Paul Nimz, executive director

On Aug. 26, 2019, Life Care Centers of America honored Paul Nimz, executive director at Life Care Center of Puyallup, Washington, with one of two President’s Awards for the Northwest Division.


The honor, given during Life Care’s annual management meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, recognizes distinguished service in a long-term health care management role. The Northwest Division includes 26 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.


Nimz was praised for involving each department in a team effort to make the residents’ lives better. For example, if a resident has a birthday, he leads the management team in the morning meeting to think of ways to make the day more special. He is known in the division as a go-to expert.


“Paul has demonstrated professional skill and compassion in dispatching his responsibilities to the associates, residents and families he serves,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “He has uniquely demonstrated a leadership style for others to emulate. This is a distinguished award to receive because it goes to the heart of our mission.”


Fifteen President’s Awards are presented annually to leaders of overall successful facilities or organizations within Life Care.