HARTFORD (January 29, 2019) – On January 25, 2019, iCare Health Network (IHN) assumed operation of Park Place Health Center on Greenwood Street in Hartford. The 150-bed skilled nursing care center will emerge and operate under the name “Parkville Care Center” as recognition of its important place and history in the Parkville neighborhood of Hartford.
The former Park Place Health Center had extensive financial challenges and has been in state receivership twice, most recently commencing in August of 2017. Despite this, Park Place has played a vital role in skilled nursing and long-term care for the City and region, especially for the Hispanic population it has historically served.
iCare Health Network’s operation of the care center will enable its current residents to avoid the stress of transferring nursing facilities and will keep over 150 vital healthcare jobs in the City of Hartford.
IHN has a history of purchasing distressed skilled nursing properties from receivership and restoring them to solvent, long-term operations through a combination of clinical and financial strategies.
“We’re thrilled to have Parkville join the iCare Health Network. We knew this would be a great fit given the work we have done in the State of Connecticut over the last twenty years. Our track record includes providing quality care to our residents while restoring skilled nursing centers to healthy operating status” said Chris Wright, President and CEO of iCare Health Network.
Parkville Care Center will continue to provide short-term rehabilitation, post-acute care, transitional care and memory care & support services. IHN will continue the care center’s extensive commitment to culturally competent clinical care, therapies and supports for the Hispanic population.
iCare Health Network would like to extend its thanks to several parties that were critical in saving Park Place and making Parkville Care Center a reality: New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU and all of the Park Place employees for their efforts to deliver continuous quality healthcare to the residents of Park Place; Jonathan Neagle and his team for strengthening operations and advancing the facility while in receivership; Judge Constance Epstein for her dedication to the employees and residents; and several state agencies, including the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Social Services, and the Department of Public Health.
iCare Health Network (IHN) provides management, operating and consulting services to skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare providers. Through its managed facilities IHN offers a range of services including medical, short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, behavioral health, substance use management, and memory care & support services. IHN manages 11 sites in Connecticut including four Touchpoints Rehab centers, seven Greater Hartford Memory Care Centers, and SecureCare Options/60 West. IHN also offers LTC Integrity audit tools, separate outpatient therapy, rehabilitation and home care units and specializes in healthcare real estate transactions and skilled nursing turnarounds.