In December 2016 Smith/Packett was awarded a Certificate of Public Need for 30 additional skilled nursing beds at Dockside Health and Rehab Center located in Middlesex County, Virginia, by the State of Virginia’s Department of Certificate of Public Need. Smith/Packett was awarded the beds after participating in a lengthy competitive application process that included public hearings with the State. The successful application required coordination with both local and state government and received overwhelming community support from Middlesex County and beyond. Smith/Packett’s application was approved in part due to the ability of Smith/Packett and Saber Healthcare Group, the facility’s operator, to deliver projects that provide a high level of patient care and also have a track record of being cost-efficient.
The addition of 30 skilled nursing beds, which will be located in a new purpose-built wing, is scheduled to be completed by year-end 2018. Residents of Middlesex County will benefit from increased access to quality skilled care. The 30-bed addition follows a multi-million dollar renovation of the existing facility that was completed in 2016. Due to Smith/Packett’s proven track record of performance, the previous owner, Mizpah Healthcare Center, contacted us to purchase Dockside. Dockside is one of the first nursing homes in the state of Virginia dedicated to the care of seniors.