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ERCC buying Colonial Place

Submitted photo Colonial Place, located at 301 Wilson Lane, above, has been purchased by Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center.

ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center, a nursing care and rehabilitation facility operating in Randolph County for more than 50 years, is purchasing the assisted living facility Colonial Place, located at 301 Wilson Lane.

ERCC closed on the purchase today, officials said. The facility will be named Mountain Memories Assisted Living & Retirement Center, LLC, a subsidiary of ERCC.

Christina “Chrissy” Kittle has been named executive director of the new facility, which has a full-time and part-time staff of approximately 60 employees.

“Moving in this direction is something that has been a part of our Board’s strategic plans for several years,” Tara Shaver, ERCC administrator, said. “The opportunity to purchase Colonial Place was brought to our attention and it made sense for us to take this step.”

“Colonial Place is a great facility that has been offering wonderful service to our community,” Shaver said. “Their dedication to providing this excellent service falls within our mission of providing the best possible care to each and every resident.”

Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center will continue to operate Colonial Place as an assisted living and memory care facility, Shaver said, adding that acquisitions of this type routinely take up to a year to complete but this process was completed within four months.

“This purchase will mean we can expand our exceptional services to even more people who need specialized care,” Shaver explained. “This is a natural extension of what we do.”

ERCC officials will begin to rebrand the facility to reflect the new ownership, Shaver said.

Colonial Place is an assisted living and respite stay facility offering memory care services to residents. It features private and companion living quarters. The facility also has a full-service salon and spa. Colonial Place offers in-house fine dining as well.

ERCC is a 111-bed facility providing patients with short and long-term skilled and intermediate care, specialized memory care and rehabilitation services.

ERCC Board of Directors members Chairperson Robert Wilmoth, Mark Tomblyn, vice chairperson, Sandra Elza, chairperson of the Planning Committee, Dottie Wamley, former chairperson of the Planning Committee, Raymond Goodwin, treasurer, William Riffee, secretary and Gary Schoonover, board member emeritus, were instrumental in the process, an ERCC press release stated. Board members Dena Collett, Matt Davis, Kurt Gainer, Heather Hall, Herk Kessler, Robbie Morris, Robert Phillips, Terri Phipps, Chad Shoemaker and former board member Don Megert also worked diligently throughout the process, according to the release.

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