Groundbreaking ceremony to be held in Cold Spring for new health care facility

Facility expects to create 200 new jobs

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COLD SPRING, Ky. – Carespring Health Care Management will break ground Monday on its new transitional care facility project in Cold Spring, Ky.

The new facility, which will be called Coldspring Transitional Care Center, is expected to create more than 200 new skilled jobs in the area when it opens in 2014.

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, State Rep. Dennis Keene, Judge-Executive Steve Pendery and business representatives will be in attendance at the ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at 300 Plaza Drive in Cold Spring.

The $24-million project will include a 143-bed transitional care facility located on seven acres just off the AA Highway and U.S. 27 in Cold Spring, according to a press release. The new community will specialize in short-term rehabilitative care and long-term nursing care, and will include a combination of private rooms and shared suites. 

In addition to the housing and health care components, the design features space for activity, dining and exercise facilities as well as a Starbucks Coffee Shop that is standard with all of Carespring's health care centers, according to the release. 

"We are very excited about this new facility. Carespring is recognized for providing excellent communities and care to our residents and we will provide our Coldspring residents with an exemplary experience, "CEO Carespring Health Care Management Barry Bortz said in a press release.

Carespring acquired the beds for the Campbell County facility when the Lakeside Nursing Home closed in 2006.  That property is currently owned by Northern Kentucky University and is used for dormitories.

"We are excited to bring these beds back into service for Campbell County at our new Coldspring facility," added Bortz. 

The Coldspring facility will employ more than 200 full-time workers and house at least 143 residents in the state-of-the-art complex.

Carespring is an independent, locally run assisted and independent living organization with 10 facilities throughout the southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky region. The company currently operates two other facilities in Northern Kentucky – Erlanger and Fort Thomas – that employ more than 400 people. 

The company said it hopes to develop a facility in Boone County in the near future.

Carespring specializes in nursing care, rehabilitation, respite care, assisted and independent living, hospice and Alzheimer's care. 

For more information, visit www.carespring.com or call (513) 943-4000.

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