Centers Health Care Welcomes Oneida Center to the family

Focus Utica is now Oneida Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

- January 19, 2018

As featured in the Utica Observer

Centers Health Care announced Friday that Focus Utica at 1445 Kemble St., which was part of the Focus Family of Companies, now is a member of Centers Health Care family.

Focus Utica now will be known as Oneida Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.

“We are proud to announce that the former Focus facility in Utica is now part of the Centers Health Care family,” said Centers CEO Kenny Rozenberg, in a news release. “We’re thrilled to welcome with open arms the residents, their family members and our new staff to the Centers family and we rededicate these facilities to providing the finest care and service, which have made these two homes so vital to the communities they serve.

“Since last April, we’ve consulted with Focus management and leadership to help them introduce our proven levels of care and service,” he added in the release. “Now that the transition is complete in Utica, our highly respected brand of industry-leading best practices in care, service and customer commitment that defines who we are, is official at this location.”

According to a news release, Centers Health Care and the Focus group entered into an agreement nine months ago whereby Centers Health Care would provide consulting services to Focus. That consulting arrangement grew into an agreement to purchase the facilities that expands the Centers presence in Upstate New York to 19 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, as well as managed long term care, adult day health care, home care and assisted living. Centers acquired seven facilities in the central and eastern part of the state from Capital Living in September.

Centers Health Care includes 42 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, and three in Missouri, as well as four home health care companies

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