Groundbreaking ceremony May 11
BOONE COUNTY , Ky. (May 3, 2017) – After eight years of regulatory hurdles and legal obstacles, the long-awaited $24 million Boonespring Health Care & Rehabilitation center will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. May 11 at the project site at 10250 U.S. 42 in Boone County, Ky. (near St. Timothy Church in Union, KY).
When completed in the fall of 2018, the 94,000-s.f. center will employ 200 and will have 143 beds for long-term nursing care and rehabilitation clients.
Boonespring was a vision of Carespring founder, Barry Bortz, who passed away in September of 2016, after he secured the necessary approvals and plans to move forward with new facility.
“We are building Barry’s dream,” said Carespring CEO Chris Chirumbolo. “The best way to honor Barry’s legacy is to complete this long-awaited project, bringing top-notch health care services to the people of Boone County and surrounding areas.”
Boonespring faced regulatory, legal and zoning issues in building the new facility, moving 143 beds from Campbell County to Boone. Carespring COO, John Muller, worked with local and state officials to secure the needed approvals.
“After completing our new 143-bed facility in Cold Spring, the next phase was to bring much-needed nursing and rehab beds to the citizens of Boone County,” said Muller. “Boone County is the fastest-growing county in Kentucky but has one of the fewest number of beds. We are working as fast as we can to complete the project and bring a modern, state-of-the art nursing care and rehabilitative facility to the citizens.”
The new care center, located on a nine-acre site in unincorporated Boone County, just south of St. Timothy Parish in Union will specialize in short-term rehabilitative care and long-term nursing care. It will include a combination of private and companion suite rooms with dining and exercise rooms along with the communities’ most popular feature, a Starbucks coffee shop.
“We are excited to provide our excellent care to our new residents of Boone County,” said CEO Chirumbolo. “We can’t thank enough the local and state elected officials for helping make our dream a reality.”
Boonespring will become the 12th facility owned and operated by Carespring Health Care Management, founded by Barry Bortz in 1986. The company currently operates in Kentucky and Ohio. Boonespring’s impact upon the economy in Boone County will be significant. With a total annual operating budget of over $12 million, payroll will be approximately $7 million per year, generating over $600,000 in state in local taxes.
Carespring is one of the largest, independently-owned and managed health care providers in the Greater Cincinnati area. The company provides senior living, nursing care, rehabilitative care, respite care, Hospice and Alzheimer’s care. Proudly serving patients in the finest of physical environments.
Unique to industry standards, Carespring’s chief clinical officer is Dr. Art Gendleman, a board-certified physician specializing in geriatrics and is permanent on staff at Carespring. The company utilizes technologically advanced client and patient satisfaction tracking systems for reporting.
For more information, visit http://www.carespring.com/.