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New Bluefield nursing facility holds open house

Bluefield Daily Telegraph photo Jo Beth Shinn of the Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center adjusts a piece of specialized equipment designed to help clients recover the capacity to stand on their own.
Bluefield Daily Telegraph photo
Jo Beth Shinn of the Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center adjusts a piece of specialized equipment designed to help clients recover the capacity to stand on their own.

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The new $12 million Mercer Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bluefield hosted an open house Thursday afternoon, showcasing the facility and what it offers.

Opening its doors on Feb. 9, the 56,000-sq.-ft. long-term care and skilled-nursing facility already has 58 residents and should be at its 83-bed full capacity soon.

“Our goal is to be full in the next 30 to 60 days,” said Ann Potter, the center’s director of nursing. “All beds are fully certified to be long-term care or skilled nursing.”

“We do a lot of rehab,” she said. “That is our specialty…

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