Kissito Healthcare: Yuma, AZ
“Approximately 40 interested Yumans showed up this morning to watch ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Yuma County Nursing Home,” according to the Yuma Daily Sun on August 26th, 1964. Eighty residents made the move to their new home on school buses the February following.
It was a $500,000 building then – with a lot of excitement surrounding it. Forty-six years later, JMS Builders will have renovated 3.5 million dollars worth of improvements on the 53,000-square-foot Palm View facility. The project commenced in December of 2010 and will continue into February of 2012.
After the renovation, architecture and décor will be reminiscent of Tuscany, Italy. Home to Michelangelo, da Vinci and the like, Tuscany is known for its rich artistic legacy, beautiful landscapes and vast influence on high culture. Seniors may believe for a moment that they are checking into their summer bed and breakfast along the Mediterranean. With Spanish architectural curvatures, earthy tones and dark-wooded carved furniture, the new Palm View is more comparable to a vacation than a nursing facility.
Thanks to John Surprenant and JMS Builders, resident rooms will have all new furniture and the entire facility will promulgate new floors and fresh paint. The showers will have been completely renovated and so will all nursing stations with new cabinetry and counter tops.
The new structure will allow for more and better-realized services. The former annex will be demolished and the new 7,555-square-foot annex building, in addition to housing a new rehabilitation center, will house the business office, a training classroom and the employee lounge.
Several other staff offices throughout the facility will have been completely renovated with custom cabinets and counter tops. The main dining room will be the “Grand Room” of the facility which will include stain grade red oak trim throughout with new lighting, electronics, paint and flooring. Major electrical and phone systems will be upgraded and data repairs made. Furthermore, a new storage and maintenance shop, new admissions office and a new entrance are in sight which will accommodate a covered drive and portico, new signage, parking lot and an entry that will impart warmth and welcome.
JMS Builders is excited about this 1960’s facility that has more than come alive. Clients and staff member are very satisfied with the progress to date and would agree that JMS can bring exciting ideas to your new and old building needs.