Advancing Healthcare

Advancing Healthcare

In two weeks, the transformations and upgrades will be easy to spot.
Patients and staff at River Oaks and Monterey Care Centers will be moving across town to Advanced Rehab and Healthcare on Kemp.
"We're a 180 bed facility, so that gives us the opportunity to have 40 medical suites and 140 semi-private rooms," Mark Koch, the Business Development Specialist for AR&H, explained.
That means short term and long term rehabilitation patients have a room at the new facility.
The move of 120 patients will occur in the next few weeks. Advanced Healthcare Solutions has experience transferring patients in both Bowie and Vernon, and officials told us that the process will only take two days.
"The first day we'll transition River Oaks over, and then start Monterey Care Center," Koch said. "And then on day two we'll finish up at Monterey, and by the end of the second day, we should all be in here and a happy big family.
The Wichita Falls location has had numerous setbacks with construction, which have continued to delay the establishment's grand opening.
"When the process started, we had one contractor. During the middle of the project, we did switch contractors. That could have caused some of the delay, as well as the rains," Koch said.
The Wichita Falls location broke ground on April 3, 2013, before their center in Vernon broke ground. 
The Vernon location opened in April of last year. 
And though there's still some work left to be done, those delays are a thing of the past. 
Come October 19th, the beds will be occupied, and hallways, bustling.
Other care centers in Wichita Falls in the past have had elderly patients wander outside. Advanced Rehab and Healthcare has a feature called "Wanderguard," where doors automatically lock if a patient walks too close to them at night, and staff is sent a signal to come help the patient back to their room. All rooms also have personal bathrooms, a feature officials say will eliminate the need to walk down the hall to use the facilities. 
Advanced Rehab and Healthcare is holding an open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday at 4 p.m. where everyone can see the amenities the new center has to offer. 
Dave Caulfield, Newschannel 6