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Nestled in East Tennessee, we are located just 15 miles north of Knoxville, TN. Willow Ridge Center is located in Union County which includes the beautiful Norris Lake. At Willow Ridge Center, we have a very home-like environment. Our goal is to provide a welcoming and caring environment for you and your family. Open visiting hours enables family and friends to visit often, whether they want to join you for breakfast or an afternoon card game. You are also invited to customize your room with personal flourishes, from photos to small furniture. During the summer time we have a beautiful award winning vegetable garden that many of our patients and residents enjoy working in.
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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.
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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