East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine sits down with New Dawn Memory Care’s President & Chief Operating Officer Edmarie Meaux. She brings 15 years experience providing compassionate and adaptive patient care to New Dawn. Fluent in English and Spanish, Edmarie earned her nursing degree from the University of Puerto Rico. Following graduation, she undertook internships at Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, San Juan Capestrano Hospital, the University Hospital of Puerto Rico and Cariño Home Care. Her internships included the fields of mental health and geriatrics.
Edmarie received an Academic Excellence Award, graduating at the top of her class, and received an Academic Achievement Award from A.S.T.C.’s Institute of Nursing. She is the recipient of a 2010 Champion Senior Award from the Assisted Living Federation of America for exemplary professional service and commitment to seniors
Q & A with Edmarie Meaux
Q: What brought you to Colorado?
A: I met my husband in Puerto Rico while he was playing winter ball, we got married and we relocated to Colorado where he was originally from.
Q: When did you become interested in healthcare?
A: I come from a family of eight doctors and four nurses and I’ve always been in healthcare and have had a passion for anatomy and physiology
Q: What do you enjoy most about healthcare?
A: Helping patients, I enjoy having found a niche that can cater to those patients that suffer with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory impairments that exhibit behaviors.
Q: How has the industry changed in the last 5 years?
A: There is a lack of communication between health care providers that has led to the deterioration of patient care but we are here to fight through it and be the ambassador’s for change
Q: What hobbies do you enjoy outside the office?
A: Snowboarding, hiking, biking, spending time in the mountains with my family and friends.
Q: What is your favorite song, book, movie?
Book: the Notebook, Movie: the Vow, Song Feeling Good
Q: What is your personal and/or business motto?
A: Personal “Just Breath.”
Business motto “To lead by example.”