizing the grass isn't greener, 2 years later she returned to TCMC to assume the Credentialing position and unknowingly payor enrollment position! Her learning curve was steep and rocky and it was with the help of DakotAMSS and the network of support in the state that got her through many questions and concerns.
Carey Lynn currently holds the credentialing/payer enrollment position, administrative assistant, reception supervisor and many other duties at TCMC. While the overload of responsibilities seems too much at times, the people she works with make her job all worthwhile.
Carey Lynn has 2 married adult children. Her daughter has 3 boys under 6 and is whom she spends most of her time with. She is currently writing a book, and in her spare time loves playing piano and leading worship at church, journaling and puzzling – basically anything to get her away from domestic chores at home!
Carey Lynn has deeply valued the community and support of the DakotAMSS team in the years she has been a member.
Blythe is originally from Parkston, SD but currently live in Faulkton, SD
where she works for Faulkton Area Medical Center as the Human Resource &
Credentialing Manager. She started with the medical center as an Accounts
Receivable Clerk in the billing office in 2010 but has been Credentialing Manager
since 2012 and took on HR in 2013 as well. We MSPs always seem to
wear a lot of hats, don’t we?!
Blythe and her husband, Glenn, have four children (Logan, Tate, Emma &
Rylee). In the summer they spend a lot of their time on their acreage riding horses. In the
winter they spend their time chasing around to all their kids’ activities, in particular, youth
wrestling where Glenn helps coach. They love spending time with friends and family or having
simple nights at home with the kids’ watching movies and eating pizza.
Like she’s not busy enough between work and home, Blythe is currently pursuing her bachelor’s
degree in HR Management online through Western Governors University. This will
pair well with the associate’s degree in Business Administration and diploma in Health Services
from Southeast Tech that she currently holds. Way to go Blythe!
According to Blythe, one of the things she values from her membership with dakotAMSS is
the input she gets from other members on credentialing since she is a department of one
and her facility is still independent. They do utilize Avera Credentialing Verification services
though, which she states helps significantly.