SEATTLE, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Presbyterian Retirement Communities Northwest (PRCN) is pleased to announce that Torsten Hirche will join the organization as the president and chief executive officer on March 31, 2014. Mr. Hirche brings more than 13 years of executive experience to his new role, including ten in the senior living business. He will oversee the strategic direction and growth of PRCN and its three communities: Park Shore, Exeter House, and Skyline at First Hill.
"I am honored to be joining PRCN as president and CEO at this exciting time," said Hirche. "PRCN has long been a leader in serving seniors in the Pacific Northwest and I am very proud to have the opportunity to help build on that tradition and continue to grow the organization and fulfill its mission of excellence in senior living."
Mr. Hirche is currently the senior executive director at Oakmont Senior Living in Santa Rosa, California. From 2005 to 2012, he served in senior executive roles with Pacific Retirement Services in Medford, Oregon.
"Torsten has a proven record of success in his past endeavors and the skills necessary to lead PRCN into the future," said PRCN Chairman of the Board Greg Robinson. "His capabilities and vision will truly benefit our residents, their families and the PRCN team."
Torsten, who is originally from Germany, holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration, both from Southern Oregon University. He also received a bachelor's degree in international tourism studies from Hochschule Harz, University of Applied Sciences in Wernigerode, Germany. He is a member of Rotary International and a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Preceptor.
About Presbyterian Retirement Communities Northwest
Presbyterian Retirement Communities Northwest (PRCN) is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization with more than 50 years' experience providing excellence in senior living. PRCN's three unique communities are widely considered to be among the finest in the Northwest.
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