The crowd was buzzing at the ribbon cutting preview of the new NHC Maury Regional Transitional Care Center on December 13th. The grand center opened its doors to the public for a stunning holiday tour of the single-story facilities. Milling about were the area’s finest physicians, medical caretakers, staff, local supporters, and former patients and family.
The open house included self-guided tours and a reception highlighting the culinary talents of the chefs and dietitians at NHC Maury Regional. Local decorator, Nicole Houser, created stunning floral arrangements to highlight the expansive hallways and bring holiday cheer to the reception. Live music had several visitors dancing down the hallways.
Three dining areas served guests an array of food. The Grove, housed in the south wing, offered decadent desserts, seasonal sweets, coffee and eggnog, while The Neighborhood Dining room, nestled in the middle of the 73,500 sq foot building, offered farm to table meats and cheeses, hot hors d’oeuvres, and wine. Guests fawned over the intricate mule ice sculpture anchoring the edibles. The south wing has a café like setting called The Landing that offered seafood, Asian inspired delights.
The new center represents a $18.3 million investment by NHC. Exceptional care was taken to make sure that not only were innovative services offered, but that the center offered a comfortable and beautiful atmosphere for patients and their families. Edward Moore, Administrator for NHC since 1993, said, “I made a personal request that we budget to include art in every room. We even offer several theme rooms, including a nod to classic 50s, 60s and 70s music, to create a familiar atmosphere for patients.” And that they did. Around every turn are stunning paintings interspersed with vintage photographs of Maury County.
The new facility will offer 112 Skilled Nursing Beds, 98 which will be private rooms and is an wonderful improvement to the NHC and Maury Regional healthcare options for our area. For more information on NHC services visit their website www.nhccare.com. If you are interested in volunteering take a look back at the Off the Duck article HERE.