BROKEN BOW—Businesses continue to expand and change in Broken Bow. To celebrate these new developments, the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce awarded two GROW awards on Monday afternoon.
Broken Bow Care and Rehabilitation Center (224 East S East St, Broken Bow, NE 68822) was built around the early 1960s according to staff members and they continue to care for patients recovering from serious injuries or those dealing with chronic illness.
A renovation project has been in the works for about a year and the staff is now able to care for patients in private rooms. Throughout the building patients can enjoy private rooms, private bathrooms, new paint, new fixtures, and nurses have a new nurses station.
Interim CEO Misty Richards has worked at Broken Bow Care and Rehab for three years, but has served as CEO beginning just last week.
“Well I think the ones [residents] that are here long term care anyway have really enjoyed having their big rooms back because they were down there while we were doing all the remodeling,” Richards said.
The care and rehab facility houses 58 rooms in three different wings. Director of Maintenance Jeremy Drake, Social Services Assistant Kristie Edens, and Assistant Director of Nursing Stephanie Jensen are looking forward to providing continued long-term and short-term care to their patients. Care and rehab staff and GROW Award attendees enjoyed special treats in the north wing on Monday afternoon.
The Chamber also recognized Casey’s General Store and presented a GROW award for a recent expansion project. The updated store includes a slushy machine, iced coffee, a fresh sub sandwich station, soft serve ice cream, beer cave, large restrooms, new counters, new lights and shelves. The store was essentially gutted and 16 feet were added to the facility, including a large storage room.
Store manager Mary McCaslin expects to be a lot busier than before with the new additions.