WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Heritage Senior Living has hired Karen Schacht as vice president of quality and promoted Jaime Schwingel to the position of vice president of clinical and medical operations.
Schacht will oversee the review and implementation of quality procedures and practices throughout the company. She has worked in a variety of roles in the senior health care industry, including assisting in managing operations, quality improvement, business development and acquisitions, as well as speaking nationally on the topic of assisted living. Schacht has a master’s degree in healthcare administration and is a certified dementia practitioner.
Schwingel joined Heritage earlier this year and will now focus on the care side of the company. Schwingel, who holds a master’s degree in nursing with an executive leadership concentration, has over 20 years of nursing experience, including 13 years in leadership roles, as well as 10 years providing legal nurse consulting for attorneys.
These additions are part of larger overhaul of the corporate team at Heritage, which began last year with the hiring of Pierre Verger as the vice president of operations. Verger, who spent the previous 16 years in hospitality and healthcare including overseeing operations for 26 nursing homes, is leading the changes.
Headquartered in West Allis, Heritage Senior Living is the largest seniors housing operator based in Wisconsin, with 15 communities throughout the state.