Interlude Restorative Suites

A collaboration of Allina Health and Presbyterian Homes & Services

Care Staff

When guests arrive at InterludeTM Restorative Suites, they find a place of sanctuary coupled with the expert care of Allina medical teams to ensure a consistent rehabilitation plan.  Guests benefit from treatment, amenities and hospitality all designed to help them recover, refresh and renew.

Meet our talented team

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John W. Mielke brings a significant and unique blend of experience in health care quality, physician/patient and family relationships, geriatric health management, innovation and patient safety. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Dr. Mielke serves at both the Plymouth and Fridley locations. 

Interlude at Abbott Northwestern – WestHealth in Plymouth

Administrator Kayla Wagner, LNHA, holds a B.S. degree in Health Services Administration with an emphasis in long term care from Minnesota State University Moorhead and is a licensed nursing home administrator. She has five years of health care experience in metro skilled nursing facilities and post-acute centers.


Clinical Administrator Sharon Kern, RN, has over 30 years of nursing experience. She has worked in all facets; from acute, long term and home health care, giving her a broad knowledge of policy and regulation management experience. She has spent the last 20 years working in long term care where she was the ADON for a 350 bed facility. She is a graduate of  Gustavus Adolphus College.

Rehabilitation Program Manager Joely Wertz, MS CCC/SLP, has utilized her background in communications to work effectively with patients in a variety of settings, from outpatient to long-term care. She received her Masters of Speech-Language-Hearing Science from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and obtained her undergraduate degree in Communications, with a concentration in Health Care from Marquette University.

Interlude at Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus in Fridley 

Administrator Janae Beaudot, LNHA, holds a a degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and is a licensed nursing home administrator. Prior to transitioning to Interlude, Janae served as Care Center Administrator at Folkestone in Wayzata, MN. She has worked in a few different roles within Presbyterian Homes and Services including Administrative Intern, Household Coordinator, and Care Center Administrator. 


Clinical Administrator​ Nate Dahle graduated from University of Mary-Bismarck with both a Masters in Nursing Administration and MBA in Healthcare. He has been a nurse in long term care for almost 10 years with 8 of those years serving as a director of nursing. In addition, Nate spent a year and a half in the hospital as a floor nurse and infection control/performance improvement coordinator and was a Presbyterian Homes employee for two and a half years at Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington.  

Rehabilitation Program Manager Deanna Hughes received her BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She has been with Presbyterian Homes & Services for 8 years and in leadership for 7 of those years. Prior to transitioning to Interlude, Deanna worked at Johanna Shores as a Rehab Supervisor and transitioned to Langton Place in 2013 as Rehab Program Manager.


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What Our Guests Say

Dear Interlude Staff,
We cannot thank you enough for all of the exceptional care and support that you gave to our Mom, Sue, during her stay here!  She spoke so highly of each and every one of you and truly felt pampered.  She has shown improvement in so many areas of her rehabilitation while in your care and we are grateful to you all!!  You are an amazing team!
— Gregg, Tracey, Mike, Matt, Sue  |  Rehabilitation