Boutwell Named Cottages Director

June 7, 2018 

Ann Boutwell has been appointed director of Pioneer Cottages in Fergus Falls. As director, Boutwell oversees daily operations and is responsible for promoting a supportive living environment for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss.

Boutwell earned her nursing degree at Northwest Technical College in Bemidji, preparing her for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Prior to that, she received her Associate of Arts degree at Lake Superior Community College in Duluth and worked for several years as an ophthalmic assistant.

In addition to her years of work in skilled nursing in Minnesota, Boutwell has served as RN manager in assisted living in North Dakota. She first joined the staff at Pioneer Cottages in March 2017 as RN Clinical Coordinator and then took the leadership role of interim director last January.

Boutwell’s philosophy of care is well suited to the ideals established at Pioneer Cottages. “I ask our staff to treat our residents as if they’re members of our own families,” she says. “This is not our workplace; it is their home.”

Raised on a farm near Chokio, Minnesota, Boutwell and her family now live in rural Battle Lake.


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