MASSILLON — A major renovation of the Meadow Wind Health Care Center has made room for a new dialysis center on the east side of town.
Recent building upgrades totaling approximately $1.5 million have been completed, paving the way for a six-bed dialysis center, which is part of the first phase of upgrades at Meadow Wind.
The center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday afternoon and an open house for the community, as well as an avenue for new, potential and existing patients.
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“This is the first time we’ve done renovations in over 20 years,” admissions director Joanne Barley said. “It’s really nice and a quality boost (for our establishment).”
In addition to the dialysis center, Meadow Wind, 300 23rd St. NE located just west of Home Depot, has transformed its main residential wing from single rooms to private suites, accommodating long-term clients. The dining and activity rooms were also upgraded during the building’s renovation, Barley said.
“The look is amazing. It’s very bright and clean,” she said.
As part of the renovation, the property has a new beauty salon and a therapeutic gym for its short and long term users.
Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry attended Wednesday’s event and called Meadow Wind’s new atmosphere “wonderful and professional.”
“They’ve done an incredible job for their (clientele),” the mayor said.
Dialyze Direct was introduced as a contract dialysis company in Meadow Wind. New equipment to be operated by the company was part of the site improvements.
Chesky Brown of Dialyze Direct said the goal of the partnership is to better serve customers with the latest equipment.
“We try to provide them with what they don’t have at home,” he said.
The next phase of renovation will include the transition of additional residential rooms to suites.
Find out more about Meadow Wind in the northeast of Massillon
Meadow Wind is home to between 70 and 90 customers at any given time, Barley said, noting that the number of staff at the facility is around 100.
Meadow Wind is a skilled nursing facility that serves short and long term clients or patients. Many are old. The facility offers alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation services, as well as speech therapy, respiratory therapy and physiotherapy services.
The Meadow Wind rehabilitation facility was purchased by Jacob Stern of California-based CCH Corp. in February. The establishment opened its doors in 1984.