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‘Under Roof’ Ceremony Held to Celebrate Construction Progress

Gambrills, MD -- (June 25, 2013) – Genesis HealthCare, one of the leading providers of short-term, post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing services in the United States, today held an “Under Roof” ceremony to celebrate construction progress at the site of its newest center, Waugh Chapel Center.  Senator Ed Reilly joined Genesis HealthCare executives and center management to celebrate the county’s newest healthcare service option.

The new Waugh Chapel Center is a 110-bed skilled nursing center located at 1219 Waugh Chapel Road in Gambrills, Maryland.  The 73,869 square foot building will feature a combination of faux stone and trowel stucco finishes when complete.  Burris Construction is the developer.  It is expected to be complete in November 2013.

Waugh Chapel Center will offer a 54-bed short-term transitional care unit (TCU) across three wings.  Each wing will offer private and semi-private rooms, separate dining rooms, intimate lounges and two solariums.  The transitional care unit is designed for those patients who will come to Waugh Chapel Center following a hospital stay for surgery, injury or illness but require additional rehabilitation therapy before returning home.  Patients will benefit from state-of-the-art equipment in the new 3,700 square foot therapy gym.

“We are excited to be able to offer a brand new Genesis HealthCare center to Anne Arundel County residents,” shares Dave Almquist, Executive Vice President/President of East Division.  “This center incorporates features based on direct feedback from our past patients.  For example, our TCU offers more private rooms than any other center in the county and each private room includes a private shower.  In addition, professional chefs in the cafes offer patients a restaurant-quality dining experience for the duration of their stay with us.”

In addition, Waugh Chapel Center will offer long-term care services in a separate wing of the building.  This wing will also include private and semi-private rooms, a separate dining area, intimate lounges and two solariums.

Waugh Chapel Center is a replacement center for Knollwood Center, a Genesis HealthCare skilled nursing center located on Cecil Avenue in Millersville, Maryland.  Knollwood Center patients and residents will move to Waugh Chapel Center after the official opening in late 2013.


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