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Aberdeen American News: Bethesda Evolves through 50 Years

Thanks to Katherine Grandstrand and John Davis of the Aberdeen News for sharing our story of 50 years of service in the community/region.

Below is an excerpt from the story featuring an interview with Scott Eisenbeisz, CEO/Administrator for Bethesda Aberdeen.

Bethesda evolves through 50 years
By Katherine Grandstrand kgrandstrand@aberdeennews.com

On Dec. 26, 1969, a new nursing home opened in Aberdeen.It was one of many opening up at this time, as changes were coming to the way Americans cared for their elders, aided by the social programs passed as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.

“With the different levels of care, Bethesda has made it easy for residents to transition through the facilities as they age,” Eisenbiesz said.

“Some of our residents, started with K.O. Lee Adult Day Health Center. As we see people changing in their status, we can start working on a plan. The different levels — skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living — might not have been the original vision for the campus, but it’s evolved well,” he said.

You can read the entire story and view celebration photos at:

American News photos taken by John Davis at 50th Anniversary Celebration on 12/26/2019.