Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehab has named Sawyer Zaerr, LPN, LNHA, as its new executive director. The 88-bed skilled nursing facility provides expert-level short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, memory care and respite care in a warm and welcoming environment.

Before joining Jacksonville, Zaerr served as executive director of Sunrise Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Virden, Ill., from April 2019 to September 2020. Prior to that, she was a quality assurance nurse for Skilled Nursing Facility Corporations. Zaerr completed her undergraduate studies at John Wood Community College in Quincy, Ill.

Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehab also hired several other new caregivers and skilled nursing professionals, including:

  • Stephanie Smith, LPN as director of business development
  • Lexi Harrel, RN, as director of nursing
  • Anna Phelps, OT,  as assistant director of rehabilitation
  • Kara S. Baalman, a certified billing and coding specialist as business office manager.