Life Care Center Of Ooltewah Nearing Completion, Open House Set For Jan. 20

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Entry
Entry

Construction is almost complete on Life Care Center of Ooltewah, a rehab and nursing facility in development at 5911 Snow Hill Road.

Community members are invited to an open house on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 2-5 p.m. to tour the facility. The 75,000-square-foot building is expected to welcome its first patients in February 2013.

Key leadership positions have been filled, and the facility is currently hiring nursing, environmental services, dietary and therapy staff. When fully operational, the building has the possibility of employing 150 associates.

Accommodations for short-term inpatients and long-term residents at Life Care Center of Ooltewah will include 69 private rooms, 23 semiprivate rooms and two private suites.

The rehabilitation offerings for inpatients and outpatients will be extensive with a 4,200-square-foot rehab gym, cutting-edge equipment and modalities, a physical therapy courtyard and a putting green. The facility will have its own in-house team of physical, occupational and speech therapists.

Amenities include a library, a private dining room for family get-togethers, a spa and beauty shop, courtyards, three day rooms and an ice cream parlor.

For more information about the facility or the upcoming open house, please call 423 531-0600.

Life Care Center of Ooltewah will be one of 26 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.

Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Life Care operates or manages more than 220 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states.


Elizabeth DeLeonardis Joins CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates In Spring City

CHI Memorial Medical Group welcomed Elizabeth “DeDe” DeLeonardis, PA-C.  Ms. DeLeonardis earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from South College in Knoxville.  She is a certified physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. ... (click for more)

Additional Smart Steps Child Care Payment Assistance Opportunities Available Across The State

The Tennessee Department of Human Services announced additional Smart Steps child care payment assistance opportunities across the state to be a resource for income eligible parents who are working, pursuing postsecondary education, or a combination of both. The Smart Steps program is a part of the Department’s 2G for Tennessee initiative - a two-generation approach focused on both ... (click for more)

School Board Turns Thumbs Down To Proposed Funding Of Central Track

County school board members on Thursday night expressed a number of concerns about a proposed $500,000 new track under consideration for funding by the County Commission at Central High School. The vote was 9-0 to table a motion to accept the money (if offered). Karitsa Mosley-Jones said, "We've got students at schools on a high priority list and you're going to give me a track?" ... (click for more)

School Board Approves 4-Year Contract Extension With Independent Bus Drivers, Who Say They Can Handle 100 Routes; Extension Given On Custodial Contract

The county school board on Thursday night extended the contract by four years of school bus owner operators, who said they could deliver on 100 bus routes. The board delayed until a special meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Central High School the issue of whether to accept the offer of 100 contract routes. That would be handled by many of the current 49 owner operators taking ... (click for more)

Bikers Need To Have Licenses And Insurance - And Response

I am okay with Haslam’s idea of raising the gas tax and lowering the food tax.  But, I want to see a tax of bicycles since they have their own lanes now and they also have to be maintained. How much revenue would that bring in?  I would think if we have enough bike riders to have the lanes in the first place, there must be enough to generate some money for road improvements. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Where Is Central’s Auditorium?

I am surely one of the biggest proponents of high school athletics there is, especially after half a decade of being an eye witness to the vast array of lessons that are learned every day by anyone associated with sports. That said, I have watched the Hamilton County Commission waffle on a $500,000 track at Central High School with a certain curiosity because the same high school ... (click for more)