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McGuffey Healthcare’s longest-serving employee to retire
McGuffey Healthcare’s longest-serving employee to retire

After spending nearly a lifetime taking care of others, one nurse is finally getting a little more time for herself. Jewell Dean Garrett will celebrate her retirement this month from McGuffey Healthcare & Rehab First, where she has worked for 54 years. After graduating from Good Samaritan Nursing School in Selma, Alabama, Garrett followed the

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McGuffey Healthcare recognized nationally for improving quality of long-term care
McGuffey Healthcare recognized nationally for improving quality of long-term care

McGuffey Healthcare has been recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its achievements in the quality of care they provide. McGuffey accomplished two out of four national goals including improved customer satisfaction and functional outcomes (mobility) for residents. McGuffey is the only center in Gadsden to achieve

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McGuffey Healthcare to join community in teaching kids safety lessons
McGuffey Healthcare to join community in teaching kids safety lessons

Gadsden families and kids will get a few safety lessons during the 3rd Annual Spring Break Preparedness Day. Set for Tuesday, March 26, the event will take over downtown Gadsden to promote disaster preparedness for young people. Sponsored by the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency and local businesses, the event will feature several learning stations

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Valentine’s Kings and Queens
Valentine’s Kings and Queens
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Gadsden nursing home wins statewide excellence award
Gadsden nursing home wins statewide excellence award

GADSDEN, Alabama ­– (January 17, 2019) —McGuffey Healthcare has been recognized as a 2018 recipient of the Pathway to Performance Excellence Award for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the introductory level of three progressive award levels through the Alabama Performance Excellence Award Program. The program promotes

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Gadsden nursing home wins national award for its quality care
Gadsden nursing home wins national award for its quality care

Gadsden, Ala. (June 1, 2018) —McGuffey Healthcare has been recognized as a 2018 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The facility is one of just nine facilities in Alabama to receive this recognition. The distinction is the first of three

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New Medicare cards to be issued to beneficiaries
New Medicare cards to be issued to beneficiaries

Between April, 2018 and April, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will mail new paper Medicare cards to all people with Medicare.  When you or your representative receive the new Medicare card, please bring it to McGuffey Healthcare’s business office so we will have your new information on file. To make them more

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Emergency Management Agency looking for a few pint-sized heroes
Emergency Management Agency looking for a few pint-sized heroes

GADSDEN, Alabama — Gadsden families and kids will get a few lessons in being a hero during the 2nd Annual Spring Break Preparedness Event. Set for Tuesday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will take over Broad Street to promote disaster preparedness for young people. In case of inclement weather, it

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McGuffey Healthcare only 5-star nursing home in Gadsden area
McGuffey Healthcare only 5-star nursing home in Gadsden area

In a rating of skilled nursing facilities in the Gadsden-area, McGuffey Healthcare is on top. According to Nursing Home Care, McGuffey is the only 5-star nursing home in the city. “When you are looking for a place for yourself or a loved one to receive long-term care, quality and safety are important factors,” said administrator,

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Nursing home pitches in to help keep people in need warm and fed
Nursing home pitches in to help keep people in need warm and fed

GADSDEN, Alabama ­– Recent falling temperatures across the Southeast have prompted many organizations to open up their doors to help people in need escape the frigid weather. In Gadsden, McGuffey Healthcare recently volunteered to aid in keeping people warm and fed at the local Salvation Army’s warming station. They prepared several meals and delivered them

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