Carespring Breaks Ground on $24M Transitional Care Center in Northern Kentucky
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Carespring Health Care Management broke ground on Monday, Feb. 18, on a new transitional care facility in Cold Spring, Ky. Governor Steve Beshear, State Representative Dennis Keene and Judge-Executive Steve Pendery attended the groundbreaking ceremony at 300 Plaza Drive, along with other elected officials and business representatives.
The $24 million project will deliver a 143-bed facility, the Coldspring Transitional Care Center, on seven acres just off the AA Highway and U.S. 27. The Coldspring Transitional Care Center will specialize in short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care, and will include both private rooms and shared suites.
The state-of-the-art complex will also house activity, dining and exercise facilities, as well as a Starbucks Coffee Shop. It is expected to open in the fall of 2014.
“We are very excited about this new facility. Carespring is recognized for providing excellent communities and care to our residents, and we will provide our Coldspring residents with an exemplary experience, “ said Barry Bortz, CEO of Carespring Health Care Management.
Carespring Health Care Management has been planning the project since 2008. Construction was delayed, however, due to the recession. When completed, the facility will employ 200 full-time workers.
With the opening of the Coldspring Transitional Care Center, Carespring, an independent, locally run assisted and independent living organization, will have 11 facilities in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. It already has two operating facilities in the Northern Kentucky area, in Erlanger and Fort Thomas. Both of them employ more than 400 people. The company also plans to develop a facility in Boone County in the near future.
Photo credits: Coldspring Transitional Care Center – Facebook.