Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living has named Melissa Deskins, RN, as its executive director.

As a registered nurse and a seasoned assisted living administrator, Melissa brings more than two decades of experience in facility operations and resident care management.

A native of Wilkes County, Melissa feels a strong connection to the High Country and is eager to become a contributing member of the area’s healthcare and business communities. “Deerfield Ridge is a special place. The residents here have created a warm, friendly, and inviting community. And the team here doesn’t just provide care for our residents – they care about them,” Deskins said.

Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living provides care for seniors from across the High Country in its general assisted living and secured Horizons memory care neighborhood. In its most recent state quality of care survey, Deerfield Ridge received a four-out-of-four star rating.