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July 31, 2015 bchc-news

Long Term Care at BCHC Changes Name to Lexington Estate; Tying to Buchanan County History

Long Term Care at BCHC has been renamed to Lexington Estate.  Opening its doors in 1968 Lexington Estate at BCHC has provided compassionate and quality care to the aging population of Buchanan County for over forty-five years.  Lexington Estate is a 39-bed certified nursing facility attached to the campus of BCHC; allowing for optimal medical attention when illnesses and emergencies arise.

The renaming of Long Term Care at BCHC establishes the enhanced commitment to providing excellent quality of life to residents and to ensure trust and comfort to residents and their families.  “We chose to change Long Term Care’s name to Lexington Estate not only to give our facility an updated look, but also to connect to the community while instilling our commitment to excellence,” commented Angel Decker, Director of Long Term Care.

The name selection of Lexington Estate refers to historic horse racing TrottingStallionAxtell (1)that took place in Independence in the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s.  Independence was nationally known and referred to as “Lexington of the North.”  This came about as a result of the financial success of Charles W. Williams. In 1885, Williams purchased two mares, each of which gave birth to a stallion. These two stallions, named Axtel and Allerton, went on to set world trotting records.  “We are proud to be able to honor the history of Independence in this manner and look forward to bringing a piece of the past with us into the future,” Decker added.

In addition to providing certified nursing care, Lexington Estate offers a variety of amenities and activities with the convenience of medical services on site.  For more information about Lexington Estate at BCHC, or to schedule a tour, contact 319-332-0915.  To learn more about BCHC and its services, visit www.bchealth.org or follow Buchanan County Health Center on Facebook.





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