Earlier this month, Stewart Memorial Community Hospital (SMCH) commemorated the completion of the Macke Rehabilitation Center located on West Main Street in Lake City. The center was completed as part of phase 2 of SMCH’s Putting People First Renovation and Expansion campaign. Putting People First is a $31 million project that broke ground in 2020 to improve efficiency, safety, security, and privacy throughout the hospital. The facility was made possible in large part through a gift from long-time Lake City residents Gus and Nancy Macke. The new facility was designed with every detail in mind, from various exercise and therapy equipment, a basketball hoop, private treatment rooms, and more. SMCH Foundation Director Jesse Underwood says, “It was a touching experience to witness their reactions to our new rehab center. Words truly can’t describe how grateful we are to the Macke’s for helping make this vision a reality.” SMCH Rehabilitation Services is proud to have a highly qualified and experienced staff of four physical therapists, three speech therapists, and two occupational therapists who specialize in treating various disorders and injuries. Photos from the ribbon cutting can be found included with this story on our website.
(Pictures from SMCH)