Administrator for Manor, Parkview Heights offered contract; March 27 set as start date

Until then, Lyle Hight returns as facilities’ interim administrator

  A contract has been offered and accepted.
    Now, the city council will act on formal approval of a new administrator at Imperial Manor and Parkview Heights.
    If the council approves Eric Haider’s salary in a wage ordinance Monday night, he will come on board Monday, March 27.
    Haider, who has 30 years of administrative experience, will replace Nolan Gurnsey, who resigned a few weeks ago to be closer to family.
    Gurnsey’s last day was Tuesday this week. He started a new position in North Platte on Wednesday.
    In the three and a half week interim, Lyle Hight of York will serve as interim administrator. He served in that capacity after Lantern Health Services took over management of Imperial’s senior care facilities in March 2015.
    He arrived Monday to meet with Gurnsey on his last two days here.
    Since March 2016, Haider has been administrator at Premier Estates in Pawnee City.
    From June 2012 to March 2016, he served as administrator at Waterford Assisted Living, which has facilities in and near Lincoln.
    He was also affiliated with Pawnee Manor in Pawnee City from November 2011 to June 2012 as interim administrator.
    As president of Person Centered Care, Inc., from 2008-2011, Haider provided team-based training and consultation for long term care providers on customer service, census improvement, staff retention, marketing and more.
    Haider holds both a Nursing Home Administrator’s License and Assisted Living Administrator’s Certificate from the state of Nebraska.
    Doug Gaswick, chairman of the city’s senior services board, said three candidates were interviewed for the position .
    He said Lantern Health Services spearheaded the search for the new administrator, and were involved in the interview process with members of the senior services board.
    At a special meeting Feb. 20, the board voted to offer the position to Haider. He accepted verbally the next day, Gaswick said.
    Sharon Colling, owner of Lantern Health Services, said they are very pleased with Haider’s hiring.
    Gurnsey was employed as administrator of Imperial’s senior care facilities for about 20 months, starting in early July 2015.  

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