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Published: Friday, 6/11/2010

Wood Co. selling rights to nursing home beds

BOWLING GREEN — The county-owned Wood Haven Health Care is selling the rights to 28 certified nursing home beds.

County commissioners yesterday authorized advertising for bids for the nursing home beds with minimum bidding beginning at $25,000 per bed.

County Administrator Andrew Kalmar said Wood Haven has 127 certified Medicare/Medicaid beds, but has been operating as a 99-bed facility for several years since converting some double rooms to private rooms.

He said the decision was made to sell the excess beds following a recent change in state law that makes it legal for certified nursing home beds to be sold or transferred across county lines.

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