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Congressman Johnson Visits Acute Nursing Care!

Congressman Bill Johnson, left, visited Acute Nursing Care in Cambridge on Tuesday. Johnson met with the facility owners and staff before taking a tour. While there, Johnson provided an update and answered questions on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare issues and mandates regarding the home healthcare industry. The stop was Johnson's first to the facility. Acute Nursing Care provides home care and staffing services to patients, physicians, hospitals and managed care organizations and offers many different types of nursing, therapy and personal care services. Also pictured (from left) are Kevin Long, owner of Long's Appraisal Group; Shelly Long, administrator Acute Nursing Care; and Dr. Kevin Alten.(Michael Neilson/The Daily Jeffersonian) 

Acute Nursing Care ready to 'Help You Heal'

With 96 employees ranging from therapists, nurses, home health aides, and office staff, Acute Nursing Care is ready to 'help you heal' as their motto suggests. Offering a variety of nursing and therapy services, Acute Nursing Care specializes in skilled nursing.

"We've had outstanding results with skilled nursing," said Director of Nursing Shelly Long. "We work really hard on keeping patients out of the hospital."

 Acute Nursing Care is locally owned and operated in the community providing a hometown, personable atmosphere. The facility moved from Zanesville into the same space as Alten's Women’s Health in the spring of last year. They have been in operation for six years.

According to their website, "Acute Nursing Care's mission is to provide services to clients in their homes helping them to achieve the highest level of health and independence. We are committed to providing high quality multidisciplinary care. We provide innovative, professional and compassionate care to the persons we serve."

Therapy patients are subcontracted to Southeastern Rehab owned by Renee Nelson in Salesville and Rehab Associates out of Newark. Conveniently located at 64979 Old 21 Road in the same building as Alten's Women’s Health, the staff at Acute Nursing Care are ready to meet home health needs to people of all ages. The doors of the facility are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with an on-call person who takes emergency calls after hours avoiding the inconvenience of an answering service. For more information, contact Acute Nursing Care at 740-439-5720 or 1-888-306-5329 or check out their website at

Staff at Acute Nursing in Cambridge include 1 to r, seated, Brooke Mourer, Shelly Long, Sarah Mullin; standing, Misty Gill, Zachary Long, Veronica Ballentine, Betsy Plummer, Sandra Wainwright, Brandy Baldwin, Kathy Mil-ton and Dena Bland.

As printed in The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio 2016 PROGRESS EDITION Page 33 - Friday, February 26, 2016