Sevierville, Tenn. – (Oct. 7, 2022) – LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center has announced the sale of its operating license to Ocoee Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization based in Cleveland, Tennessee. Ocoee operates a senior retirement community and four skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Tennessee, including Sevierville Health and Rehabilitation Center.
LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center is an affiliate of LeConte Medical Center and Covenant Health, and has provided high quality long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services in Sevier County for more than 40 years. Known for its family-centered approach to care and convenient location across from LeConte Medical Center, the Center currently has about 20 residents.
LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center will close Dec. 2. Current residents will have the opportunity to relocate to other facilities, including Sevierville Health and Rehabilitation Center, a transition of less than two miles. Services at Sevierville Health and Rehabilitation Center include skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, respite care and dementia care. Residents will have access to a newer, larger facility with expanded amenities such as a healing garden and a “graceful living” approach to dining, activities and therapies.
If a resident wishes to consider other options, LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center will help identify alternatives and assist with a successful transition.
Employees of LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center also have been offered continued employment and benefits at Sevierville Health and Rehabilitation Center, or they may apply for other opportunities at LeConte Medical Center and Covenant Health.
“At LeConte Health and Rehab Center, we have been committed to person-centered care and we have always considered our residents to be family. We are privileged to have cared for many wonderful people over the past several decades,” said Aaron Burns, president and chief administrative officer at LeConte Medical Center. “We’re also pleased to offer our residents the opportunity to continue living in a safe, comfortable environment with dedicated caregivers, additional services and new amenities.”