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Skilled Nursing

Dr. Tom Watson, MD - Department Medical Director

BJ Burks, MCP - Social Services

Long Term Care

In collaboration with Mayers Memorial Hospital professional and technical service departments, the nursing staff provides 24-hour Skilled Nursing services to residents in two locations. Fall River Mills SNF has 33 Medicare Skilled Nursing and Long-Term-Care beds, while the Burney facility has a total of 49 Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care beds, 22 of which are in the Alzheimer's Dementia Care Unit (ADCU).

Residents in these facilities are in a secure, caring environment with friendly and courteous staff, who know the needs and preferences of each resident. Menus and nutritional plans are individually tailored to meet each resident's needs and special requests.

Interested in getting involved with your local Long Term Care facilities?

Call and ask about our Adopt-a-Room program, where your help make residents rooms just like home!


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Intake Information Contact:
(530) 336-5511 Ext. 1164
Fax (530) 336-5296 Attn: BJ Burks, Station 2

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In 1949 a Chamber of Commerce hospital committee was formed and began taking the first steps toward a visionary project -Ward Memorial Hospital. The Chamber's "Hospital Committee" compiled the costs of building a new hospital to present to taxpayers -the first hospital bond issue was defeated in 1950. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. After one private hospital discontinued practice due to inadequate facilities, leaving only one that could handle just 23 patients, the need for a county hospital was again fronted to the citizens in 1953. With the support of local doctors, civic groups and women's clubs, a bond election was called in March of 1954. In June of 1954 the voters voted six-to-one in favor of a county hospital.