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We are located at:The River Gardens
Rehab & Care Center
2150 Silver Creek Rd.
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Management & Team
Susan M. McCarthy
Susan M. McCarthy is the Administrator at The River Gardens Rehab & Care Center. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Susan went to a private college preparatory high school in Cleveland Ohio called St Joseph Academy where she developed her desire and dream of being a patient care provider. Following high school, she completed the respiratory therapy program at Cuyahoga Community College and became a registered respiratory therapist in 1992 where she obtained her training and Associates Degree in Applied Science.
In 2001 Susan and her family relocated to Arizona where she continued her respiratory therapy career at Scottsdale Healthcare. In 2004, Susan finished her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Management from Grand Canyon University. After obtaining her Bachelors’ degree, Susan climbed the management ladder where she became Respiratory Therapy Manager at Select Specialty Hospital and then Pulmonary Program Director for Trillium Specialty Hospital. Moving forward Susan furthered her education in 2006 and she graduated with her Master’s degree in Science and Leadership from Grand Canyon University. At this time she changed gears and furthered her long term career at Capri at the Pointe Rehab where she was the respiratory therapy director and trained as the Assistant Administrator. In her 4 year tenure at Capri, she trained as an administrator in training with the state of Arizona and became licensed herself as an Administrator for Capri in 2012.
Susan joined The River Gardens Rehab & Care Center as their Administrator in 2013. She has greater than 20 years’ combined clinical, business and management experience in aspects of acute care, long term acute care and skilled nursing care. In summation, Susan’s experience has been as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, a Clinical Educator, a Director of Respiratory Therapy and a Nursing Home Administrator.
Director of Nursing
Regina Ridenour is the Director of Nursing at The River Gardens Rehab and Care Center. She was born in Livermore California. Regina’s family relocated to Hesperia, CA where she was raised until graduating from High School. She relocated to Marietta, GA where she soon started a family of her own. Regina has spent her adult life in various management positions.
In 2006 Regina relocated to the Mohave Valley area in Arizona to care for her ill mother. She accepted an employment opportunity at The Riverside Resort and Casino where she again climbed her way into a management position. She lived and cared for her ailing mother and often spent many hours with her mother in hospitals and rehabilitation units. This experience is what made Regina realize her passion for wanting to help and care for the sick.
In the fall of 2008 Regina started her pursuit of her nursing career at Mohave Community College in Bullhead City, AZ. During her college career she achieved several Honors List Awards, Excellence in Biology Award and received the Clinical Nursing Excellence Award of her graduating class. She graduated Mohave Community College in 2010 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science with a RN emphasis.
Regina started as a Registered Nurse at The Legacy Rehab and Care Center. She was promoted to Unit Manager just a few months past her 1 year employment date. 2 years after starting her employment with The Legacy she was promoted to Director of Nursing at The River Gardens Rehab and Care Center where she now continues her management and passion for nursing.
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