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Hensel takes post full-time
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MONROE - A new administrator has been hired for Pleasant View Nursing Home.

Terry Hensel, formerly Terry Nelson, began her duties as administrator Nov. 29, Green County Board of Supervisors Chairman Art Carter said Friday.

Hensel was one of three candidates who applied for the position, Carter said.

Carter said her experience was the main reason she was hired for the position.

Her hiring was approved in November by the Pleasant View Nursing Home Committee and the Personnel and Labor Relations Committee.

The Green County Board didn't have to approve the hiring, Green County Clerk Mike Doyle said. Doyle said county department heads, except for the corporation counsel and highway commissioner, are hired by the department oversight committees.

Wisconsin sate statutes require the highway commissioner and corporation counsel be elected by the board.

Hensel, of Pro-Ed Continuum, a consulting firm based in Waukesha, was hired as interim administrator in August. She was hired as a consultant in April after a Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services survey, which was conducted between March 9 and March 24 and discovered 13 complaints against Pleasant View. In April, the nursing home was given clearance from the state that the violations had been adequately addressed.

Hensel said she liked being a consultant, but in that capacity she wasn't able to "put down roots."

"It was kind of hard work to be a consultant," she said. "I traveled a lot and really didn't get to know the people I worked with."

Hensel said she enjoys working at the nursing home and likes the employees and the residents.

"I think this is a great opportunity to work with the staff and the county to make a difference," she said.

Hensel replaces Don Stoor, who was on extended medical leave before he died Dec. 4.

She will make about $92,000 a year, Carter said.

"That salary is in line with other nursing homes of a similar size," Carter said.

Pleasant View has about 125 residents.

In October, the Green County Board voted to pay the nursing home administrator between $85,000 and $105,000 a year.

Also in October, county residents overwhelmingly approved a referendum to allow the county to exceed the levy limit by up to $890,000 a year, for the next five years, to offset projected deficits at the nursing home.