Meadow Wind Health Care Massillon has $1.5 renovation, dialysis center

Officials at Meadow Wind Health Care Center in Massillon offer a tour of the facility Wednesday to Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry, left. Part of a recent $1.5 million building remodel includes a new dialysis center.

MASSILLON – A significant renovation to Meadow Wind Health Care Center has made space for a new dialysis center on the city’s east side.

Recent building upgrades totaling approximately $1.5 million have been completed, paving the way for a six-bed dialysis center, which is part of the first phase of improvements at Meadow Wind.

The center hosted a Wednesday afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the community, as well as an avenue for new, prospective and existing patients.

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“It’s our first time doing renovations in more than 20 years,” said Admissions Director Joanne Barley. “This is really nice and a quality boost (to our facility).”

In addition to the dialysis center, Meadow Wind, 300 23rd St. NE located just west of Home Depot, has transformed its main residential wing from single rooms to private suites, accommodating long-term clients. Dining and activities rooms were also upgraded during the building remodel, Barley said.

Joanne Barley, admissions director of Meadow Wind Health Care Center, talks about the facility's $1.5 million remodeling effort, which includes a new dialysis center for its clientele. A new beauty parlor and exercise gym are part of the renovation.

“The look is amazing. It’s very bright and clean looking,” she said.

As part of the remodel, the facility has a new beauty salon and therapy gym for its short and long-term users.

Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry attended Wednesday’s event and called the new atmosphere of Meadow Wind “wonderful and professional.”

“They did an amazing job for their (clientele),” the mayor said.

A new patient dialysis center is part of a recent $1.5 million renovation at Meadow Wind Health Care Center in northeast Massillon.

Dialyze Direct has been brought in as the contracted dialysis company at Meadow Wind. New equipment to be operated by the company was part of the site improvements.

Chesky Brown, of Dialyze Direct, said the goal with the partnership is to better serve clientele with the latest equipment.

“We try to provide them with what they don’t have at home,” he said.

The next phase of remodeling will include transitioning additional residential rooms to suites.

More about Meadow Wind in northeast Massillon

Meadow Wind houses between 70 and 90 clients at any time, said Barley, noting that the facility’s number of employees totals about 100.

A new beauty shop is part of a recent remodeling effort at Meadow Wind Health Care Center in Massillon.

Meadow Wind is a skilled nursing center that has short and long-term clients or patients. Many are elderly. The facility offers alcohol and drug rehabilitation services, as well as speech, respiratory and physical therapy.

The Meadow Wind rehabilitation facility was purchased by Jacob Stern, of California-based CCH Corp., in February. The facility opened in 1984.

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