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Fall 2016 CEO Update

Fall 2016 CEO Update

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