Franciscan Care Center Renamed Brackenville Center
On August 1, 2014, Genesis HealthCare expanded its presence in Delaware
with the acquisition of the Saint Francis Healthcare Franciscan Care Center
(now called Brackenville Center), a 104-bed skilled nursing facility located
in Hockessin, Delaware. Saint Francis Healthcare owned and operated Franciscan
Care Center for the past 21 years.
“Franciscan Care Center is the only CHE Trinity Health long-term
care facility in Delaware. Given the significant pressures reshaping the
face of healthcare in our nation, we concluded that our residents and
patients would benefit if our center were part of an organization with
a larger presence in the state. In speaking with potential acquirers,
we were gratified to learn Genesis adheres to a set of values similar
to our own, including compassion, respect and integrity, creating what
we believe is a seamless transition for patients and families” states
Brian E. Dietz, FACHE, president and CEO, Saint Francis Healthcare.
With the addition of Brackenville Center, Genesis HealthCare now operates
nine facilities in Delaware, including Churchmans Village, Newark (Skilled
Nursing & Independent Living); Heritage at Dover, Dover (Senior Living);
Heritage at Milford, Milford (Senior Living); Hillside Center, Wilmington;
Lofland Park Center, Seaford; Milford Center, Milford; Seaford Center,
Seaford; and Silver Lake Center, Dover.
Genesis HealthCare is one the nation’s largest skilled nursing providers
operating over 400 skilled nursing centers and senior living residences
in 28 states. Genesis also offers a wide range of services from short-term
rehabilitation to other specialty services including ventilator, dialysis,
and Alzheimer’s / dementia care. Within Delaware, Genesis offers
specialties in Transitional Care, Cardiac Management, Homestead Alzheimer’s
/ Dementia Care, Senior Living and Independent Living.
In the coming months, Brackenville Center will begin a major transformation
to align to Genesis standards. In addition to physical renovations, Brackenville
Center will also welcome Genesis Physician Services to enhance overall
clinical oversight of patients and residents, apply for the We Honor Veterans
program to support local Veterans, and add managed care contracts for
better patient coverage.
“As we strive to fulfill our mission, we are dedicated to meeting
the needs of our community,” states Karen Painter, the new Administrator
of Brackenville Center. “We are always available to answer your
questions or to provide you and your family with a personal tour of our
facility or explain the services we offer. Also, for your convenience,
our Genesis CareLine, 1.866.745.CARE, can accept referrals and admissions
24 Hours/Day –
7 Days/Week. Ultimately, we are dedicated to providing individualized care
in a welcoming and home-like environment.”
Genesis HealthCare is dedicated to improving the lives we touch through
the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion.