NHC Smithville, a 120 bed skilled rehab center, recently announced key measures for year-end 2013 and plans for 2014.
For 2013, NHC completed a record 251 admissions. This number represents a sharp increase from two years ago when there were 137 admissions. NHC was also able to return 61% of patients’ home, a steady increase from 49% just two years ago. “We are honored to provide quality care to DeKalb County and the surrounding communities,” Administrator Clint Hall said. “Having nearly doubled the number of admissions in two years and increasing the number of patients returning home are true measures of being a rehab center of choice in the community. Our team of professionals works tirelessly to help our patients achieve their highest level of function and these numbers bear that out.”
NHC also made significant economic contributions to DeKalb County in the way of employment and tax revenue. NHC employs 125 skilled professionals and paid out over $3.6 million in wages in 2013. NHC contributed nearly $45,000 in city and county taxes and over $250,000 in state taxes in 2013. NHC also provided job training to 80 graduates of the Certified Nurse Assistant course and served as a clinical site rotation for Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse students at Motlow College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology. “We view our role in the local economy as very important,” Hall continued. “NHC is a responsible employer in our community and contributes to the quality of life in DeKalb County.”
Preparations are already underway for a successful 2014. Significant investment will be made in capital projects at NHC Smithville to improve the experience for our customers. “In addition to capital improvements, we look forward to improving some of our internal systems and streamlining our procedures so that our patients and families experience a seamless transition from hospital to NHC, then back home,” Hall said.
NHC Smithville offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care and accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, workers compensation, managed care, and private funds. The inpatient healthcare center offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to adults of all ages on a short-term and continuing care basis. NHC Smithville’s outpatient clinic offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy services. For more information about NHC Smithville, visit www.nhcsmithville.com or call (615) 597-4284.