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Employee Spotlight: Susie Brailsford

Updated: Jan 29

Susie Brailsford, Director of Admissions / Social Services at Lakeview Commons

Director of Admissions/Social Services at Lakeview Commons.

Susie Brailsford, our remarkably versatile Director of Admissions/Social Services at Lakeview Commons in Loveland, takes on many roles to ensure our residents' well-being. Her primary focus is guiding families through the transition process of moving their loved ones into Lakeview Commons. She educates families about the services offered, conducts informative tours, coordinates medical orders with doctor's offices, and facilitates the logistical aspects of the moving-in process. After residents have settled into the facility, Susie continues to be invaluable, connecting residents with essential resources as needed, organizing Care Conferences, and serving as the go-to person whenever residents require assistance.


With nearly a decade of dedication to Lakeview Commons, Susie has become an integral part of our community. Before her role at Lakeview Commons, she worked at our Management office as an Office Manager, showcasing her versatility and commitment to Columbine Health Systems (CHS).


What Susie values most about working at CHS is the incredible team she has the privilege of collaborating with each day. One advantage of being in a smaller facility is that it allows her to create genuine connections with each resident and their families to understand their unique life stories.

Outside of Work

Outside of her professional life, Susie is deeply involved in her community. For the past 15 years, she has participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Larimer County, even chairing the 2021Larimer County Walk. In 2022, she took part in the Ride to End Alzheimer's in Larimer County, highlighting her commitment to a worthy cause.

Having lived in Northern Colorado for 39 years, Susie has a deep-rooted connection to the region. She holds an MBA in Health Care, demonstrating her commitment to continuous learning and growth. Susie is dedicated to her two sons, William and Matthew, and enjoys volunteering at their elementary school. As a family, they adore traveling, playing soccer, biking, and experiencing the beauty of Colorado's great outdoors. Susie is an avid runner who takes on half marathons and triathlons, showcasing her passion for an active lifestyle. She shares her home with a 4-year-old Portuguese Water Dog named Archie and a 17-year-old cat named Simms.

As a family, the Brailsfords enjoy international travels, with their most recent adventure being a 2-week cruise through the picturesque Greek islands. They eagerly anticipate their next adventure, and Susie's dynamic spirit is a true asset to our CHS family.

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