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Biz Briefs 10/29/17

Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Rowan County designated as Five-Star rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

SALISBURY — Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Rowan County has announced its Five Star designation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), effective Sept. 2017.

This updated star rating is now reflected on the Nursing Home Compare website.

Nursing homes that are certified by Medicare and Medicaid report 16 clinical measures for each of their residents to CMS. Based on this information, CMS assigns a rating between 1 and 5 for health inspections, staffing, quality of resident care measures and an overall rating.

The CMS website lists information for short-stay and long-stay residents.
“The staff at Liberty Commons are pleased to offer the citizens in Rowan and surrounding counties, access to short- and long-term care services at a CMS rated five-star facility. Our staff has worked hard to achieve the highest rating possible by CMS.” said Patrick Foley, an administrator at the facility.

While the star rating provides a snapshot view of a facility and allow consumers a way to compare nursing homes, a facility visit is still important. Each facility has a “personality” and only family and friends will know if the location is right for their loved one.

CMS also provides a tool on their website — the Nursing Home Checklist — to help consumers think of questions to ask when making a visit to a nursing home.

Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Rowan County offers a location in the Salisbury area for short-term rehabilitation; long-term care; skilled nursing care; and out-patient physical, occupational and speech therapy.

The typical diagnoses treated include, but are not limited to, joint replacement, fractures, stroke, and recovery from general surgical procedures. Patients often have
secondary conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure or a heart condition.

Liberty Commons takes admissions 24 hours a day, seven days a week to align with the acute care hospitals that make patient referrals.

The facility offers a pre-registration program for those interested in planning their post-acute services.

Liberty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services offers a system of 25 rehabilitation facilities throughout North Carolina. Serving more than 20,000 customers in the Carolinas and Virginia, Liberty Healthcare’s comprehensive services are designed to meet the evolving needs of seniors including short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, out-patient therapy, home health and hospice, durable medical equipment and pharmacy services.

To preview locations, visit www.libertyhrs.com.

A cooperative vision: Integro Technologies and SICK, Inc. announce partnership
SALISBURY — Integro Technologies, a premier machine vision integrator, has announced that it’s become a SICK Authorized Vision Integration partner serving
the United States.

SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automation products and systems for logistics, factory, and process automation. Among its many solutions is a large portfolio of 2D and 3D machine vision products, including easy-to-use vision sensors and powerful vision systems, resulting in products manufactured to the highest quality.

SICK vision solutions are used for quality inspection, robot guidance, measurement and code reading applications and partners with qualified integration companies to better serve its customers.

“SICK’s broad range of vision solutions, including its pioneering super high-speed 3D cameras, is designed for advanced applications and tough industrial environments. This strategic partnership will provide Integro with growth opportunities beyond machine vision and ID solutions that will supplement our existing value-add engineering services in a variety of industries worldwide in Factory Automation,” said Shawn Campion, president and CEO of Integro Technologies. “Integro’s Vision+TM services will be enhanced by a single source instrumentation provider with integrated Industry 4.0 architectures for operations, process control, data collection, and user access from multiple personal devices including PC, Tablet and PDA.”

As a SICK Authorized Vision Integration Partner, Integro Technologies staff is trained on SICK AppSpace, SICK’s open platform for programmable vision solutions and sensors. It enables multiple technologies to be combined to create solutions for customers that are fully integrated into the manufacturing line and meet the challenges of Industry 4.0.
“SICK is very excited about our shared pursuit to tackle customers’ vision system needs. Integro’s experience as a premier vision integrator combined with their engineering capabilities and robotics expertise will provide significant value for customers,” said Tony Peet, CEO of SICK, Inc.

Rowan Chamber announces new officers and directors
SALISBURY – Janet Spriggs, chief operating officer of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and Nicole Holmes Matangira, office manager of Holmes Iron and
Metal and co-owner of Matangira Recycling, have been named, respectively, chair of the board and chair-elect for the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce.
“The chamber is honored to have such wonderful business volunteers in our leadership succession,” said Tim Norris, 2017 chair of the board.
Spriggs will take over as chair of the board on Jan. 1, 2018.

Matangira will serve as chair of the board in 2019 and will be the first African-American to serve as chamber chair of the board.

Other members of the Chamber’s 2018 executive committee include Brent Parks, of
Brent H. Parks CPA PA, who is treasurer; Nancy Wyrick, of F&M Bank, who is division chair of education and workforce development; Starling Johnson, of Johnson Concrete, who is division chair of membership; Terry Osborne, of
Rowan County ABC Board, who is division chair of business advocacy; Tim Norris, of Health Care Management Consultants, who is immediate past chair; and Elaine Spalding, who is president.
New board members are: Mike Beaver, Beaver Brothers, Inc.; Kristin Dillard, Team
Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac; Dr. Melanie Denton Dombrowski, Salisbury Eyewear & Eyecare (S.E.E.); Elia Gegorek, Gegorek & Associates Realty, LLC; and Bill Johnson, Trinity Oaks.
Continuing Board members are: Jay Abraham, Catawba College; Nick Adkins, Edward Jones — China Grove; Alisha Byrd, Gemstones Academy/Byrd Staffing; Gary Blabon, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center; Bob Cartner, Chandler Concrete; Luke Fisher, Carrol Fisher Construction; Rita Foil, Rowan-Salisbury Schools; John Henderlite, VOYA; and Dr. Orlando Lewis, Livingstone College.

The Chamber’s 92nd annual gala will be held on Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at the West
End Plaza with a “Celebrating Entrepreneurial Spirit” theme.

The gavel will officially pass from Norris to Spriggs at this event and annual awards will also be presented. The event is being held in cooperation with the Salisbury-Rowan Tourism Authority and Rowan EDC.

The Rowan Chamber is a not-for-profit business advocacy organization with over 850 member firms. Member benefits include business advocacy, community development, professional development, leadership training, discounts to members and networking events.

If you would like information on becoming a member of the Rowan Chamber, contact the chamber at 704-633-4221, info@rowanchamber.com or www.rowanchamber.com.

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