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Another manor administrator leaves; search now underway PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Schultz

The Imperial Republican

Interim administrators have been lined up and the search is on for a full-time person to head operations at the Imperial Manor and Parkview/Heights senior care facilities.
Peggi Davidson, who had been administrator of the facilities since April 23, resigned early last week just shy of four months on the job, according to Ron Ross, president of Rural Health Development (RHD), the firm managing the city-owned facilities.
Ross said no reasons were cited with her resignation.
“She felt it was not for her,” he said Tuesday.
Davidson’s abrupt resignation comes on the heels of former administrator Melissa Larson’s resignation in March after seven months of employment. Larson gave two days notice when she left the position.
Davidson was the fifth administrator at Manor and Parkview/Heights since August 2010.
Ross noted that three of the previous five administrators left their position due to family issues. All had family living in other communities and returned there to be closer.
“All have been different situations on why they left,” Ross said.
It’s nothing to do with Imperial, he said.
“Imperial has a lovely facility, a great staff and community,” Ross said.
Walt Dye, RHD’s regional manager for western Nebraska, has assumed immediate role as interim administrator. Mike Harris of Lincoln will return to that role here on Sept. 2, Ross said.
Ross said they are advertising the position in nursing home association publications and through other career links. Someone from the local area has already expressed interest, as well, he said.
City officials will again be involved in the hiring process with RHD, Ross added.
Ross said there is a high turnover in the nursing home business, but “maybe not as much as recently here.”
He added, “You’re better off to find out early if it’s not going to work out.”