Gerdes Joins Primrose Retirement Communities as Executive Nurse Manager

By | June 24, 2013
Kathy Gerdes

Kathy Gerdes

Primrose Retirement Communities Home Office

ABERDEEN, SD – Primrose Retirement Communities has announced that Kathy Gerdes has joined the Home Office Team as an Executive Nurse Manager. In this role, Gerdes will provide ongoing support to nursing staff and assist the Operations Department in any matters related to nursing throughout the 28 operational Primrose Communities across the country. She will also conduct site visits to all the Communities to review all resident care. Gerdes began in this capacity on May 20th.

Gerdes brings with her years of nursing and management experience. Most recently, she managed a skilled nursing community, two assisted living communities, a home health and hospice program, and several support departments. Prior to that, she spent four years working in an administrative role in the Bowdle, South Dakota Hospital.

“I was impressed with the philosophy and Primrose story. I wanted to stay in a leadership position, and I saw Primrose as a growing, changing, and exciting company,” Gerdes said. “On a personal note, my husband and I wanted to get back to this area, where we both have family.”

“I love working with our residents, and I am passionate and competitive about setting high goals for excellence in care,” said Gerdes. “So, I’m really looking forward to this opportunity.”

Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC, headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care. From the opening of the first Primrose community in 1991 in Aberdeen, Primrose has grown to now include 28 locations in 15 states, with two under construction.

About Primrose Retirement Communities
With 28 locations in 15 states with two currently under construction, Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC is a provider of independent and assisted living communities. Founded in 1989, Primrose Retirement Communities mission is to create a healthy, happy living environment for seniors. For more information about Primrose Retirement Communities, visit

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