St Mary of the Woods Breaks Ground for Expansion


St. Mary of the Woods held a groundbreaking ceremony, Tuesday, December 16 at 35755 Detroit Road, Avon.

The groundbreaking starts construction for a 20 bed expansion to the skilled nursing center projected to be completed in mid-2015.

St. Mary of the Woods currently consist of a 30 bed skilled nursing center, a 47 apartment assisted living community, and a 81 apartment independent living community.

“We are excited about expanding our continuing care community and meeting the needs of those who require short-term transitional rehabilitation after a hospital stay.” said Charles Rupert, Administrator.

According to Rupert, “The completed project will provide individualized care and services to 50 residents needing assistance with rehabilitation, post hospital recovery, and traditional skilled nursing services.

The Skilled Nursing Center is in the process of being named The Trails Transitional Care Unit at St. Mary of the Woods.

Star Construction is the general contractor coordinating the 11,000 square foot project and MKM Architecture + design is the architectural firm.

Some of the highlights of this project include:

  • 12 new Private Suites and 4 Split-Private Suites (total of 20 new accommodations)
  • Tastefully Decorated Resident rooms
  • In-suite Euro-spas
  • All new rooms will be individually climate controlled
  • Expanded Dining Rooms
  • New Expanded Therapy Gyms
  • New Courtyard with Meandering Path and Built-in Benches
  • New “Center of Care” Nurse Station
  • 4 New Family Welcome Lounges

Over 200 team members currently are employed to manage the elegant community and provide daily services, activities, programs, and delicious meals to residents.

St. Mary of the Woods is part of Atrium Centers, Inc., based in Columbus, Ohio with 41 communities located in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

Atrium communities offer a full range of personalized senior living services, from respite care and short-term rehabilitation, to skilled nursing. Atrium’s senior living services are delivered by staff members dedicated to meet the needs of each resident in a caring and emotionally supportive atmosphere.

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