May 12, 2009 (FinancialWire) The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENSG) has appointed Suzanne D. Snapper to succeed CFO Alan J. Norman, who is retiring. Snapper has been serving as the vice president of finance for an Ensign subsidiary that operates the companys service center.

Norman plans to transition the CFO role to Snapper over a period of around 90 days, to coincide with the anticipated filing of the companys second quarter 2009 10-Q. Snappers appointment will become fully effective at the time of the filing.

As VP of finance, Snapper played a role in taking the company public in 2007. She also oversaw the implementation of Ensigns internal controls over financial reporting. Prior to joining Ensign, she spent ten years as a senior manager at KPMG, where her practice included providing audit services for public companies in the technology, transportation and quick serve restaurant industries.

Mission Viejo, California-based Ensign Groups independent operating subsidiaries provide a range of skilled nursing and assisted living services, physical, occupational and speech therapies, and other rehabilitative and healthcare services for both long-term residents and short-stay rehabilitation patients.

The company operates at 70 facilities in California, Arizona, Texas, Washington, Utah, Idaho and Colorado.

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