Ciena Healthcare Announces Opening of Bud Skutt Rehabilitation Wing at Brittany Manor

CIENA HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES OPENING OF

BUD SKUTT REHABILITATION WING AT

BRITTANY MANOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Jan. 7, 2016 – Ciena Healthcare, a leading manager and operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Michigan, announces the grand opening of its new $4.2 million Bud Skutt Rehabilitation Wing at the Brittany Manor Skilled Nursing Facility in Midland, Mich.  The announcement was made by Ciena Healthcare President Mohammad Qazi.

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, Ciena Healthcare staff will be joined by dozens of guests, including dignitaries from the city, county and state, at an invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony and formal remarks by Mr. Qazi at 5 p.m. In attendance also will be Midland resident Bud Skutt, Brittany Manor’s long-standing Director of Maintenance, for which the new wing has been named.

“I am sincerely honored and humbled by this recognition from Ciena Healthcare,” said Skutt, who has no plans on retiring from Brittany Manor any time soon. “My mother would be extremely proud of my accomplishments and the fact my name will live on through this rehabilitation wing.”

The grand opening event also will feature tours of the new wing beginning at 4 p.m. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served until 7 p.m.

The Bud Skutt Rehabilitation Wing includes 24 private deluxe suites, two bariatric private suites and 4 semi-private suites for a total of 34 beds. The spacious rehab room includes space for both physical and occupational therapy, and large windows offer scenic views for resident relaxation and rejuvenation. The 24,000 square foot addition also includes an ample lobby, activity and dining space with cathedral ceiling and large windows, a library with fireplace, courtyard with walkaways and seating areas around lush landscaping, among other amenities in the addition. The rehab wing contains a 100-percent sprinkler system and an emergency power generator for the safety and security of staff and residents.

Through its resident-centered programs and therapeutic advances in physical and occupational therapy, and speech pathology, Brittany Manor is dedicated to improving patients’ mobility and function, allowing them to return home in a timely manner.

“Brittany Manor continues the Ciena Healthcare tradition of putting residents needs first to shorten the gap between hospital care and returning home,” said Qazi. “Named after a man who personifies excellence and has cared for our facility for more than 40 years, the new wing will provide state-of-the-art therapy delivered by a dedicated and professional staff who is committed to delivering the best quality care and making residents feel at home. We are proud to honor Bud Skutt as part of this expansion.”

Serving mid-Michigan on ten rolling acres just a mile inside the beautiful, historic city of Midland, Brittany Manor offers short-term and long-term skilled nursing care, respite care, comprehensive rehab services, a fine dining program and high quality of life in a comfortable environment. To meet the medical needs of the residents, Brittany Manor care is provided under the direction of a board certified physician. Other services include 24-hour skilled nursing care, wound care management, dietary and nutritional counseling, pain management, recreational therapy, and dental, vision, podiatry and psychiatry services.

 About Ciena Healthcare

With nearly 4,000 licensed beds, the thirty-six nursing communities managed by Ciena Healthcare comprise the largest privately owned operators of skilled nursing and rehabilitation in Michigan. Two Ciena-managed communities are located in Connecticut. Founded in 1998 by Mohammad Qazi, Ciena Healthcare Management communities offer a holistic approach to patient care, fully committed to residents’ needs and well being while also promoting their independence. Ciena’s vision is to be the industry leader by offering new perspectives and innovations and adhering to quality standards that not only exceed regulatory compliance but also achieve excellence. For more information visit www.cienahealthcare.com or call (248) 386-0300.


St. Anthony Healthcare Center’s Randa Hartlieb Receives Health Care Association of Michigan’s “Hero of Healthcare” award

St. Anthony Healthcare Center’s Randa Hartlieb Receives

Health Care Association of Michigan’s “Hero of Healthcare” award

WARREN, Mich. – Sept. 30, 2015 – St. Anthony Healthcare Center, a Ciena Healthcare skilled nursing center in Warren, is home to this year’s Hero of Healthcare award recipient, Randa Hartlieb. Given by the Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM), this award honors an individual who is an inspiration to the people they work with and the residents they serve.

