North Central Health Care Welcomes Nursing Home Administrator for Pine Crest in Merrill

Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2019

(Merrill, WI) North Central Health Care (NCHC) welcomes Zach Ziesemer to the Pine Crest Nursing Home as Nursing Home Administrator. Zach has served as a nursing home administrator since 2012, most recently at Markesan Resident Home, a not-for-profit organization in Markesan, WI. His background includes administration of skilled nursing, memory care, rehabilitative, respite and at-home care. Zach recently completed his Master of Business Administration from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

“Zach’s leadership will be instrumental in leading Pine Crest through the transition of the management agreement with North Central Health Care. Starting in January 2020, NCHC will be operating two of the largest nursing homes in the state of Wisconsin and we are pleased to welcome Zach to our team as we enter the next stage in our partnership with our communities,” states Kim Gochanour, Executive of Nursing Home Operations at NCHC.

There will be a welcome celebration with staff from NCHC and Pine Crest taking place on Monday, September 30 at Pine Crest Nursing Home.

Since June, NCHC has provided interim administration and management of Pine Crest, a 180-bed nursing home in Merrill, WI. Part of this agreement ( was for NCHC to provide recruitment support in hiring a new Nursing Home Administrator in addition to providing education, an interim on-site licensed Nursing Home Administrator, a review of operations and financial reporting and a proposed 2020 budget. On August 20, 2019 the Lincoln County Board passed a resolution to appoint long-term management of Pine Crest Nursing Home to NCHC beginning in 2020.

North Central Health Care provides compassionate, high-quality care for individuals and families with mental health, recovery and skilled nursing needs in Marathon, Langlade and Lincoln counties. Services are provided for mental health, substance abuse, crisis, developmental disabilities, adult protection, aquatic physical therapy and skilled nursing care. Find North Central Health Care on social media: News | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn


For more information, please contact:
North Central Health Care, Jessica Meadows, Marketing & Communications
1100 Lake View Drive • Wausau, WI 54403