Moving Day set for June 9
Tina Marchan, administrator at Juliette Manor in Berlin, is excited about the new 37-bed facility that will be replacing the present Juliette Manor that has been in the downtown Berlin location since 1964. The current Juliette Manor was the original Berlin Hospital built in 1935.
The new Juliette Manor is on the campus of the Berlin Memorial Hospital, making it easily accessible for extended patient care for the residents of the Manor. Boldt, the general contractor, began construction on Aug. 24, 2015 and will be done by the first week in June. Moving day for the residents and staff is June 9.
The new Juliette Manor will use the present staff and at this time Marchan said with the efficiency of the new facility, there is not expected to be a need to increase or added staff. Juliette Manor boasts a 5 out of 5 star rating for their staffing quality metric, she added. The metric is derived from registered nurse hours and caregiver-to-patient ratios. Juliette Manor and ThedaCare are dedicated to maintaining these same high ratings after the move.
Marchan has worked at Juliette Manor for 10 years. She received her associate’s degree in occupational therapy and her bachelor degree in sociology and social work. She transitioned from Juliette Manor’s director of social services into the facility administrator role in 2011 after completing the UW Madison administration courses and passing her state and federal exams. “I love this industry and I work for an organization that embraces growth. I am extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to grow into new roles throughout the past 10 years,” Marchan said.
Her biggest challenge as well as her biggest motivator is to keep up with the market and industry changes. “We have seen the average length of stay go from 8 years to two months over the last several years. “We will expect to continue to see length of stays decrease. Though we do continue to provide long-term care, the majority of our admissions are now for short-term rehabilitation stays. We have also seen a dramatic increase in shorter life stays,” Marchan said. The “frail and elderly” umbrella of nursing home care is gone. Along with elderly we now see younger, more acutely ill residents who require continuing education and specialized care approaches in order to provide high-quality service with great outcomes.
“There are many rewards to my job. I love the nursing home industry and all the challenges that come with it. It is not a 9 to 5 job. We are open 24 hours each day. It lives in you. You bring it home and you embrace it, it becomes part of your family’s lives,” Marchan said. “The pride I feel for Juliette Manor and the work we do is immeasurable. I am surrounded by staff members who love their work and who genuinely love caring for our residents,” she added.
“Juliette Manor has a culture of commitment and passion that cannot be compared to any other. This culture and dedication touches the lives of our residents and families every day. That is why we all go into healthcare – to make a difference and to help others,” she concluded.
Juliette Manor is a new member of the ThedaCare family. “ThedaCare made the commitment early in the affiliation to support the replacement of Juliette Manor and help keep the nursing home industry alive in Berlin. They are an outstanding partner and have provided great resources and support through the planning, design and construction phases of the project,” Marchan said. “ThedaCare offers much experience, expertise, and a commitment to quality that will benefit us in operations and will touch the lives of each of our residents in many ways as we move forward.”
For more than 100 years, ThedaCare™ has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The organization serves over 200,000 patients annually and employs more than 6,800 healthcare professionals throughout the region. ThedaCare has seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London and Wild Rose as well as 35 clinics in 14 counties. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a non-profit healthcare organization with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs as well as a foundation dedicated to community service. ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center in Appleton opened in February. For more information, visit www.thedacare.org or follow ThedaCare on Facebook and Twitter.