Nursing home residents find new home at Pender Memorial

October 23, 2006
Burgaw – Over the past week, Pender Memorial Hospital has accepted 15 extra special patients into its Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) in order to assist a neighboring long-term care facility in need.

After the Brian Center of Wallace sustained flood damage from Tropical Storm Ernesto earlier this month, the Center had to find new homes with skilled nursing care for all of its residents. Pender Memorial agreed to accept as many patients as there were beds available so these residents could stay close to their families in Wallace. Pender Memorial Hospital is approximately 10 miles from the Wallace community.

The 43-bed Skilled Nursing Facility, located on the second floor of Pender Memorial, offers a comfortable, safe, caring environment as well as 24-hour access to all the clinical services of the hospital.

“We’re just like a nursing home, but on top of a full-service hospital,” said Kim Jones, SNF Manager. “That means that there’s a primary care physician in-house on a daily basis. There’s an Emergency Department staffed with specialty-trained emergency physicians available 24-hours-a-day. Plus there’s in-house radiology, pharmacy, lab services and physical therapy.”

“We provide exceptional care to the residents in our Skilled Nursing Facility as evidenced by the fact that our SNF is one of the top-rated in the region,” said Matt Mendez, administrator of Pender Memorial Hospital.

Pender Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, is a not-for-profit, community hospital serving all of Pender County and the surrounding areas since 1951. If you would like more information about the Skilled Nursing Facility at Pender Memorial Hospital, please call 910.259.5451 ext 207.

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