Koester names new nursing director

TROY — Greg Nijak, administrator at Koester Pavilion, is excited to announce Kathie Schlereth as the New Director of Nursing.

Koester Pavilion, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, is an affiliate of Premier Health and is located between Piqua and Troy on the campus of Upper Valley Medical Center.

Schlereth has been a registered nurse her whole career and has worked in hospitals and senior living communities. She has worked as a director of nursing in long-term care for over 20 years in the Dayton area.

“We are happy to welcome Kathie to our Koester Pavilion team. Kathie’s passion for providing the highest quality of care with compassion and integrity combined with her experience and vast knowledge make her a perfect fit for Koester Pavilion,” Nijak said.

Schlereth has lived in the Miami Valley all her life and graduated from Sinclair College. “I am excited to lead a nursing team who received a Five-Star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for Quality Measures! Koester Pavilion’s highest priority will continue to be providing quality patient-centered care,” Schlereth added.

Koester Pavilion offers both short-term rehab services and long-term care, including memory care, and accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance. To learn more about Koester Pavilion, please call (937) 440-7663 or visit on the web at www.koesterpavilion.com.