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Bainbridge nursing home changes hands

Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge is under new ownership.

EnsignGroup_logo296WThe for-profit, 69-bed skilled nursing home was purchased Friday by The Ensign Group, Inc.  Ensign bought both the nursing home operation and real estate at 835 Madison Ave. N, according to a news release.

The sale hadn’t been recorded with the county as of Monday and a sales price wasn’t available.

Ensign owns 150 health care facilities in the western United States, including nine in Washington. The Bainbridge Island nursing home will be operated under Pennant, Ensign’s subsidiary in the Northwest.

“This Bainbridge team of caregivers has offered devoted service to patients and family members for many years and we look forward to working together as we strive to deliver top-notch care to this community,” Pennant President Spencer Burton said in the release.

Island Health and Rehabilitation was previously owned by Extendicare, which still owns Bremerton Health and Rehabilitation and Forest Ridge Health and Rehabilitation.

Island Health and Rehab underwent a recent revamp to improve its quality ratings.  The nursing home currently has a five-star “much above average” rating on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website.

You can find quality ratings and deficiency reports for all Kitsap County nursing homes in the Sun’s nursing home database.