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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.
Mountain View Center
9 Haywood Avenue, Rutland, VT 05701
Mountain View Center is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care services. We also offer specialized cardiac management services. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Mountain View Center is an American Health Care Association (AHCA) Silver Quality Award winner, Patriot's Award Winner and Gold Star Employer. We also received 2020 recognition for the AHCA Quality Improvement Initiative improving in all four quality tiers.
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- On-site Medical Director
- On-site Nurse Practitioner
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Personal care
- Podiatry care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Heparin therapy
- Medication management
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Coordinated transportation
- Recreation activities
- Rehabilitation Services 7 days per week, 7AM-7PM
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Fully air conditioned
- Activity room
- Wellness center
- Wellness programs
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Scenic views
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Café with always available menu options
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Country kitchen
- Dining Room
- Private dining rooms for family gatherings
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Computer with internet access
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Wireless Internet
- Smoke free environment
- Secure Care System for patients with cognitive deficits
Amy Russell, BSN, RNCenter Executive Director
Amy began her career at Genesis HealthCare February 2012 as the Nurse Manager on the Transitional Care Unit. Amy was the Director of Nursing at Mountain View Center from 2013-2016. Amy was promoted to Assistant Executive Director in May 2016. She completed the Administrator in training program and became a licensed Administrator in December 2016. Amy has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Utica College. She has experience in various roles including medical/surgical, education and long term care. In 2012, Amy was the recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her work with Global Brigades leading nursing professionals and nursing students on medical brigades to Honduras.
Dr. Rachel BruceMedical Director
Dr. Bruce specializes in internal medicine, geriatrics, pulmonology and end-of-life care, she was most recently a hospitalists at Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC). Dr. Bruce is a graduate of the State University of New York College of Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Pulmonary Medicine Board. During her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, skiing and swimming with her family. In light of the potential harm the pandemic poses for nursing home residents in particular, Dr. Bruce is vigilant in ensuring the safety and health of Genesis Healthcare’s patients. She stands behind the initiatives and processes Genesis has put in place and says, Safety is our top priority! If you would like to speak with me, please contact the Center at 802-775-0007.
Andrew MinichielloCenter Nurse Executive
Andrew has held various positions within the company, including Nurse Practice Educator. He has also worked on the Medical-Surgical and Telemetry units of an acute care hospital. In his current role as Center Nurse Executive, he strives to follow a servant leadership model. He enjoys developing managers and nurses into leaders and stresses the importance of teaming in an effort to achieve goals. In May 2014, Andrew received a Remarkable Nurse Award, in recognition of his nursing spirit and commitment. Andrew graduated from Vermont Technical College School of Nursing in 2010, where he received the Amy Glazier Award, presented annually to the student who demonstrates the greatest growth and development.
Christine KamudaDirector of Admissions
Christine graduated from University of Massachusetts-Amherst, with a BS in Exercise Science and the University of Central Florida, with an MS in Health Services Administration. Before moving to Vermont, she worked as the Director of Wellness at a senior living community in Mount Dora, FL. There, she focused on post-rehab and fitness programming for skilled-nursing, assisted-living, and independent-living residents. Christine joined the Mountain View Center team in February 2020, and is dedicated to making sure that each patient and resident admitted to Mountain View Center has a positive and healing experience. Christine believes in an open- door policy, so residents, patients, and family members always feel welcome and able to communicate.
Rhonda BatesDirector of Rehabilitation Services
Rhonda graduated from Castleton State College in 1992 with a BA in Foreign Language. Two years later she went on to New Hampshire Technical College and graduated in 1996 with Associate’s Degrees in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. Her first years of experience were a mix of outpatient rehab, aquatic therapy and pediatrics. Rhonda then moved into the SNF setting for 3.5 years. Upon having her first son, she stepped away from the field of rehab to join her husband running their own business and working in office management roles. In February 2014 Rhonda joined the rehab team at MVC as a PTA and in 2017 she started her role at Director of Rehabilitation. Rhonda and the rehab team offer rehab services here at MVC 7 days a week and strive to maximize independence for all their patients.
Tremendous help from staff
Mr. Teriele had a prolonged hospital stay after being admitted for an aortic aneurysm. Before going to the hospital he was very active, working daily on his family’s farm, even at 84. During his hospital stay, he required multiple surgeries and a long stay in the ICU due to the complexity of his medical issues. When he arrived at Mountain View, he was not well, and required assistance with many daily activities. However, farmers are known for their fortitude, and John was no different, he was determined to get back on his feet.
Through many weeks of hard work from him, and dedication from the treatment team, and his loving family, John was able to walk out of the center he was wheeled in to. The amount of progress that John made in just a short while was absolutely remarkable, and even though he may not be out on the tractor cutting hay right away, he will surely be able to regain a sense of normalcy. On the day of his discharge, John was beaming ear to ear, “These people have helped me tremendously, and I can’t thank them enough!
An absolute wonderful place
One of the most challenging decisions our family had to make was to move a loved one into a full-time facility. Shortly after doing so, we realized that Genesis Mountain View was an absolutely wonderful place. The care is phenomenal, the communication is transparent and the genuine concern for all of us is real. The staff has treated us like family and working with Andrew, Christine, and others has been exceptional. If you are faced with the same tough decision, give Genesis Mountain View a try. We are glad we did!
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