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Mandy Strohl, a therapeutic aide, and Katrekia Gambrell, operations manager, welcome visitors to the Harbor Center, a day habilitation center for adults with disabilities.

Harbor Center holds open house

Adults with severe to profound disabilities have a new option for day habilitation. The Harbor Center, 50 State Rte. 56 NW in Summerford, opened in August and held an open house on Nov. 13.

The Harbor Center, a subsidiary of ResCare Western Ohio, helps clients build daily living skills, encourages community inclusion and offers activities that promote sensory development.

The facility’s atmosphere revolves around a sea theme. Clients can get massages, manicures and facials at the Seaside Spa, dine at Anchor’s Away Café, or watch a movie at the Dive-In Theater. They can get creative at Crabby’s Craft Shack, or relax their minds and exercise their senses in the Sandcastle Sensation Center. Certified staff members attend to clients’ health and medical needs at the Porthole.

To date, the Harbor Center has 12 clients, nine of whom live in ResCare’s group home in Madison County. The facility accepts referrals for new clients from social service agencies and from the families themselves.

For more information, contact Katrekia Gambrell, operations manager, at 740-845-0669.

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick

On hand for the ribbon-cutting at Madison County Hospital’s Urgent Care in West Jefferson were: (front row, from left) Fred Kolb, hospital CEO; Elaine Ewald, vice president of clinical services; Joan Denes, Madison County Chamber of Commerce; Jennifer Piccione, director of ambulatory services; Scott Hockenbery, West Jefferson mayor-elect; (back row) Jim Markel, nurse; Bob Hackett, Madison County commissioner; Sean Hughes, Chamber executive director; and Rudy Denes, hospital Keystone Society member.

Urgent Care cuts ribbon

The Madison County Hospital Urgent Care at West Jefferson opened its doors on Oct. 15 and held an open house on Nov. 15.

The Urgent Care is located at 487 W. Main Street (Route 40), Suite A, near the offices of Dr. Kathleen Vennekotter, family physician, and Dr. Vinay Chitkara, cardiologist and chief-of-staff at the hospital.

Hours of operation for the Urgent Care are 2 to 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Premier Health Services, which staffs the Emergency Department at the hospital, provides staffing for the facility in the form of physicians and nurse practitioners.

The Urgent Care provides similar services to those offered in a physician’s office, but at times when physician offices are usually are closed. Any patients who require emergency services are transferred to an emergency department.

For more informations, contact the MCH Urgent Care at 614-879-7300.

Ohio Willow Wood

Lisa Watkins, communication coordinator for Ohio Willow Wood Co., visits the Mount Sterling Community Museum. Ohio Willow Wood is celebrating its 100th year of business in the Mount Sterling area. The museum featured an exhibit to honor the celebration. The museum is located in the basement of Mount Sterling Public Library. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Career Women honor students

Luana Barker, president of the Career Women’s Community Club (CWCC), and CWCC member Rebecca Chave honored Mara Casto and Samantha Barnes, high school students who attended Buckeye Girls State this summer. The girls spoke about their experiences at a recent CWCC meeting.

Stanley goes pink

Stanley Electric U.S. supports the Madison County Hospital Breast Cancer Initiative with at $12,000 gift toward the campaign. Stanley’s gift will be used to support breast cancer awareness, diagnostic and treatment programs. A portion of their donation will go toward the endowment fund to provide breast health care to the uninsured. Members of the Stanley Electric Contribution Committee presented a check to Madison County Hospital: (from left) Sue Besinger, the hospitals’s Breast Care Center patient navigator; Bill Coughlin; Mona Flax, executive director of the hospital Foundation; Cindy Morgan; Lenhard Taylor; Shirley Greene; Joe Heunen; and Teresa Harsh.

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