From the Desk of the Administrator

Jim Harkness



Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I would like to take a moment and let you all know that we will be making some changes with our rooms at Mill Valley.  We plan to offer more large private rooms to our resident’s and families.  We will be converting over some our semi-private rooms to the large private rooms.  We are excited to be able to do this for our residents, however it will mean moving a few people around and placing people into the appropriate room.  Our intent is not to upset anyone, and we will be as accommodating as possible.  We will properly inform families and residents prior to any move taking place.

We recently had our annual inspection by the Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals.  It went very well.  We received no deficiencies in nursing.  In fact, I don’t believe we have had a nursing deficiency in 4 or 5 years.  I’m very proud of my staff.  Our survey results can be viewed on line at nursing home compare on the website.  We also have a paper copy available outside my office.  Thank you all and have a great Holiday Season.