Kendra Cook is the new registered nurse at Friendship Haven's River Ridge Apartments, which will open in Fort Dodge in the fall.
Cook will provide nurse delegation and care for the assisted living neighborhood at River Ridge Apartments, which will be on the Friendship Haven campus. She will also serve participants in Friendship Haven's Generations Adult Day Services and Second Family programs.
Cook graduated from Webster City High School in 1984 and earned her registered nursing degree at Iowa Central Community College in 1987. The Duncombe native spent nearly 15 years working in the emergency room at the Hamilton Hospital (now the Van Diest Medical Center) in Webster City before becoming a cardiac nurse with the Iowa Heart Center in Fort Dodge. She was a cardiac cath lab nurse at Trinity Regional Medical Center before recently joining Friendship Haven.
Cook is pursuing her bachelor's degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Illinois. She has three sons, Stephan, 22; Zackary, 17; and Jacob, 16.