Construction is set to begin on a new Brinton Woods Health & Rehabilitation Center on the Carroll Hospital campus this spring. The skilled nursing facility will provide patients with short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care.
“We are very excited to relocate Brinton Woods to Carroll Hospital’s campus. The facility is a great complement to the hospital’s range of comprehensive services,” says David Krajewksi, LifeBridge Health executive vice president and chief financial officer. Krajewski is also president of LifeBridge Health Partners, a division of LifeBridge Health.
The two-story building will be built just off Washington Road at Gist Road (where The White Rabbit Thrift Shop is currently located) and will consist of 40 private and 10 semi-private rooms—all with private bathrooms and showers. The upper level will have spacious patient rooms, two day rooms, a living room and a large, centrally located dining and activity room with access to an exterior patio. It also will house the administrative offices and physical therapy space. The lower level will include a kitchen, laundry room, supply and storage area, along with a staff lounge and offices.
In November 2017, LifeBridge Health became a majority partner of Brinton Woods Health & Rehabilitation Center at Winfield. The facility provides a range of services to patients such as physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy, as well as wound and pulmonary care and care for patients recovering from surgery.
Once relocated to the hospital’s campus, Brinton Woods employees will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility. The approximately $15 million project is expected to be completed by 2021. During construction, Brinton Woods will remain open in Winfield. “We are really excited about this partnership. We will have a brand new modern building in a more central location than before,” says Daren Cortese, president of Brinton Woods. “We are looking forward to being closer to the hospital and adding services in the future.”
“This project is a win-win for the hospital and patients,” says Leslie Simmons, president of Carroll Hospital and executive vice president of LifeBridge Health. “It will strengthen the continuity of care for both current and future Brinton Woods patients while also enhancing the quality of care by improving their access to clinical providers and specialized services located at the hospital.”
From the spring 2019 issue of A Healthy Dose, Carroll Hospital’s community magazine