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     2452 North Broadway

     Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

     Phone: (712) 323-7135

     Fax:    (712) 325-0289


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Better Staff

Better Care


Mark Anderson



Mark, a licensed nursing home administrator with 39 years of experience, began his duties at Midlands Living Center on August 2003 when he and his business partner purchased the facility. He believes that the best care starts with the best staff, and that Midlands Living Center is blessed to have the best caregivers in Council Bluffs on its payroll. Our goal is to demonstrate how local ownership keeps costs down and creates a more responsive management team. His phone numbers are always available to any resident or family member and he can be reached day or night as questions arise.


Susan M. Peschel, MSN, ARNP

Director of Nursing


Sue is an experienced registered nurse who has worked with in a variety of nursing settings including clinics, hospitals and the Alegent Nursing Home Network. She has a Masters Degree in Nursing and is licensed and ceritified as an Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in both Iowa and Nebraska. Sue finds that working with older adults can present unique challenges, but also is the most rewarding area of nursing that she has worked in.  Sue makes a difference in the lives of residents, as well as in the lives of their families. That is one of her most satisfying aspects of working here.


Glenna Pullen

Assistant Director of Nursing


Glenna is a veteran nurse with over 34 years of experience in long term care. Glenna’s knowledge and experience in geriatric care is an asset to the residents and staff at Midlands Living Center. Glenna’s goal is to create a comfortable environment for the residents at Midlands Living Center, making Midlands Living Center a wonderful place to live.


Who We Are


Midlands Living Center provides skilled nursing care, specializing in rehabilitative and restorative services. Our 95 employees include caregivers, certified nursing assistants, registered dietitians, and a medical director. We also work closely with a range of specialists, including optometrists, podiatrists, and physicians, and the best physical, occupational, and speech therapy professionals in the area.



Our Community


We are proud to be one of the few nursing centers in Council Bluffs that is locally owned and operated, not run by an out-of-town corporation. Our local roots keep our time, energy, and money in the community and help us to deliver high quality care with a true personal touch.


Midlands Living Center cares deeply about our local community. We have weekly Community Service days to generate donations of cash, food, clothing items, school supplies, pet food, and blood for Red Cross blood drives. Local agencies benefitting from these community service events include Mohm’s Place, Council Bluffs Animal Shelter, Crohn’s Foundation, Salvation Army, and Micah House.


Midlands Living Center has an annual payroll of $3 million and has assessed annual property taxes of $77,000.

Marcie Mahrt

Business Office Manager


Marcie began working at Midlands Living Center in August 2003 as the Business Office Manager. Marcie’s primary responsibilities are payroll, billing, and taking care of residents’ funds, although she is willing to help wherever she is needed. Marcie believes that the caring staff, the residents, and their families are what make Midlands Living Center so special.

Lora Stirtz

Admissions Coordinator


Lora began her employment with Midlands Living Center in September 2008. As Admissions Coordinator, Lora assures that all residents make a smooth transition into Midlands Living Center by guiding them through the admission process. She has over nine years of experience working with geriatric populations in both facility and homecare settings. Lora believes that local ownership is the key to the best care facility in Council Bluffs!

Angel Devers

Dietary Manager


Angel's passion has always been long term care. Her first job was in the dietary department working for her mom, Pat at the age of 16. Angel will fill the shoes of her beloved Mother, Pat who was the dietary manager here from 2008 to 2011. Angel and her staff look forward to providing enjoyable meals and special events to the residents and families of Midlands Living Center!