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Advocate for McGuffey Healthcare residents to retire after 43 years
Advocate for McGuffey Healthcare residents to retire after 43 years

After graduating from college and preparing to embark on her career, Donna Wright trusted that God would place her where she belonged. Fortunately, that place has been McGuffey Healthcare for 43 years. At the end of this month, Donna will retire and leave behind a legacy of commitment to our residents. “Her presence will definitely

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McGuffey Healthcare welcomes the return of visitors
McGuffey Healthcare welcomes the return of visitors

McGuffey Healthcare is excited to announce the return of in-person visitation for residents and their loved ones. Etowah County and our facility have met the criteria recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alabama Department of Public Health for re-opening long-term healthcare facilities to visitors. As of Oct. 22, outdoor visits

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What to expect when visits resume at McGuffey Healthcare
What to expect when visits resume at McGuffey Healthcare

Governor Kay Ivey announced the extension of the Safer at Home order for Alabama in late September. That order includes new provisions that will impact nursing home residents and their loved ones. Subject to reasonable restrictions, each nursing home resident may now receive visits from one caregiver or visitor at a time. So, what does

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Statement from McGuffey Healthcare on confirmed COVID-19 case
Statement from McGuffey Healthcare on confirmed COVID-19 case

Gadsden, Ala. — McGuffey Healthcare has learned that four of our residents tested positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts are with them and their loved ones at this time and we hope for their complete recovery. After learning of this diagnosis, we implemented additional safety precautions for our residents and staff. Out of caution, we sought

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Mask up for the good of your community
Mask up for the good of your community

COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. Unwittingly, they can spread the virus through coughs, sneezes or even a conversation. That is why emphasis has been placed on widespread usage of cloth face coverings or face masks and practicing social distancing. To reduce

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Statement from McGuffey Healthcare on COVID-19 case
Statement from McGuffey Healthcare on COVID-19 case

Gadsden, Ala. — McGuffey Healthcare learned that one of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last at work on June 13 and was tested on June 19. The employee is in self-quarantine and will not return to work until they are cleared by a doctor and have a negative test result.

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An update on coronavirus (COVID-19)
An update on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Since news of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak became known in January, like other healthcare providers, we began monitoring this situation and educating ourselves about this new virus. We feel it is important to share reliable information with our community about this global public health challenge. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person
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McGuffey Healthcare’s longest-serving employee to retire
McGuffey Healthcare’s longest-serving employee to retire

After spending nearly a lifetime taking care of others, one nurse is finally getting a little more time for herself. Jewell Dean Garrett will celebrate her retirement this month from McGuffey Healthcare & Rehab First, where she has worked for 54 years. After graduating from Good Samaritan Nursing School in Selma, Alabama, Garrett followed the

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McGuffey Healthcare recognized nationally for improving quality of long-term care
McGuffey Healthcare recognized nationally for improving quality of long-term care

McGuffey Healthcare has been recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its achievements in the quality of care they provide. McGuffey accomplished two out of four national goals including improved customer satisfaction and functional outcomes (mobility) for residents. McGuffey is the only center in Gadsden to achieve

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McGuffey Healthcare to join community in teaching kids safety lessons
McGuffey Healthcare to join community in teaching kids safety lessons

Gadsden families and kids will get a few safety lessons during the 3rd Annual Spring Break Preparedness Day. Set for Tuesday, March 26, the event will take over downtown Gadsden to promote disaster preparedness for young people. Sponsored by the Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency and local businesses, the event will feature several learning stations

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