DARLINGTON—A three-month paid administrative leave was determined the best course of action by the Lafayette Manor committee concerning the administrator they put on leave nearly a month ago.
Catherine Krentz, administrator of Lafayette Manor, was placed on administrative leave on Friday, Aug. 31, after several county board supervisors and Lafayette Manor staff met to discuss the situation at the manor. The decision to place Krentz on administrative leave came after nearly 100 people attended the Aug. 27 nursing home committee meeting asking for a change and on Aug. 30 the manor received a claim for wrongful injury. The manor also has numerous state violations resulting in fines paid by the county.
In Krentz’s absence, Sherry Kudronowicz, the administrator of Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County, is the interim administrator. She is a state of Wisconsin licensed nursing home administrator.
At the Sept. 25 meeting Ron Niemann of the manor committee made the motion, “Catherine Krentz will remain on administrative leave for three months at which time that status will be reviewed dependant upon the status of the pending Larson lawsuits against Lafayette County.” When Niemann repeated the motion, he specified “Mary Larson lawsuits” against Lafayette County. The motion was unanimously approved by the board, consisting of chairman David Halloran, Niemann, Gerald Heimann and Jack Sauer.
Following the meeting, Mary Larson clarified that she does not have a lawsuit filed against the county, but has filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development concerning her employment being terminated at Lafayette Manor nearly two years ago.