Johnson a good choice for Pioneer [UPDATED]Published 9:14am Friday, September 6, 2013 Updated 11:15am Friday, September 6, 2013
We applaud the naming of Nathan Johnson as administrator and CEO at PioneerCare. Johnson is not new to PioneerCare — he joined the facility in 2008 — and helped oversee the building of the new care center on Maybelle Avenue.
According to Board president Brad Larson, it is Johnson’s leadership, strategic thinking, community connections and passion for the care of the elderly that made him the ideal person to lead the organization into the future.
He has included a strong leadership team together, saying that while community support and careful management have contributed to the 85-year success of PioneerCare, the mission is bigger than any one person or small group of leaders. “… today, we just happen to be the ones called to serve.”
Johnson has a local history of service to the elderly, beginning with an internship at Battle Lake Good Samaritan, and he served as administrator at Good Samaritan Society in Barnesville from 2001 to 2008. He was named interim administrator in March. We think his experience gives him a solid background in the care of the elderly, the issues surrounding long-term care, along with the values and people living in West Central Minnesota.
We agree he is the best candidate for the job and wish him well as he leads PioneerCare into the next 85 years of service.