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Thank you for visiting Washington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. If you have any questions about our facility, please call (850) 638-4654.

2014-QAPI-Accreditation-Seal1Washington Rehab & Nursing Center has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.

The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.

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Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was proud to be a part of the “Back to School Fair” held at Northwest Florida Community Hospital this year.  We donated pencils and pencil cases to over 500 families.  thankyouschool




More than 100 Signature HealthCARE (SHC) facilities were recognized this year for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) efforts by Providigm, which develops quality management systems for long-term care providers.

Our facility received “Basic Accreditation.”

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“You never get too old to enjoy life,” said a 91-year-old Signature resident who traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla. earlier this year, the fourth consecutive year Signature has taken groups of residents on vacation. Check out the video above for highlights from the trip, and be sure to click the links below for additional coverage.

Panama City Beach Vacation – 2015 on Facebook

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We would like to welcome Jeremy Clifton to our home as the new chaplain.  Jeremy  is from Rockingham, North Carolina.  He is married to Tiffany Parker, and they have two children.  Jeremy graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute in North Carolina in ’99, then from The Baptist College of Florida in ’03.  He continued to study at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

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Are you engaged?  No, not to be married, but are you fully involved in and enthusiastic about your work?  Engagement surveys will be conducted July 22nd to August 4th. Employees can come by the HR or SDC office and log into the new Self-Service portal to complete their survey and be entered in a drawing for a TV.  We work in an awesome home and now we get the chance to tell it.

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We would like to welcome Mrs. LeAnn Jones to Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  LeAnn accepted the position of staff development coordinator.  In this capacity, she will be responsible for supervising the training and care provided by all staff, facilitating the orientation process in our home, monitoring and evaluating the training needs of our employees, and many other assignments.  LeAnn is a registered nurse with 11 years of experience.  She has worked in the ICU, with Hospice, and at the Health Department.  Let’s welcome her aboard as we look forward to many years of having her in our family.

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atd Excellence in Practice Award - Signature HealthCARE

Signature HealthCARE received the citation in the ‘Facilitating Organizational Change’ category for its Executive CNA Program. The award recognizes organizations for results achieved through the use of practices and solutions from the entire scope of talent development.

For more information about the story, visit the SHC Newsroom.

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shiver wedding

Eddie Shirah and Susan Johnson tied the knot on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Bonifay, Florida.  It was a beautiful wedding on the lake with all of their family and friends in attendance.  Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (WRNC)  is where the happy couple fell in love and it was the site for the reception after their nuptials.  WRNC stakeholders drove the happy couple to their destination and provided some of the food for the reception.  Stakeholders also worked tirelessly to make their day beautiful in so many ways.  The new Mrs. Shirah came to the morning stand up meeting to say, “I just want to thank all of you for what you did for my wedding.  It wouldn’t have happened without every one of y’all.”

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