Weekly Feature

2017-09-07 / Front Page

Fox Run breaks ground on newly renovated Health Center project

by NICK KONOTOPSKYJ
Reporter


Health Center administrator Michelle Murtha-Kraus, center, talks to two patients at the Fox Run Orchard Park Health Center. The newly remodeled health center will be approximately 14,000 square feet and is projected to be finished by December 2018. 
Photo by Chuck SkipperPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Health Center administrator Michelle Murtha-Kraus, center, talks to two patients at the Fox Run Orchard Park Health Center. The newly remodeled health center will be approximately 14,000 square feet and is projected to be finished by December 2018. Photo by Chuck SkipperPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Fox Run, a retirement community in Orchard Park, will be installing a newly renovated Health Center at its campus, 1 Fox Run Lane.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Aug. 29 to start work on this new Health Center, which will be approximately 14,000 square feet, according to administrator Michelle Murtha-Kraus.

“We are looking forward to enhancing not only the health center, but the quality of life for our patients,” Murtha-Kraus said. “We are hoping this new center will help provide more privacy and make things more accommodating for families who visit.”

Murtha-Kraus said that the projected timeline for this is 15 months of work, which looks at an end date around the beginning of December 2018. The cost of this project is unknown at this time, but Murtha-Kraus expects it to be somewhere between $5 million and $7 million.

This new center will add several features, including a new therapy clinic that will include assistance in occupational, speech and physical therapy. There will also be a new in-patient wing that will be adding 10 nursing home beds to the already existing 50 beds. Some other new features include an activity room and a chapel/meditation room.

“It’s great that we will be able to offer these new features to patients here at Fox Run,” Murtha-Kraus said. “Our focus is making this a small neighborhood feel that brings out the best qualities Orchard Park has to offer.”

Fox Run Orchard Park was founded by the United Church Home Society, a not-for-profit organization that was formed in 1877 to help adults find proper housing and treatment. Fox Run is one of only two lifecare communities in Western New York and one of 12 in the entire state.

To learn more about Fox Run, the new health center, or any of the events and programs it is offering, visit its website at www.foxrunorchardpark.com or call 662-5001.

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