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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 11, 2013
Buyers are being sought for the Franklin County-owned Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A consultant for the Franklin County Commissioners has identified about 10 private companies that could be interested in acquiring the nursing home, which could sell for an estimated $6.5 million to $9.3 million based on market values of similar facilities. Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Franklin Farm Lane has 186 beds in shared rooms and 223 employees.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 5, 2012
A patient at NMS Healthcare on Marsh Pike has been charged with second-degree rape after he allegedly assaulted an 89-year-old female patient at the nursing home Friday, according to Washington County District Court records. Lamont Patrick Stafford, 38, was being held Monday in the Washington County Detention Center on $100,000 bond, a jail spokeswoman said. Stafford also is charged with second- and third-degree sex offense and second-degree assault, according to court records. Deputy Timothy L. Atwell of the Washington County Sheriff's Office wrote in the statement of probable cause that he responded to NMS Healthcare at 14014 Marsh Pike on Friday for a reported sex offense and talked to Barbara Ellen Sweeney, the facility's nursing director.
NEWS
By LLOYD "PETE" WATERS | June 6, 2010
Have you been to a nursing home recently? Probably not, huh. That might be asking a lot of you. I know when you think about nursing homes, you might get a little depressed. You might begin thinking about that environment, all the suffering, pain and misery that lives there. The smells might be a little distracting, too. You might tell yourself that there are more pleasant things to do. However, if you can get by all your negative feelings, visiting a nursing home can be a noble adventure.
NEWS
February 26, 2006
Menno Haven CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Denny Hartman, Menno Haven director of Alzheimer's/Dementia, passed the national and state nursing home administrator exams in January. By passing the exams, he obtains a license as a nursing home administrator in Pennsylvania. Hartman has been employed by Menno Haven since February 1999. Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village BOONSBORO - Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village on Jan. 14 recognized more than 50 associates for their service and leadership during 2005.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 17, 2009
Martinsburg school closed Wednesday MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- An apparent electrical fire at a nursing home just outside Martinsburg forced the evacuation of more than 100 patients and staff who now are not expected to be able to return to the facility for three days, fire and emergency officials said. No one was injured in the fire at Heartland of Martinsburg at 209 Clover St., officials said. The fire in a electrical "cabinet" in a basement area was quickly extinguished, but not before smoke traveled into patient areas of the facility, according to Bedington Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Andrew DeHaven and Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth M. "Kenny" Lemaster Jr. More than a dozen of the patients were taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg because of their heightened need for medical services, such as oxygen.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 15, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners on Thursday announced their finalists from 10 proposals submitted by private skilled nursing providers looking to buy the county-owned Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Four firms made the short list, including Complete HealthCare Resources Inc., of Dresher, Pa.; Mid-Atlantic Health Care Acquisitions LLC, of Timonium, Md.; Nationwide Health Services LLC, of Brick, N.J.; and Transitions Healthcare LLC, of Sykesville, Md.  All four finalists operate skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania, according to a news release.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | March 6, 2000
ANNAPOLIS - Washington County veterans are disappointed that a decade-long quest to have their own nursing home in Hagerstown has been delayed once more. cont. from front page "As far as I'm concerned, all we get here in Western Maryland is the run-around," said Ray Linebaugh of the Washington County Joint Veterans Council. The council would like a veterans home to be built on state-owned land near the Western Maryland Hospital Center on Pennsylvania Avenue. Gov. Parris Glendening told local veterans in November 1998 that he would request a study.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2013
At least 12 groups are considering submitting proposals to buy the Franklin County-owned Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, county officials said Thursday. County officials have distributed packets to a dozen skilled nursing providers seeking information about the possible sale of the nursing home, according to Franklin County Commissioner David Keller. “At least two vendors have been in to tour the facility, and I believe a couple other tours are in the works,” Keller said Thursday.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners will tour nursing homes operated by Transitions Healthcare LLC and Mid-Atlantic Health Care Acquisitions LLC as they decide whether to accept one of the firm's proposals to buy Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. On Tuesday, the three commissioners chose the two companies as finalists from 10 proposals submitted to buy the county-owned skilled nursing center on Franklin Farm Lane. Officials said the sale price is expected to be between $10 million and $11.6 million.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 5, 2013
For most people, home means familiar faces, rooms filled with years of memories and a measure of control over one's life. But for many older adults, home is confined to four walls in an institutional setting, where you learn to navigate a wheelchair along crowded hallways, try to sleep through night checks and become attuned to the emotions and habits of fellow residents. Placing a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult decisions anyone will ever make. It's not always a choice.
