Genesis takes over Sandy River


PORTLAND – Genesis HealthCare, a long-term care provider, is now responsible for the day-to-day operations of 11 Sandy River Health System long-term care centers.

The 11 include Marshwood Center for Health Care and Rehabilitation in Lewiston and the Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington.

Genesis began operating the centers last week following the signing of a lease-purchase agreement with Sandy River Health System and receiving licensing approval from the state.

The lease-purchase covers all Sandy River facilities, which contain 968 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.

Sandy River chief operating officer Chip Cooper has joined Genesis as vice president of operations overseeing all 11 centers. Genesis will maintain a regional office in Portland.