New sub-acute care wing at Metron of Forest Hills creates need for nurses, CNAs

The renovation of 11 longterm care semi-private rooms at Metron of Forest Hills into 11 private rooms for sub-acute care patients has created a need for more nurses and certified nurse assistants at the facility.

Metron of Forest Hills opened at 1095 Medical Park Dr. SE, just off Cascade Rd., 35 years ago, and the demand for separate sub-acute care rooms spurred the company to create a space specifically for those patients who still need nursing care before going home, but don't require longterm care. The renovations include new lobby areas, entrances and technology upgrades. The remodeled wing opened to the public this week.

"We are hiring now, and have ads in the papers and on our website," says LauraAnn Gordon, executive director. "We're adding five registered nurses and 10 certified nurse assistants for the sub-acute care section. As we're able to build up patient flow, the number of nursing and CNA positions will increase."

Gordon says the parent company, Metron Integrated Health Systems, is privately owned with other locations in Belding, Greenville, Cedar Springs, Big Rapids and Lamont. The Forest Hills location is licensed for 123 patients; sub-acute care patients stay an average of 28 days.

"The environment is an upscale facility that very warm, caring and compassionate," Gordon says. "And it's very conducive to the skills we're asking the nurses and CNAs to perform."

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Source: LauraAnn Gordon, Metron Integrated Health Systems
Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor
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