Near midnight on the night of April 18, 2017, we experienced a catastrophe – a six inch steel pipe under tremendous pressure under the floor near the front entrance gave way, and we had a flood on our hands! Because of the extent of the damage, the water being turned off to the building, and our fire sprinkler system being out of commission, we had to evacuate all of our residents to other homes. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our local EMS and Fire crews, other facilities, our staff, and the many volunteers from the community who helped us throughout the night hours and in the following days. Restoration efforts were made immediately, and we were able to bring all our residents back home within two weeks!
Since “The Flood”, we have updated the Front Entrance and Fireside Room, and remodeled the Business Office, H.I.M. Office, and Main Unit Charge Nurse area. We look forward to continued updates in the future!
In April of 1992, we expanded hall 3 with 16 more beds to bring our total occupancy to 82 beds. On June 1 of 2010, we decreased our bed count to 77, due to changing 5 double rooms into large private rooms due to a demand for this type of occupancy. In April of ’93, we added eight Self Care or Independent living units to the east of the Manor; this complex maintains a 100% occupancy rate. In 2000, we renovated the front of the Manor to include a common area fireside room for the residents. A few years later the central area was renovated into a residents’ library and the nurses’ stations were relocated. In 2009 we added solariums on Friendship Lane and Rosewood Avenue, which have been appreciated by all.
In July of 2015 we opened up our new addition to the north, which included 26 private rooms, a new dining room, offices, and various common areas. This addition gave us the ability to turn all but 5 of our rooms into private rooms. Since then we have remodeled Sunshine Diner, Magnolia Drive, and turned the old kitchen area into new office and staff education areas.
To date, there are 13 congregations of the same constituency church with a board member chosen from each congregation to be a representative on the Manor Board. An executive board consists of the Chairman, Assistant Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer. This board meets on the 3rd Monday of every month to go over the financial status, census, employee issues, as well as any other concerns.
Supporting Congregations – Church of God in Christ, Mennonite
|Alexanderfeld Congregation – Hillsboro, Kan.
|Grace Congregation – Halstead, Kan.
|Smokey Hills Congregation – Windom, Kan.
|Eden Congregation – Burns, Kan.
|Lone Tree Congregation – Galva, Kan.
|Suncrest Congregation – Galva, Kan.
|GardenView Congregation – Halstead, Kan.
|Meridian Congregation – Hesston, Kan.
|United Center Congregation – Galva, Kan.
|Gospel Congregation – Moundridge, Kan.
|Morningstar Congregation – Durham, Kan.
|Zion Congregation – Inman, Kan.
|Sedgwick Congregation – Sedgwick, Kan.
The manor has a payroll list of around 165 employees which includes part time and full time. Our Administrator, Kevin Unruh, assumed his present position on August 1, 2014. He has spent the past 14 years with us, first serving as Office Manager and Administrator in Training.