Meet Bradley Plantin, Director of Nursing, Independent & Assisted Living

By the time he was seven years old, Bradley Plantin, RN, knew he belonged in healthcare.
That was the year his sister had hip surgery and was off her feet for six weeks. “I remember dressing up in a robe like it was a lab coat and taking care of her,” Bradley said. “I would wear my mom’s identification from the bank where she worked too. We still laugh about that today.”
Bradley became a Wexner Heritage Village associate in May and is now Director of Nursing for Creekside at the Village, where his goal is to elevate the already high level of care members receive by investing in continuing education and training for his staff.
For example, new Creekside at the Village aides are certified State Tested Nursing Assistants. All current member services aides, he said, are attending classes toward earning their certification.
“It’s like that old Irish blessing wishing that the road may always rise up to meet you,” Bradley said. “As our members age and change and are going along on their journey, we always want to be able to rise up and meet them wherever they are along the way.”
Before joining WHV, Bradley worked with intensive care patients recovering from open heart surgery, adults with developmental disabilities and post-hospitalization rehabilitation patients. He is a graduate of West Virginia State College and recently completed a wound care certification program. Most recently, he was a travelling unit director for a group of long-term care facilities.
But what attracted him to the independent and assisted living environment at Creekside at the Village, he said, was the opportunity to spend time genuinely getting to know the members and associates, something he missed from his days working with adults with developmental disabilities.
“I have already developed relationships with our members because I see them, I don’t see their disease or disability,” Bradley said. “I have the chance to get to know them as people and individuals, to know that they were once great artists or doctors or school teachers.”