Bradley County Commission honors BHRC

By AUTUMN HUGHES
Posted 5/17/18

Officials showed their appreciation for Bradley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center during Monday’s Bradley County Commission meeting. 

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Bradley County Commission honors BHRC

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Officials showed their appreciation for Bradley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center during this week's Bradley County Commission meeting. 

Commissioner Bill Winters said the facility is celebrating its 60th anniversary and gave BHRC officials the opportunity to share what is going on there.
“What they do is God’s work, as far as I’m concerned,” Winters said.

BHRC Administrator Scott Oliver said there are 287 “employees of the heart” and introduced 12 of those employees who represent 140 years of service to the center. Oliver said unlike most corporate skilled care facilities, BHRC has employees in their mid-80s who show up with a purpose to do their jobs and help others.

Oliver said BHRC is starting its 61st year and noted the 213-bed facility is owned by Bradley County. He added there are “three good facilities” in town and BHRC is not in competition with the others. Oliver said at one time there were 72 county-owned long-term care facilities in Tennessee and now there are four, one of which is BHRC.

In addition, BHRC is a Wound Care Center of Excellence and serves 16,800 meals a month. Oliver briefly reviewed the various departments and their operations, adding that students from nine area schools train at BHRC.
After Oliver’s comments, Dr. Lindsay L. Hathcock Jr., executive assistant to Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis, presented a proclamation declaring May 13-19, 2018, as Bradley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Appreciation Week.

The honor comes during National Skilled Care Nursing Week (formerly National Nursing Home Week).
According to the proclamation, “Since its founding in 1957, Bradley Healthcare & Rehabilitation has remained true to its vision of 'Where Progress Meets Tradition' for 61 years. With a rich heritage of service to the community, they combine state of the art equipment and facilities with a highly credentialed staff to ensure that residents will have access to the absolute finest quality of nursing staff.”
The proclamation also noted that “Many professionals are needed to provide the exceptional care that we have become accustomed to, and they always seems exemplify compassionate care as they remember that ‘the residents do not live in their workplace, but that they work in their home.’”


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According to the proclamation, “Since its founding in 1957, Bradley Healthcare & Rehabilitation has remained true to its vision of  'Where Progress Meets Tradition' for 61 years. With a rich heritage of service to the community, they combine state of the art equipment and facilities with a highly credentialed staff to ensure that residents will have access to the absolute finest quality of nursing staff.” 

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