A new management team will be taking over the operation of Eunice Smith Home in Alton. Beginning January 1, Bethesda Health Group will assume management of operations at the facilities. Operational management includes all aspects of residential care, staffing and business functions.
Among the areas in which Bethesda hopes to improve upon are electronic records technology and operating efficiencies. Bethesda is a local organization with extensive expertise and experience in long-term care that also shares the organizational values of BJC HealthCare, according to Sandra Van Trease, BJC group president. Bethesda will assume employment of all Eunice Smith staff, and both parties, according to a written statement, are committed to ensuring a smooth transition for residents and staff.