Reno nursing facility sold to Ensign

The 99-bed Rosewood Rehabilitation Center, a skilled nursing facility in Reno, has been acquired by The Ensign Group Inc. of Mission Viejo, Calif.

Publicly held, The Ensign Group said it purchased the facility at 2045 Silverada Blvd. in a cash transaction. It didn't provide further details.

Rosewood Rehabilitation Center previously had been owned by Tom and Linda Morton, who operated it for five years. Tom Morton, its administrator, is retiring.

The facility had an occupancy rate of 69 percent when the acquisition closed on Dec. 1.

It will be operated by Northern Pioneer Healthcare, a northern California subsidiary of Ensign.

Cory Monette, president of Northern Pioneer Healthcare, said the company was drawn to Rosewood's excellent clinical history, stable long-term staff and good reputation in the community.

Rusty Marsh, a longtime Ensign administrator, has been named executive director of Rosewood.

Ensign owns 101 healthcare facilities, three hospice companies and four home health businesses in 10 states.


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