April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month: A Perfect Time to Focus on Healthy Food

April 16, 2014

By Kristen Dehr

Nutrients essential for healthy eyes include vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin), zinc, and omega 3 fatty acids.  These nutrients can be found in foods such as dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and broccoli, in colorful fruits like berries, cantaloupe, kiwi, oranges, and papaya.  Key nutrients for eye health are also found in foods such as almonds, eggs, and fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, and trout.

April is Occupational Therapy Month: Helping Others Achieve Success in Everyday Life!

March 28, 2014

By Jaime Smiley

In my 12 years of working with the older population in the skilled nursing setting, there is not a week that goes by that I don’t hear (either personally or from other OTs) a patient state, “I don’t need occupational therapy- I don’t want a job”. Family members often ask, “Why does my mom need to work on job skills?”

Medical Facilities of America Breaks Ground on New Princess Anne Health & Rehabilitation Center

March 25, 2014

Virginia Beach, Va. (March 20, 2014) -  The shovels hit the dirt Thursday morning, as construction is now officially underway at the new Princess Anne Health & Rehabilitation Center in Virginia Beach, Va. More than 30 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new 120-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, which is near the new Sentara Princess Anne Hospital.

Hoarace G. Fralin 2012 Award Recipient - Employee of the Year

June 20, 2013

Medical Facilities of America proudly recognizes Larry Lewis, Lead Dining Services Cook and Weekend Supervisor as our company’s 2012 Horace G. Fralin Award Recipient. The award, MFA’s highest honor, salutes employees who embody the best of what our company represents.

Larry Lewis came to Guilford Health Care Center with over 30 years of dining services and catering experience and he sets a positive example by providing leadership, professionalism, and a strong work ethic.

Medical Facilities of America Health & Rehabilitation Center Presidential Awards

April 2, 2013

In April 2013, Medical Facilities of America celebrated the high standards of care and service our Centers provide within the communities they serve. MFA Presidential Awards were presented to the Health & Rehabilitation Centers that demonstrated stellar achievement.

MFA Partners with Colleges and Universities to Meet Future Rehabilitation Needs

November 29, 2012

Medical Facilities of America (MFA) is focused on improving the lives of our patients through consistent, disciplined and comprehensive inpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy.  Our goal is to help our patients regain as many capabilities as possible.  By getting to know each patient personally, we tailor the care and treatment plan based upon their own interests and the lifestyle they led prior to their injury or illness. 

Burke Health and Rehabilitation Hosted a Delegation from China

October 21, 2012

On October 21st, Burke Health and Rehabilitation Center hosted a delegation from China. Like the U.S., China is experiencing a tremendous growth in its elderly population and is seeking to learn more about how we house and care for our elderly population. The delegation included Ms. Jiajin with China Property Management Institute, a government official guiding policy development in China, and several private companies looking to develop and operate various housing and healthcare models.

Keisha Brown, SDC at Waverly Health and Rehabilitation Center is the Recipient of the 2011 Horace G. Fralin Award for Employee of the Year

August 9, 2012
Congratulations to Lakeisha "Keisha" Brown, Staff Development Coordinator at Waverly Health and Rehabilitation Center, winner of the Medical Facilities of America (MFA) Horace G. Fralin Award.

Charlotte Health Care Center opens the 1st HydroWorx Aquatic Therapy Pool for a Skilled Nursing Facility in the Charlotte market place

June 4, 2012
Charlotte Health Care Center’s new 3600 square foot LifeWorks therapy gym opened in June, and was designed to provide short-term rehabilitation stay patients a state-of-the-art environment to participate in therapy sessions.

Medical Facilities of America has 6 skilled nursing facilities recognized in the “2012 Best Nursing Homes- U.S. News and World Report Rankings”

March 12, 2012
Each year U.S. News and World Report publishes its national rankings for the “Best Nursing Homes” in the United States. In this 2012 Best Nursing Homes edition, Medical Facilities of America had 6 skilled nursing facilities in Virginia and North Carolina receive this outstanding recognition.