Rose new leader of Hallmark Manor

Hallmark Manor, a skilled-nursing and rehab center in Federal Way, has named Karen Rose as its executive director.

Rose has been a nursing home administrator in the Olympia area for the past five years. She started her career in skilled nursing as a certified nursing assistant and has worked in roles from unit clerk to

“I enjoy seeing the residents smile and laugh,” said Rose. “I like knowing I’m making a difference. When a resident’s having a bad day and I talk to them and help them feel better, that means a lot to me.”

Originally from Susanville, Calif., Rose has a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in health care administration. She now lives in Yelm.

“Karen brings more than 15 years of skilled-nursing experience to her new position,” said Stephanie Bonanzino, vice president of Life Care Centers of America’s Cascades Region. “With this background, she provides the center an elevated level of leadership and support to maintain the quality care and standards Life Care has. Her positive outlook, team approach and dedication are a perfect match for us.”

Hallmark Manor is one of 16 facilities in Washington operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.