Grand Terrace Open House

We are pleased to announce an outstanding open house held on April 10, 2013. We were very proud to show off our renovated patient rooms, bathrooms and new flooring. The building radiates a charming, attractive and clean atmosphere for our residents to reside in as they go through their rehabilitation process. The freshly painted walls and housewarming décor throughout the dining room, halls and sitting areas give residents asGTOpenHouseParty2 well as staff a comfortable living and working environment. Our new short-term rehabilitation wing boasts its own private dining room. Our open house gave us the opportunity to provide a tour to every single person who came to our Grand Opening.

There was an outpouring of support from our local community, such as the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, which was present to perform our ribbon-cutting ceremony as well as the Mayor of McAllen, Richard Cortez. More than 200 guests honored us with their presence that evening, and we were delighted to provide a wonderful meal, live music, fantastic gifts, prizes and great drinks thanks to our generous sponsors: RGV Mobile X-Ray, Houston Medicine Chest, Legacy Hospice, Lone Star Bank and Pepper’s at Uptown.

Many of our guests included liaisons, nurses, therapists, physicians and key community people. They were so impressed with the upgrades and renovations of our facility.

Also noteworthy were our exemplary State Survey results in April, consisting of no clinical deficiencies and only two health deficiencies! It takes much dedication and ongoing passion from each employee to have these types of results.

One of our main goals is that we maintain the relationships we have with local area hospitals and physicians, but also reach physicians we’ve never worked with before. In the past month alone, 40 percent of our admissions came from home, but a few of those were referred to us by new physicians and/or their staff who attended our Grand Opening. We are seeing new referral sources and know that our Grand Opening had a significant part in those referrals.

In the past year, Grand Terrace has participated in many local community events such as Empty Bowl project and Fight Hunger & Feed Hope golf tournament with RGV Food Bank. In so doing, we are planting Grand Terrace seeds all over the Rio Grande Valley!GTOpenHouseParty5

Grand Terrace could not have had the success it did without all the arduous work from our wonderful staff in each department. We thank them immensely for such a successful Grand Opening, and we rejoiced with them as we celebrated National Nursing Home Week in May of this year.

By Ludim Vasquez, C.O.T.A., Grand Terrace Health and Rehabilitation, McAllen, TX

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