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Primrose of Shawnee Hires New Director Of Nursing

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SHAWNEE, OK – Primrose Retirement Community of Shawnee has hired Malinda Osborn to be their new Director of Nursing.  In this role, Osborn will guide and oversee the overall care of residents and, in conjunction with Executive Director Jimmy Gibson, manage the nursing staff.  She will also ensure compliance with all necessary regulations.  Osborn began in this capacity on January 23.

Malinda Osborn

Malinda Osborn

Osborn attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M where she obtained a degree in applied science in nursing.  She has been a registered nurse since 2007.  Prior to joining the staff at Primrose, Osborn worked in a level one trauma center.  She also has medical surgical experience and extensive infection prevention and control experience.  Most recently, Osborn was the Director of Nursing at a long-term care/skilled nursing facility.

“Primrose displays all the values I hold close to my heart when it comes to caring for the greatest generation,” Osborn said.  “I am excited to teach and mentor the employees I have been chosen to lead, and look forward to seeing the team come together for the benefit of our residents,” she added.,

Primrose Retirement Community of Shawnee, located at 1905 N. Bryan Avenue, consists of 36 independent living apartments, 40 assisted living apartments, and four townhome villas. The community opened in 2013.

Primrose Retirement Communities, L.L.C., headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care.

For additional information, please contact Dan Smilloff, Communications Manager, at or by calling 605-226-3300 ext. 3982.