Sunrise Health and Rehabilitation Center Opens Hearts and Doors to Keys Hurricane Evacuees

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For the third time in two years Sunrise Health and Rehabilitation Center, South Florida's facility of choice, has admitted evacuated nursing home residents on emergency notice.

Finally, we wish to assure the family and friends of the evacuated residents as well as the families and friends of the 270 other residents that we routinely serve, that the residents are comfortable and are being cared for by the extremely capable and professional staff of the Sunrise Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Sunrise Health and Rehabilitation Center located in Sunrise, Florida admitted 98 residents evacuated from the Florida Keys in anticipation of Hurricane Rita. Busloads of nursing home residents driven up from the Keys began admission at 11 pm EST on Monday September 19 until it was completed without incident at approximately 4 am EST Tuesday September 20, 2005.

Richard W. Wolfe, owner of Sunrise said, "Over the past two years, on three separate occasions, we have admitted a total of 289 residents from four nursing facilities on emergency notice without major incident. We are honored to have been designated as the facility of choice when these unfortunate evacuations become necessary. I am extremely proud of our staff and the excellent job they do. Specifically, I would like to thank the 300+ staff members that participated in the most recent admission of the 98 evacuated residents. Many of these staff members worked non-stop for 24 hours or more to prepare for and admit the evacuated residents."

"I would also like to also thank Governor Jeb Bush, the staff and leadership of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration and the Sunrise Fire and Rescue Department for their extraordinary organization, professionalism and support during the evacuation."

"Finally, we wish to assure the family and friends of the evacuated residents as well as the families and friends of the 270 other residents that we routinely serve, that the residents are comfortable and are being cared for by the extremely capable and professional staff of the Sunrise Health and Rehabilitation Center."

Sunrise Health and Rehabilitation Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and has previously been selected as “Best Nursing Home in South Florida” as part of the Medical Business Healthcare Awards. Located at 4800 Nob Hill Road, Sunrise has served South Florida for twenty five years. Please visit our web site at http://www.sunrisehc.com for further information.

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