Get to Know Us at Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
We know that the decision to come to a nursing facility for rehab OR a long term stay can be a taxing time on ones emotions. That's why we want you to take a moment to read up on the management staff at Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation. Having a face to put to a name is always a great place to start!
Ken Cauthen, LNFA - Administrator
Ken Cauthen has served in the health care industry for over thirty years. After graduating from Houston Baptist University, where he also met his wife of thirty six years, Ken began his career as a lobbyist for the Greater Houston Hospital Council, assisting Houston Medical Center administrators with both state and federal legislative issues. He later went on to serve at Memorial City Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston as assistant administrator, where he opened the hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit.
It was through this experience that his love for long term care grew. In 1990, Mr. Cauthen accepted his first position with Buckner Benevolences as a nursing home administrator in Austin, TX. Following a successful transformation of the Austin facility, he went on to serve as Vice President of Development, Marketing, and Public Relations for the 165 year old Buckner organization, assisting all their retirement facilities throughout Texas.
Mr. Cauthen continued his love for senior adults and health care in general. In 2000, he developed a 110 luxury home subdivision for seniors in the Tyler/East Texas area. Following his work there, Mr. Cauthen stayed in East Texas and served with Mercy Ships in the Development Department, focusing primarily on raising money to construct and maintain The Africa Mercy, the world’s largest non-military hospital ship.
While having many exciting times in healthcare, his greatest love, however, has been to serve as administrator of Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation since 2008. Mr. Cauthen credits his long tenure at Vista to having the privilege of working with incredibly capable and caring staff and department heads. “They make coming to work every day a honor and a joy.”
Toyin Thanni, RN, BSN - Director of Nursing
Toyin Thanni, RN BSN earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University, while also raising her 4 children. Prior to her career in long term care, she worked as a Certified Medical Surgical Nurse for Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston Texas for 10 years.
She then found her calling in Long term care. She has worked as the Director of Nursing at several skilled nursing facilities in and around the Houston area. She has many accolades including a deficiency free survey.
Toyin has worked for Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation for 10 years, and has made it her second home. Her mission is to make a positive influence in her staff, and the lives of each of her residents and their families.