Jenkins Living Center reaches into past to find interim president and CEO

October 19, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Retirement didn’t last long for Loren Diekman.

The former CEO of Jenkins Living Center in Watertown, who retired 10 months ago, will be back at his old job on an interim basis.

That announcement coming Tuesday from the Jenkins Board of Directors.

Scott Gloe replaced Diekman as CEO last December, but it was announced Monday that Gloe is leaving Jenkins to become the superintendent of the Prairie Lakes Ice Arena that is currently under construction.

Gloe’s last day at Jenkins is November 11th.

Jenkins is licensed to operate a 110-bed facility, and opened its doors in 1958.

Last night at a candidate forum hosted by the Watertown Home Builders Association, Representative Hugh Bartels said nursing homes are struggling, in part, because it’s hard to find help…

Kristi Gloe, Jenkins’ Director of Marketing and Public Relations, said in an email to KWAT News said that Jenkins currently has around 90 residents.