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Carespring’s new healthcare, rehabilitation facility, Boonespring, to open next week in Boone County

A decade after purchasing nursing home beds in Northern Kentucky, Carespring will open its 143-bed, 94,000 sq. ft., $25 million healthcare and rehabilitation facility near Union on Tuesday, March 19, with a ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 3 p.m.

With the creation of 200 jobs, top state and local elected officials will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new state-of-the-art facility along U.S. 42, just south of Union. 

A rendering of the new Carespring facility, Boonespring, which will have a ribbon-cutting in Boone County, Tuesday (provided photo)

Boonespring was a vision of Carespring founder, Barry Bortz, who passed away in September of 2016, after he secured the necessary approvals and plans to move forward with new facility.

“Part of Barry’s life was to always put a mark on everything he touched,” said Carespring CEO Chris Chirumbolo. “I’m proud to say that Boonespring is Carespring’s 11th skilled nursing facility, creating 200 jobs for Northern Kentucky.” 

It took a bipartisan effort of support for the Boonespring project as it moved through the regulatory hurdles in Frankfort.

Sen. John Schickel, R-Union and State Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, worked to move the project forward, along with Rep. Sal Santoro, R-Florence former State Rep.Addia Wuchner, Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore and Campbell County Judge-Executive Steve Pendery. 


“It is going to be a great day for Boone County when we open the doors at Boonespring,” said Chief Operating Officer, John Muller. “The community came together in support of this valued health care facility for Boone County, where residents can be closer to their loved ones while they are receiving long term care or rehabilitation services. Our deepest appreciation goes out to the elected officials and citizens who worked to make this dream a reality.”

Carespring is one of the largest, independently owned and managed health care providers in the Greater Cincinnati area.

The company provides senior living, nursing care, rehabilitative care, respite care, Hospice and Alzheimer’s care.   Proudly serving patients in the finest of physical environments. Carespring has received a 2017 and 2018 Top Workplaces award.

Carespring’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Art Gendleman, is a board-certified physician specializing in geriatrics and is permanent on staff at Carespring.

The company utilizes technologically advanced client and patient satisfaction tracking systems for reporting. For more information about Boonespring, click here.


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