A resident of Warren and owner of Randa’s Cutting Edge for the past 28 years, Hartlieb is the hairdresser for the center’s short- and long-term residents. While not a dietitian or medical professional, like the professional staff at St. Anthony, she provides an essential service to residents, sometimes even free of charge to residents who cannot afford to get their hair done. She has been known to stay late to ensure residents have a fresh haircut and wash and sets, and are feeling good for holidays. Her kindness extends beyond St. Anthony’s salon. This past Christmas, Hartlieb prepared and served a homemade meal for one of the residents who usually spends the holiday alone, and joined her for the meal prior to attending her own family Christmas.

“The St. Anthony team is proud to work side-by-side with such a wonderful and dedicated individual,” said Erin Ledington, administrator, St. Anthony Healthcare Center. “Randa doesn’t just cut hair. She provides our residents’ comfort and compassion when they need it most. She goes the extra mile each to soothe their souls and lift their spirits, as well as looking their best.”

Hartlieb was recognized at an awards luncheon Sept. 15 during HCAM’s annual convention, held this year in Detroit.

“I am honored to receive this award and recognition,” said Hartlieb. “I truly enjoy spending time with the residents at St. Anthony. I give from the heart, that’s what I do.”

The Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM) is the premier professional association representing nursing and rehabilitation communities. HCAM represents approximately 300 facilities including for and not for profit, county medical care and hospital-based providers. For more information, please visit www.hcam.org.

About Ciena Healthcare

With nearly 4,000 licensed beds, the thirty-six nursing communities managed by Ciena Healthcare comprise the largest privately owned operators of skilled nursing and rehabilitation in Michigan.  Two Ciena managed communities are located in Connecticut.  Founded in 1998 by Mohammad Qazi, Ciena Healthcare Management communities offer a holistic approach to patient care, fully committed to residents’ needs and well being while also promoting their independence.  Ciena’s vision is to be the industry leader by offering new perspectives and innovations and adhering to quality standards that not only exceed regulatory compliance but also achieve excellence.  For more information visit www.cienahealthcare.com or call (248) 386-0300.


Regency at Shelby Township Hosts Open House and Ribbon Cutting

CIENA HEALTHCARE OPENS NEW SKILLED NURSING AND SHORT-TERM REHABILITATION CENTER IN SHELBY TOWNSHIP

Multi-Million Dollar Investment “Regency at Shelby Township” Features Private Suites and Job Creation at Historic Location

 SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – August 4, 2015 – Ciena Healthcare, a leading manager and operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Michigan and Connecticut, celebrated the grand opening of its newest skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Shelby Township. The 116-bed facility, “Regency at Shelby Township” located at 7401 22 Mile Rd., is an innovative center with a licensed and certified team of professionals offering person-centered care in a comfortable setting with state of the art rehabilitation gym to bridge the gap between hospital and home.

Dignitaries at the ribbon cutting ceremony included Shelby Township Supervisor Richard Stathakis, State Representative Jeff Farrington, State Senator Phil Pavlov and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Located on one of the sandpits of the historic Packard Proving Grounds, Regency at Shelby Township is the third Ciena Healthcare center in Macomb County. Built at a cost of more than $10 million, Regency at Shelby Township will create more than 150 full-time, part-time and contingent jobs. Through its person centered programs and therapeutic advances in physical and occupational therapy, and speech and language pathology, Regency at Shelby Township is dedicated to improving patients mobility and function, allowing them to return home in a timely manner.

“Regency at Shelby Township continues the Ciena Healthcare tradition of putting residents needs first to shorten the gap between hospital care and returning home,” said Mohammad Qazi, President, Ciena Healthcare. “The center’s dedicated and professional staff is committed to delivering the best quality care, and making residents feel at home and a part of a vibrant community.”

