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GCH Celebrates Partnership During Open House

Date: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 10:00 AM

Garden City Hospital has partnered with Marycrest Heights, a 60 unit luxury retirement community in Livonia, and United Home Health Services to provide on-site physical therapy, as well as physician and home care services. This partnership will offer seniors convenience and the ability to age safely in their home environment. A kick-off celebration was held during Marycrest’s St. Patrick’s Day Open House Celebration on March 15.

Approximately 100 residents, families, staff, and potential residents attended the festivities which included Irish music, food, beverages, and dancing. Jim Butler, Marycrest Administrator and President, addressed the crowd and recited an Irish prayer. Gary Ley, President and CEO of Garden City Hospital, lightly joked with the festive crowd and discussed Garden City Hospital’s partnership with the community, while Penny Rhein, President of United Home Health Services and Narendra Kumar, Director of Rehab Therapies at Garden City Hospital, explained how their services will benefit the residents of Marycrest and the community. The celebration ended with tours of the facility.

“Our mutual mission is to provide seniors with the best living environment and quality of life possible. Garden City Hospital’s and United Home Health Services’ history in the community and commitment to serving seniors is a perfect fit for our Marycrest Heights residents. We are excited about this partnership because it will really provide our residents with a full range of services right in their own home,” noted Jim Reuschlein, Manager at Marycrest Heights.

Services include on-site physical and occupational therapy, physician and home care services including skilled nursing, personal care, housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, grocery shopping, medication reminders and management, transportation, and errands as well as senior wellness programs.

“We are honored to be partnered with such a wonderful organization like Marycrest Heights. Our philosophy regarding serving senior citizens blends so well with Marycrest’s mission and vision of how senior care ought to be provided,” noted Penny Rhein.

For more information about Marycrest Heights, call 734-838-6240 or visit www.marycrestheights.org.