Will employ 200
UNION, Ky. (June 19, 2017) — The $24 million Boonespring Health Care & Rehabilitation center will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on July 11 at 10250 U.S. 42 in Boone County. When completed in the fall of 2018, the 94,000 square foot 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. Boonespring faced eight years of regulatory, legal and zoning issues in building the new facility, moving 143 beds from Campbell County to Boone.
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.
Boonespring will become the 12th facility owned and operated by Carespring Health Care Management, founded by 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.