Regency at Shelby Township, located on six acres, includes 60 private suites and 28 semi-private suites with individual showers, complementary television, phone, and Internet service, 24 hour room service, rejuvenating spa, full service salon with massage room, manicure and pedicure services, spacious dining room and common areas throughout. Understanding that one’s recovery encompasses the entire body, all rooms in the center offer scenic views for resident relaxation and rejuvenation. Lush courtyards and an outdoor patio also offer residents a calm escape to unwind and reflect.

An executive sous-chef and culinary team created a restaurant-style dining experience where guests can eat when they choose, similar to that of an upscale restaurant. In the main dining room, The Packard Lounge – named after the Packard Proving Grounds – residents will enjoy a selection of food options that vary daily. Also, 24-hour room service is available to accommodate guests’ requests.

To meet the medical needs of the residents, Regency at Shelby Township offers a range of comprehensive therapy and nursing care under the direction of a board certified physician. Skilled services include, 24-hour nursing care, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Wound Care and Pain Management, and IV therapy. Therapy is available 7 days a week in the state-of the art therapy gym.

“We welcome Ciena Healthcare’s Regency at Shelby Township to our community,” said Richard Stathakis, Supervisor, Shelby Township.  “Providing high quality care for both short- and long-term residents is a great asset to our area, along with employment opportunities with a stable, Michigan-based company.”

“We are very excited to bring such a beautiful facility with the very latest in medical care to this area,” said Rebecca Maze, Administrator, Regency at Shelby Township. “As a proud resident of Shelby Township myself, I look forward to helping our residents stay connected to the community they know and love.”

The new Regency at Shelby Township is located on one of the sandpits that back the historic Packard Proving Grounds.  In the 1920s, the Packard Proving Grounds were used to test Packard automobiles and aircraft engines. In 1929, famed aviator Charles Lindbergh visited the grounds to test a Packard powered airplane. During World War II, Chrysler leased the location to test tanks and other armored vehicles. Guests will be able to experience the history of the Packard Proving Grounds with historic replicas throughout the halls of the center.  

“Skilled nursing facilities like Regency at Shelby Township are an integral part of reducing hospital readmissions as mandated by the Affordable Care Act,” added Qazi.  “Regency at Shelby Township will provide care to residents requiring additional therapy and recovery time before returning home.”

About Ciena Healthcare

With nearly 4,000 licensed beds, the thirty-six nursing communities managed by Ciena Healthcare comprise the largest privately owned operators of skilled nursing and rehabilitation in Michigan. Two Ciena-managed communities are located in Connecticut. Founded in 1998 by Mohammad Qazi, Ciena Healthcare Management communities offer a holistic approach to patient care, fully committed to residents’ needs and well being while also promoting their independence. Ciena’s vision is to be the industry leader by offering new perspectives and innovations and adhering to quality standards that not only exceed regulatory compliance but also achieve excellence. For more information visit www.cienahealthcare.com or call (248) 386-0300.


Regency at Shelby Township to Hold Job Fair July 8th

REGENCY AT SHELBY TOWNSHIP TO HOLD JOB FAIR JULY 8

Soon-to-open skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation center seeks to fill 150 positions

WHAT:       Ciena Healthcare, a leading manager and operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Michigan and Connecticut, is seeking to hire skilled individuals for various positions available at Regency of Shelby Township, its newest short-term rehabilitation center opening this summer.

On Wednesday, July 8, Ciena Healthcare will hold a job fair from 1 to 5 p.m. Approximately 150 full-time, part-time and contingent staff positions are expected to be filled in areas of nursing, administrative, housekeeping, dietary, maintenance and more.

Candidates looking for a career in the health care field are asked to bring copies of their resumes and be prepared for on-site interviews. Each applicant will have the opportunity to apply for jobs onsite.

