Grand Rapids, Michigan, Oct. 16, 2023 – Melissa Page, director of clinical services for Emmanuel Hospice, has been selected as a member of the 2023 class of 40 Under 40 business leaders by Crain’s Grand Rapids Business.
Page will be recognized for her business and community leadership alongside 39 other West Michigan leaders younger than 40 during an awards program Oct. 18. Since 1991, Crain’s City Brands have gathered 40 of the community’s overachievers for a special salute. Past winners have started companies, climbed the corporate ranks and made nonprofits stronger while giving back to the community and mentoring others.
Page joined Emmanuel Hospice in 2018 with more than 10 years of nursing experience. As director of clinical services, she assists in the strategic planning and growth of Emmanuel Hospice through the management of patient care. She also oversees quality assurance and leadership growth initiatives, assists with program development and manages multi-departmental budgets, among other responsibilities.
In addition, Page serves as a state hospice representative. She consulted with the state of Michigan on rewriting certification rules for certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, which increased access to certification and benefitted those who hold or were aspiring to hold this licensure. She also plays active roles in health care associations statewide and nationally, as well as community organizations.
Her nomination read in part: “Melissa has mentored countless health care professionals, influenced legislation changes through public policy advocacy and touched the lives of numerous community members through her own patient care.
“The pairing of her nursing experience with nonprofit leadership expertise has made her into a multifaceted leader able to confidently provide strategic direction over organizational operations, facilitate team member development and oversee quality management to better serve patients.”
Page previously served as director of nursing for Brookcrest-Sunset Retirement Communities and director of clinical services at St. Ann’s Home. In these positions, Page coordinated resident care and managed clinical care. These roles provided her the opportunity to chair committees that improved local process for health care as well as statewide legislation around skilled nursing and post-acute care.
Page earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on health care leadership from Youngstown State University and a nursing home administrator license from Ferris State University. She also holds a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Michigan, associate degree in nursing from Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
She lives in Kent City with her husband, Ross, and children, Lexi, Austin, Gavin and Maddux.
About Emmanuel Hospice
Emmanuel Hospice is an interfaith provider of compassionate, person-centered hospice care to patients and their loved ones in West Michigan. Serving the community since 2013, the nonprofit draws on a team approach that focuses holistically on mind, body and spirit, working to enhance each patient’s life with a combination of expert medical care, spiritual counseling and complementary therapies – because hospice is more about living than dying. Emmanuel Hospice has expanded to serve all of Kent and Ottawa counties and portions of Allegan, Barry, Newaygo, Ionia, Montcalm and Muskegon counties. For more information, visit EmmanuelHospice.org.