Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Administrative Team and Ottawa County Commissioner Steve Arndt with United States Congressman, Robert Latta
Mary Ann Meyers of Put-In-Bay with Ohio State Senator Randy Gardner
In a continued effort to stay connected with the taxpayers of Ottawa County and those that represent them, Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus invited all Ottawa County Township, village, city, county, state and federal elected officials to visit the campus to learn more about the county-owned nursing home.
The elected officials enjoyed breakfast, a light dinner or snacks prepared by Riverview’s Food and Nutrition Department. The officials were introduced to the Department Heads of the facility and each explained their years of service at Riverview as well as a little bit about what his/her job entails. A brief introduction and welcome was given by the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners, who are the owners of Riverview.
Kendra German, Riverview Administrator, gave a power point presentation with an overview of the history of Riverview and its financial resources (private pay, Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, Veteran’s Affairs and the facility’s .5 mil levy). The presentation also included information on the various services that Riverview offers, including Long Term Care, Short Term Physical Rehabilitation, Memory Care, Respite Care and Adult Day Service. The presentation also covered some of Riverview’s unique services and amenities, such as a free cut and set from the beauty shop each month, the resident library, visits to the resident’s door from the Oak Harbor Library and chapel services.
German also shared with the officials that Riverview is proud of being a Medicare 5 Star Facility for 4 consecutive years, being listed in the “Best Nursing Homes” by US News and World Reports in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The facility boasted its highest number of admission in 2013 by welcoming 306 new admissions and assisting 211 of those admissions back to the community.
While in the facility many of the Elected Officials had the opportunity to speak with some of Riverview’s residents, who are the heart of Riverview.
Each elected official was given a packet of information and the facility’s community schedule of events, as German stated, “Being county owned, we feel it important to stay connected to the community so that people can see their levy dollars at work. It also gives our residents a way to stay connect with the communities they came from. All in all, it is a win-win for all of us.”
Riverview would like to thank these elected officials for taking the time out of their busy schedules to learn more about the campus: US Congressman Robert Latta and his District Representative, Melissa Short; State Senator Randy Gardner; State Representative Chris Redfern; Ottawa County Board of Commissioners JoEllen Regal, Steve Arndt and Jim Sass, as well as County Administrator Dennis Jensen; Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick; Ottawa County Probate and Juvenile Judge Kathleen Giesler; Genoa Village Councilmen Ken Harsanje and Daryl Bittner; Clay Center Mayor Robert Purney and Treasurer John Webber; Carroll Township Trustees Rodney Biggert and Kenny Gyde.
Anyone interested in more information on Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus or a tour may contact the facility at 419-898-2851.