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Magnolia Hall Joins Chester River Health System
Magnolia Hall Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, a local, not-for-profit organization that provides skilled, intermediate, domiciliary, hospice respite and rehabilitation services, will join the Chester River Health System effective May 1.
The Chester River Health System was created to provide a network of community-based health care services. The initial members of the System were Kent & Queen Annes Hospital and Chester River Home Care & Hospice. "Adding long-term care and rehabilitation services to that continuum will be a significant enhancement for our network," said W. Jackson Stenger, Ph. D., Chairman of the Board of Directors for both Chester River Health System and Chester River Hospital Center.
The relationship will benefit the community by enhancing cooperation and communication among the three healthcare providers, assuring a continuum of quality care, maximizing efficiencies through economies of scale and minimizing duplication.
Larry Motter, Chairman of the Board of Magnolia Hall, said, "This move provides greater flexibility to meet the challenges of todays healthcare environment. Access to the Chester River Health Systems wide range of management expertise and resources will be an asset to us.
George Smith, administrator at Magnolia Hall, will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the facility; in addition he will serve as Vice President, Long-term Care, for the System. William R. Kirk, Jr. serves as President & CEO of Chester River Health System as well as Chester River Hospital Center.
Magnolia Hall was established by a group of community citizens who came together in 1965 to plan and to raise funds to build a nursing home. Today Magnolia Hall is a 93-bed facility and offers a wide array of services to its residents and patients.