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Dear Patients, Residents and Families
COVID-19 Second Booster Dose
The CDC recently released a recommendation for a second COVID-19 booster dose for certain persons. Specifically, a second mRNA booster dose could benefit people ages 50 years and older, as they are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. People ages 50 years and older may choose to receive a second booster dose, if it has been at least 4 months after the first booster. We recommend that appropriate residents receive their second booster dose. The COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) are available. Please let your physician or nurse know right away if you or your loved one would like to receive the second booster.
707 North Elm St, High Point, NC 27262-3917
Meridian 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. Meridian 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
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
- On-site Medical Director
- On-site Nurse Practitioner
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Bariatric specialties
- Colostomy care
- 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
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Interpreter services
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Fully air conditioned
- Individual climate control
- Activity room
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Cable Television
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pets Permitted
- Phone service
Alyssa Carter, LNHACenter Executive Director
Alyssa Carter is the Center Executive Director at Meridian Center. She comes to the center with over 20 years of healthcare experience with over 10 years as an Administrator. Alyssa recently moved to North Carolina from Ohio with her husband and two girls. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family exploring the great state of North Carolina.
Dr. Joel M. BlassMedical Director
Dr. Blass is the Medical Director for Genesis Meridian Center, NC with special training and skill in preventing, diagnosing, and treating physical and psychological conditions for patients and residents of all complexities. Joel M. Blass, MD performs medical history analysis, screenings, and non-surgical procedures to address a wide range of common medical conditions, focused on disease prevention and general maintenance of patients' whole health. Dr. Blass is bilingual in English and Spanish. He has a caring bedside manner and is safety conscience during this pandemic offering one-on-one education with staff and residents.
Brandy RudinNurse Practitioner
Brandy Rudin, Nurse Practitioner with Team Health, serves as one of our Medical Providers at Genesis Meridian Center, alongside Dr. Joel Blass, Medical Director. She received her Bachelor of Science (BSN) from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Master of Science (MSN) in Nurse Practitioner from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Brandy is Board Certified, Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In addition to her stellar educational accomplishments, she also brings over 20 years of experience to our residents and patients to provide the highest level of care.
Diane Hurry, RN, BSNCenter Nurse Executive
Diane started her nursing career in 2005 in the medical surgical nursing field in a hospital setting. She transitioned to long-term care nursing in 2013 with Genesis HealthCare. She has served in various leadership roles with Genesis including Unit Manager for long-term care units and rehab units. She also served and Assisted Director of Nursing and Care Transition Nurse Liaison. Diane graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She is a patient advocate with a mission to provide the highest level of care with compassion and dedication. She is committed to exemplifying the leadership qualities and professionalism to uphold the Genesis’s standards of Care. She enjoys adventure, traveling, exploring new places and trying new foods with her family.
Kimberlynn JohnsonDirector of Marketing and Admissions
Kim moved to North Carolina from Philadelphia to care for her parents. Kim joined Meridian Center as the Receptionist in April 2021 and has served as the Admissions Coordinator and now as the Admissions Director. She has a background in Case Management and has a passion for helping others. She enjoys charity work with the Gift of Life Foundation, writing, and spending time with her family and dog.
Marvin MagnoDirector of Rehabilitation
Marvin has been a Physical Therapist since 2000. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. Prior to moving to America from the Philippines, Marvin worked in an outpatient orthopedic institute: dealt with athletes, and worked in a home health setting. He has been working with the elderly population since 2007. Marvin is a husband and a father to three awesome kids, Heleina, Miguel and Mateo. Marvin likes staying at home with his family- either to play with his kids or watch TV/Movies. During his free time, Marvin enjoys playing basketball and doing yardwork.
Ms. Maggie was diagnosed with COVID-19 in July and admitted to our center to gain strength during her continued recovery. Ms. Maggie stated, "She wondered what would become of her life" as she relied on G-tube feedings, dependent on staff for activities of daily living, and only taking a few unsteady steps. When asked what kept her so determined, she spoke these words, "When you have a great family that pulls you through, they are your heart. I just knew I would do whatever it took to get back to my babies. I have never in my life been so sick or felt so bad but when you have so many people (family, therapist, nursing staff) that care, you will get better." Ms. Maggie gained her independence, bathing and dressing herself, meal prep, and walking distances greater than 200 feet with no assisted device. She thanked Meridian Staff as she walked out of the center to reunite with her family!
- Ms. Maggie P. (Short stay August 24th - September 15th).
“It’s the people here and how they cared for me that’s made me better and now I am going home.” Mr. Coleman admits that this recovery was difficult and painful and there were days he felt he could not physically get out of bed. “I was just so sore and bruised and cut all over.” he said. A motor vehicle accident left Mr. Coleman with several cuts and abrasions, a lacerated liver, bruises and a severely injured hand. The Meridian Center welcomed this patient after he made the decision to admit for therapy before returning home. Today Mr. Coleman is all smiles as he plans his return home. When asked what the key to his recovery was he said.. “Stay positive and treat people right. Everyone here is trying to help me and make me better just like they are with everyone else. Can’t take it out on them if you are in pain or hurting.” The smiles on the faces of the staff here show the warmness that fills our hearts as Mr. Coleman walks from the center to finish his recovery with his family. ~Toby Coleman (Short Stay 3/24/2021-4/1/2021)
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