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Expansion will boost Pearl’s rehab services
Lisa Sienkiewicz shows off the result of a remodel that expanded The Pearl at Kruse Way rehab health center.
Abstract from The West Linn Tidings, Jan 19, 2012
BY CLIFF NEWELL
The Lake Oswego Review, Jan 19, 2012
Thanks to the big new expansion at The Pearl at Kruse Way Rehabilitation Health Center, Lisa Sienkiewicz can now tell people “Yes” instead of “No.”
“We’ve been waiting a long time for this,” said Sienkiewicz, who has been the center’s administrator for the past four years. “We started with 29 rehabilitation beds and that remained what we had until last year.
“We have eight hospitals partnering with us in all, and so often I would have to say, ‘No, we can’t take your patient. We’re full.’ That didn’t go over very well. Every month we had to turn away from 3 to 30 patients.”
Amy Rosenberg, public relations representative for The Pearl, said, “This was hard because Lake Oswego people wanted their loved ones to be close to home so they could visit them.”