Ganado nursing home temporarily closes
Jennifer Lee Preyss
March 15, 2011 at 10:03 p.m.
Updated March 14, 2011 at 10:15 p.m.
A poorly-engineered air conditioning system is forcing 64 residents of the Ganado Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to temporarily relocate to area nursing homes.
Beginning Friday, the Ganado Nursing Center will close for eight weeks while contractors correct the faulty system.
"It was engineered wrong," when the building was erected in May of 2010, Vice President of Operations Phillip Hopkins said. "We're in the process of relocating residents."
By Thursday, all residents will have been relocated to area nursing care facilities in Victoria, Moulton, Bay City and Shiner.
Hopkins said they opted to close the Ganado nursing home for eight weeks to expedite the construction process and ensure their residents aren't inconvenienced by the contractors.
"We could have done it wing by wing, but it would have drug out for a long time," Hopkins said.
Staff employees will be at the Ganado Nursing Center while the construction is ongoing.