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2016-03-29 / News

Personal Healthcare LLC Breaks Ground on Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Abby Butler

On hand for the ceremony were, from left, Regional Administrator for Personal Healthcare LLC Teresa Creedon, Chief Operating Officer for Personal Healthcare LLC Alex Barth, U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, Chief Executive Officer for Personal Healthcare LLC Ephraim Zagelbaum, Pincus Zagelbaum, Ephraim Zagelbaum's father, project architect David Schlosser and Jay Walden, managing partner for Personal Healthcare LLC. On hand for the ceremony were, from left, Regional Administrator for Personal Healthcare LLC Teresa Creedon, Chief Operating Officer for Personal Healthcare LLC Alex Barth, U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, Chief Executive Officer for Personal Healthcare LLC Ephraim Zagelbaum, Pincus Zagelbaum, Ephraim Zagelbaum's father, project architect David Schlosser and Jay Walden, managing partner for Personal Healthcare LLC. DELHI - Personal Healthcare LLC broke ground at the former Countryside Care Center site on state Route 10 in Delhi on Tuesday, March 29. The company leadership, politicians and spectators were on hand to celebrate the progress made at the site and headway to come.

The Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center will house 176 beds in two wings that will cater to the area’s nursing and rehabilitation needs. Fifty-six beds will be dedicated to patient rehabilitation and 120 beds to nursing care.

The project is slated to be complete in fourteen months and is fully on schedule, according to LeChase Construction Project Executive Mike Pipher. Once construction is complete and the state approval given, the center will begin accepting patients.

Ephraim Zagelbaum, the chief operating officer of Personal Healthcare LLC, expressed excitement with the beginning of the next phase of the project. “We’re excited to bring beds and patients back to this area and create jobs for the community,” he said.

United States Congressman Chris Gibson was on hand for the ceremony and highlighted the importance of such a facility to the community. “When we lost Countryside it was devastating and that was over three years ago. It’s important that people have the option of aging in place and this facility is so key to that. We’re excited to be breaking ground here today,” he said.

The Director of Economic Development for Delaware County Glenn Nealis revealed that the Industrial Development Agency has been working with Personal Healthcare LLC on a pilot program. The program’s tax program requires the new owners to pay taxes on the current assessed value now and gradually increase the tax rate over ten years until it reflects the assessed value of the facility once renovations are complete, Nealis said. “They’ll be paying more than what the last owners were paying because the last owners were not paying taxes. The property is currently assessed at $2.7 million dollars and the company is investing approximately $20 million dollars for renovations. The municipality will begin receiving taxes immediately and regularly, going forward,” he explained.

Delhi Town Supervisor Mark Tuthill was on hand and expressed support for the project. “I think it’s a very good project and we’re very thankful that the buyers fought through the process to make it happen. We can’t wait to see it open,” he said.

According to Personal Healthcare LLC Chief Operating Officer Alex Barth, the Delhi Rehabilitation Center will employ approximately 200 people when operating at full capacity. “We’re looking to partner with the community to bring jobs back and to provide quality healthcare,” he said.

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