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Lafayette Manor promotes Rolli
DARLINGTON - A 35-year veteran employee at Lafayette Manor has been hired in the newly created position of assistant administrator.

Peggy Rolli was offered and accepted the position at a meeting this week of the county committee that oversees the nursing home, said chairperson David Halloran. Her promotion was effective Thursday.

Rolli has spent the past 35 years as activity director of Lafayette Manor. She's also certified as an occupational therapy assistant.

She'll be receiving a $3,000 raise to her salary, Halloran said. There were no other candidates for the position.

"No one else was considered," he said.

Her new position is the result of a reorganization of the nursing home's management, after a rocky 2012 during which the facility was investigated for health violations, fined thousands of dollars and placed on a federal watch list for having "a history of serious quality issues." The facility remains on the list but has since resolved compliance issues with the state.

In response to state surveyors, the nursing home committee combined the administrative positions of Lafayette Manor and Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County. The assistant administrative position was created to fill any gaps in management at the Manor.

Rolli will be assisting Julie Chikowski, a healthcare administrator from the Fox Valley who took over Jan. 1 from retiring administrator Sherry Kudronowicz.

Rolli said Thursday she'll be taking assignments from Chikowski and focusing on quality assurance and making sure the nursing home is compliant with state and federal regulations.