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Dear Family and Friends,
We understand the huge toll that separation has taken on our residents and families. We are excited to announce that our Genesis-affiliated Centers will now allow indoor visitation at all times and for all residents (regardless of vaccination status), with the exception of the three scenarios listed below. CMS, the federal agency that regulates nursing centers, has updated its visitation guidance due to high resident vaccination rates and a drop in COVID-19 cases around the country. read more
Willow Ridge Center is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Our staff is dedicated to serving the medical and rehabilitation needs of individuals recovering from illness or injury. Willow Ridge Center is an AHCA Bronze Quality Award Winner!
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Dementia care
- Dental care
- Personal care
- Pet therapy
- Podiatry care
- Psychiatric services
- Vision care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Medication management
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Fully air conditioned
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Scenic views
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Dining Room
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
Thomas "Kevin" BrownCenter Executive Director
Kevin began his career in 1998 as a Physical Therapist Assistant working 18 years in Nursing Homes and Home Health. During his time as a Physical Therapist Assistant, he received a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and became a Nursing Home Administrator in 2016. He is an East Tennessee native and lived in the area all his life. He married his high school sweetheart and has been married for 21 years with two boys and one girl. His children are involved in college and high school band so they are spending most of their time with band activities. He would love to meet you so feel free to stop by anytime here at Willow Ridge.
Nancy WitherspoonMedical Director
Dr. Witherspoon is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia PA. She has been practicing Family Medicine for the past 17 years in East Tennessee. She has worked in long term care for the past 8 years. In keeping Willow Ridge residents and staff protected during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Witherspoon reminds the staff of the importance of wearing full PPE at all times, screening employees at the point of entry, hand washing and social distancing among many other things that help keep our residents safe.
Briana ViensNurse Practitioner
Briana has worked for Genesis Physician Services since June 2016. She started her career in healthcare in 2009 after obtaining her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from West Chester University. As a nurse she worked in the emergency room for 7 years. Briana obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University in NJ. As a nurse practitioner she has worked in the urgent care setting as well as in the Post Acute and Long Term Care field. Briana’s role at Willow Ridge includes providing primary and urgent care services to nursing center residents in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. Briana is passionate about giving the best care to her patients and ensuring that they have a wonderful quality of life. She is currently pursuing certification in Palliative and Hospice care as well as Wound Care. She relocated to Tennessee from New Jersey in October 2020. She lives at home with her husband, two boys, and three cats. Some of her favorite things include reading, the beach, and spending time with her family.
Sharon OverholtCenter Nurse Executive
Sharon started her career with Health Occupation in high school where she got her CNA certification and continued to work with Claiborne County Hospital and Nursing Home. In 1994, she began her career in long-term care as a staff nurse in a 50-bed facility after graduating from Lincoln Memorial University with an associate degree in nursing. In 1999, became a staff nurse at Willow Ridge Center. She became the Patient Care Coordinator in April 2005, and then became the Director of Nursing (CNE) January 11, 2008. Sharon is married with 4 children and 2 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family and watching her boys race on dirt tracks.
Loretta RayfieldDirector of Admissions
My name is Loretta Haggard Rayfield I am the new Director of Marketing and Admissions at Willow Ridge Center here in Maynardville. I have a background of 32 years working in Healthcare in a variety of roles from LPN to Intake and Marketing. I was born and raised in Halls and graduated from Halls High School in 1986. I moved to South Carolina for 15 years but moved back home to Tennessee in 2015. I have lived in Halls since moving back home. I have one daughter who lives with her husband in Knoxville, TN. I would love to show you around the facility here at Willow Ridge, stop by for a tour or call for more information on the services that we have available.
Scott TaylorDirector of Rehabilitation
Scott began his career as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Kindred Healthcare. He became the therapy program manager in 2012, and came to Willow Ridge in that role in 2015, and made a name for himself quickly with Genesis HealthCare by being awarded the 2016 Rookie of the Year for his successful program here at Willow Ridge. He is happily married and has two adorable children. Scott is a University of Kentucky fan, so the residents often make a point of singing Rocky Top right outside of the therapy gym.
My mother is currently a resident of Willow Ridge. She's been there since July. We are amazed at the professional but kind and compassionate staff. In the midst of covid... they have went above and beyond to protect our momma.
As hard as covid has made this they have been understanding of our feelings and tried very hard to keep us informed. Not once have I talked to anybody there that they haven't been super nice and helpful. We are very pleased with all their efforts and very thankful that mom is safe and happy. Would definitely recommend this facility!
- Marcia H. (google review)
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