John Lurz of Bel Air has been promoted continuing care administrator Oak Crest retirement community.
Previously, Lurz served as the assisted living manager at the Erickson Living community in northeast Baltimore County.
Lurz brings 15 years of health care administration to his new leadership position. With Oak Crest since 2010, he has been a licensed nursing home administrator for more than six years.
The extended care neighborhood at Oak Crest provides assisted living, respite care, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care and outpatient rehabilitation services.
It holds the coveted Five-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and earned a 2012 Committed to Excellence Award from the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.
Lurz earned an associate's degree from Essex Community College and his bachelor's degree in management studies from the University of Maryland in College Park. Prior to his career in health care, he served on active duty with the Navy for six years.
A resident of Bel Air, Lurz is an active volunteer with Harford County Public Schools and the Harford County Recreation Council. He was born and raised in Middle River.
The retirement community also features independent living neighborhoods of 1,524 residences.