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OBITUARIES
September 3, 2013
Phyllis C. Fuss Eakle, 88, a resident of Quincy Village and formerly of 516 Green St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the nursing home. There will be no public viewing. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.
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BUSINESS
September 1, 2013
Keystone Health CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Keystone Health recently earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with its national standards for health care quality and safety.  Keystone Health underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in May. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Keystone for compliance with standards of care, including infection prevention and control,...
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners will tour nursing homes operated by Transitions Healthcare LLC and Mid-Atlantic Health Care Acquisitions LLC as they decide whether to accept one of the firm's proposals to buy Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. On Tuesday, the three commissioners chose the two companies as finalists from 10 proposals submitted to buy the county-owned skilled nursing center on Franklin Farm Lane. Officials said the sale price is expected to be between $10 million and $11.6 million.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 15, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners on Thursday announced their finalists from 10 proposals submitted by private skilled nursing providers looking to buy the county-owned Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Four firms made the short list, including Complete HealthCare Resources Inc., of Dresher, Pa.; Mid-Atlantic Health Care Acquisitions LLC, of Timonium, Md.; Nationwide Health Services LLC, of Brick, N.J.; and Transitions Healthcare LLC, of Sykesville, Md.  All four finalists operate skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania, according to a news release.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2013
At least 12 groups are considering submitting proposals to buy the Franklin County-owned Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, county officials said Thursday. County officials have distributed packets to a dozen skilled nursing providers seeking information about the possible sale of the nursing home, according to Franklin County Commissioner David Keller. “At least two vendors have been in to tour the facility, and I believe a couple other tours are in the works,” Keller said Thursday.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 20, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to offer Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for sale after listening to additional public comment on the issue. The three commissioners are expected to issue request-for-proposals documents to potential buyers of the county-owned nursing home on Franklin Farm Lane. The potential buyers will have four to five weeks to submit proposals for the 186-bed facility. The commissioners said they are not obligated to sell to the highest bidder, and can visit the buyers' existing facilities and evaluate their backgrounds.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 11, 2013
Buyers are being sought for the Franklin County-owned Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A consultant for the Franklin County Commissioners has identified about 10 private companies that could be interested in acquiring the nursing home, which could sell for an estimated $6.5 million to $9.3 million based on market values of similar facilities. Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Franklin Farm Lane has 186 beds in shared rooms and 223 employees.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 9, 2013
Approximately 15 to 20 patients and employees were evacuated from a section of Reeders Memorial Home on Sunday morning after an electrical short in a light fixture set off the sprinkler system, Boonsboro Fire Capt. Tommy Arnold said. No one was injured, Arnold said. Emergency services officials said the incident was reported at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the nursing home, which is at 141 S. Main Street in Boonsboro. The electrical short occurred in a light fixture in a residential patient room on the second floor, Arnold said.
OBITUARIES
May 29, 2013
Theodore A. "Ted" Black, 74, a resident of the Village of Laurel Run in Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of Cascade, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at the nursing home. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where a Masonic funeral will be held at 7:30 p.m. by members of Acacia Lodge 155. The service will be Wednesday, June 12, at 1 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. Burial will follow at Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 5, 2013
For most people, home means familiar faces, rooms filled with years of memories and a measure of control over one's life. But for many older adults, home is confined to four walls in an institutional setting, where you learn to navigate a wheelchair along crowded hallways, try to sleep through night checks and become attuned to the emotions and habits of fellow residents. Placing a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult decisions anyone will ever make. It's not always a choice.
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