Brooke Dippo was born with the desire to help people. With a mother who has worked at Porter Regional Hospital for more than 35 years, it’s no wonder Dippo ended up as the Admissions Director at Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center in Chesterton. For three years, Dippo has been the driving force behind admitting residents to Addison Pointe for high-quality care, and she loves just about every aspect of her job.
Born, raised, and still residing in Valparaiso, Dippo has only spent time away from Northwest Indiana while at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne. After working full time and going to classes part-time, Dippo received a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in healthcare management and human resources 2012.
“I’ve been in the workforce since the age of 14,” Dippo said. “I was not able to focus just on schooling right after high school so I started going part-time a year after high school while working a full-time job.”
Dippo credits her family and friends for the tremendous influence they’ve had on her life. Because her mom worked in the business side of healthcare for 35 years, Dippo also felt the calling to the industry and started working in the medical field in 2003.
“My family and friends have been my rock and main support through my schooling and career,” Dippo said. “I have been hands-on with patient care and also behind the scenes with the business side. The position I’m in now allows me to be involved with the patients and their families trying to place their loved ones in a facility for care.”
Being able to help patients and their families has been a dream come true for Dippo.
“The job alone is my favorite part. I get to help in placement of residents that either need therapies before going home or need long-term care,” Dippo said. “I like interacting with the residents and their families. The staff is great and I’ve built some good work relationships with my management staff, so I’m always trying to make someone smile!”
Caring for her 7-year-old son, Maximus, also keeps her going.
“Maximus is what keeps this big smile on my face every day,” Dippo said.