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Wynfield Park buys Albany Health Care

Albany Health Care has recently been purchased and named Wynfield Park Health & Rehabilitation. The skilled nursing center offers both short-term and long-term therapies.

Albany Health Care has recently been purchased and named Wynfield Park Health & Rehabilitation. The skilled nursing center offers both short-term and long-term therapies.

ALBANY — The well-known nursing center Albany Health Care was recently purchased and is now known as Wynfield Park Health & Rehabilitation.

Lynne Palmer King, vice president of community relations, Community Health Foundation, an associated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, called the Wynfield Park facility a “skilled nursing center” offering both short-term and long-term care.

“Already, our rehabilitation programs are serving the community of Albany and surrounding areas,” King said. “Patients at Wynfield Park will find a warm and comforting atmosphere as they are encouraged to achieve and maintain their highest individual levels of functioning.”

According to King, therapies offered at Wynfield Park include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech/language pathology. King said an example of short-term therapy might be the period of time working with a knee-replacement patient until the patient could function well on his or her own, where speech therapy could be considered longer-term. In addition, she said very few rehabilitation centers offer individualized therapies to the same degree as Wynfield.

“Almost every other facility tends to place patients in groups for their treatments,” King said. “Wynfield is more individual and more intensive. At the same time, we encourage our professionals to get to know the patients, to maintain their right level of functionality,”

Staff and management of Wynfield Park are provided by Ethica Health Care Systems, which manages a number of other health care facilities in the region, including Lee County Health & Rehabilitation in Leesburg and Lillian G. Carter Health & Rehabilitation in Plains.

Currently, Joe Waters of Ethica Health Care Systems is the interim administrator of Wynfield Park, according to King.

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whattheheck 2 years, 1 month ago

Albany Health Care sold out to Dougherty County Holdings LLC who immediately transferred the property to the Development Authority of Dougherty County who became the owner about 1-3-12 and is still owner in court records.

There are some big questions in my wee little mind on this one: Are we in the nursing home business these days? Or, are we on the hook until someone else shows up to take it over. Or, does someone else really own it and if so who is it?? It would help if the Herald could clarify this one.

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benh1936 2 years, 1 month ago

The county owns a nursing home?

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whattheheck 2 years, 1 month ago

What you see on the clerk of court property transaction records indicates that--hence the series of questions above.

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