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




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 or call (248) 386-0300.

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016.
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