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29 REHABILITATION SPECIALISTS Whether a patient is going to be a long or short term resident, they have access to our Rehabilitation Services to maintain or improve their independence and functional abilities as well as quality of life. SERVICES INCLUDE: OUR MISSION STATEMENT We are committed to providing the highest quality of care & service assuring human dignity & quality of life for our residents, their families and our employees. Kind, Compassionate Care 7 Days A Week WILLOW CREEK N U R S I N G & R E H A B I L I TAT I O N C E N T E R 2401 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC Contact Chauncey Wooten, Admissions Director at 919-750-6861 for a Tour 64DCT0217J© COME TOUR OUR NEW 36 BED REHAB UNIT OFFERING PRIVATE ROOMS AND A WHOLE NEW LOOK! • Medicare/Medicaid Certified • Registered, Licensed, Certified Staff • 24 Hour Skilled Nursing Services • Private & Semi-private Accommodations • Rehabilitation Programs (Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy) • Restorative Nursing • Registered Dietician • Selective Menus • Wound Care • Full-time Social Service & Activity Staff • Podiatry Services • Eye Care Services • Dental Services • Psychiatric Services • Hospice Services • Respite Care • On-site Beauty Shop WISH Continued from 26 Action Teams for Community Health — which serves the uninsured population of Wayne County with health services — has taken this experience and gotten more grants," Dr. Tayloe said. Mrs. Lee-Elmore was brought on as a grant writer for WISH, working on the original grant through Duke Endowment along with Allison Pridgen, then working for WCPS. "In the process of that, Robert Wood Johnson had a grant and they were looking at the same thing the Duke Endowment was so we submitted to that, also," Mrs. Hill said. "We were accepted for both but you could only accept one. So we took the Robert Wood Johnson grant. That was a three-year grant for $470,000 and that is how it all began." The initial grant established two school-based centers in December 1997, at Goldsboro and Brog- den middle schools. "Our goal was to have at least maybe 30 or 45 percent enrolled by the end of that school year," she said. "By the end of that school year it was way over, right at 60 percent enrolled." Other funding sources were pursued, resulting in a center being added at Dillard Middle School. Then a grant from Kate B. Reynolds funded a fourth site in the southern end of the county, at Mount Olive Middle. "We were really showing improvements in attendance, health issues, pregnancy rates were dropping, immunizations updated, all of that," Mrs. Hill said. "What we found after that first four-year period, because we had fifth, sixth, sev- enth and eighth grades at some of our schools, is that once they got to high school they no longer had the services." The city of Goldsboro was approached and came through for the program to hire a nurse at Golds- boro High School. But the same issues were need- ed in the southern end, with Kate B. Reynolds helping establish a site at Southern Wayne High School. Dr. Tayloe was brought on as medical director for WISH and continues to be a strong advocate for the program. Phyllis Hill, executive director of Wayne Initiative for School Health, leads a meeting for the WISH nurses from around the county at Wayne Academy on Thursday, January 26. See WISH, Page 30

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