Meet our Department Leadersadmin2022-07-20T16:42:30-04:00
Karen Hurst, MBA, CDP, LNHAAdministrator
Karen brings over 10 years of experience in long term care facilities to Polaris. She is passionate about delivering the highest degree of quality care to residents at all times. Karen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Health Administration from Neumann University, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Ila Klinger, RNDirector of Nursing
Ila has over two decades of experience in nursing. She previously served as Manager of Clinical Operations and Director of Nursing at Genesis HealthCare, overseeing clinical practice in 13 nursing centers. Her expertise allows her to ensure each patient receives the quality care they need.
Sabrina Farren, LSVT BIG certifiedDirector of Rehab
Sabrina started her career as a PTA in 1999 in outpatient physical therapy. She brings 21 years of experience as a PTA and has been a Director of Rehab for 12 years. There are many aspects of physical therapy Sabrina enjoys when treating the older adult population. As a certified LSVT BIG therapist, she finds that gait and balance are among her favorite areas.
Carrie GeyerActivities Director
Carrie Geyer comes to Polaris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center with 13 years’ experience in healthcare, concentrating her work on short- and long-term residents in a Skilled Nursing Facility. Carrie’s healthcare career started out in the Therapy Department as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, in which she maintains her licensure. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Education. Carrie is an art educator, teaching students in Pre-K through 8th grade, and works as a contract artist with children and adults with different levels of abilities. Carrie enjoys planning and implementing a variety of activities to include the art, crafts, music, games, exercise and socials to create a learning, expressive and fun atmosphere for our residents.