Once opened, Regency at Shelby Township will offer a range of amenities and person-centered programs. It will feature private, semi-private and bariatric suites for patients, all in a state-of-the-art center with a comfortable setting to bridge the gap between hospital and home for residents.

WHEN:       1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 8

WHERE:     Regency at Shelby Township

                   7401 22 Mile Rd.

Shelby Township, MI 48317

Media

Contact:      For more information or to arrange media coverage please contact Glenn Oswald or Natalie Stavale of Marx Layne & Company at (248) 855-6777 – office or (313) 418-1635 – Glenn’s cell.


CIENA HEALTHCARE NAMES BRADLEY KIMELMAN AS EXECUTIVE CHEF AT NOTTING HILL OF WEST BLOOMFIELD

CIENA HEALTHCARE NAMES BRADLEY KIMELMAN AS EXECUTIVE CHEF AT NOTTING HILL OF WEST BLOOMFIELD

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – March 23, 2015 – Ciena Healthcare, a leading manager and operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Michigan and Connecticut, today announced the appointment of Bradley Kimelman as Executive Chef at Notting Hill of West Bloomfield. In this position, Chef Kimelman is responsible for culinary operations at Notting Hill, incorporating healthy dietary choices and providing fresh food options. The announcement was made by Kristine Halsey, COO, Ciena Healthcare.

Chef Kimelman brings decades of experience to his new position. He joins Notting Hill after serving as the executive chef at Macaroni Grill in Livonia. Prior to that, Kimelman traveled the southwest where he developed his passion for working with a wide range of ingredients, before returning back to Michigan to open his own restaurants, Sweetwaters Bistro, in Keego Harbor and Hashbrowns in West Bloomfield. Following the opening of his restaurants, Chef Kimelman became the manager at Alban’s Restaurant in Birmingham and was the executive chef at Renaissance in Detroit. Chef Kimelman received a culinary degree from Oakland Community College and went on to study at the Culinary Institute of America.

“I was born and raised in the West Bloomfield area and this is my way of ‘giving back’ to the community,” said Chef Kimelman. “I want the residents to feel at home during their recovery. My goal is to provide the residents of Notting Hill with an exquisite dining experience that highlights creative dishes that will leave them happy, nourished and well-fed during their stay.”

Chef Kimelman oversees a kitchen staff of 30 at Notting Hill, which offers its residents two seatings for lunch and dinner. Sample menu items include a fattoush salad, Italian-style grilled chicken with a sundried tomato pesto sauce, and forest mushroom polenta with toasted pine nuts. To accommodate individual tastes and preferences of the residents, Chef Kimelman works closely with Notting Hill’s dietitians to feature a new menu each week as well as made-to-order meals, such as omelets and burgers. Kimelman currently is conceptualizing a 24/7 limited menu to the center in order to meet residents’ lifestyle and comfort expectations.

“We are honored to welcome Chef Kimelman to Notting Hill,” said Carrie Beaulieu, administrator at Notting Hill of West Bloomfield. “With his wealth of culinary experience, Chef Kimelman’s knowledge and skill set is a great asset to our facility. His dedication for catering to the dietary needs of residents while refusing to sacrifice quality by using fresh, high quality ingredients has already made a lasting impression.”

About Ciena Healthcare
With nearly 4,000 licensed beds, the thirty-six nursing communities managed by Ciena Healthcare comprise the largest privately owned operators of skilled nursing and rehabilitation in Michigan. Five Ciena managed communities are located in Connecticut. Founded in 1998 by Mohammad Qazi, Ciena Healthcare Management communities offer a holistic approach to patient care, fully committed to residents’ needs and well being while also promoting their independence. Ciena’s vision is to be the industry leader by offering new perspectives and innovations and adhering to quality standards that not only exceed regulatory compliance but also achieve excellence. For more information visit www.cienahealthcare.com or call (248) 386-0300.


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