The biggest news around the
Campbell County Health campus is the opening of
The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center. On October 25 we held an
open house to show the new facility to the public, and in early November we moved
our 121 residents into the new space. It’s exciting for a number
of reasons—of course it feels good to check the project off the
list, but most rewarding is the satisfaction of providing our residents
with a home that takes compassionate care to a new level.
The new facility supports our incredibly skilled team of caregivers in
a much more efficient, aesthetically pleasing environment. Everything
is new, down to the beds and furniture, with piped-in oxygen, advanced
security systems and some rooms with patient lifts. Without a doubt, it
is the nicest long term care facility in the state and it’s likely
in the upper tier for the country.
We are equally excited for the enhancements it brings to our short term
rehab program. Our new, dedicated
short term rehab wing is five times its original size at Pioneer Manor and has a much more
elegant, hotel-like feel. In addition, we have a physiatrist, a specialist
in rehab medicine, joining the medical staff soon. The difference is really
night and day.
On other news, we are still working on our remodel of the
cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation area that will increase space from a mere 645 sq. ft. to 4,320 sq. ft.
Our current gym can only serve four patients per class; the new gym will
easily hold eight patients per class.
The need for cardiac rehab and pulmonary rehab has been on the rise in
recent years due to our robust
cardiology program. The new space means more targeted equipment, a dedicated track for walking,
and the opportunity for therapists to perform a variety of exercises and
classes with patients. The project is ahead of schedule and under budget.
We’re looking forward to opening doors in December of this year.
I wish you a joyful holiday season!
~ Andy Fitzgerald, CEO