New South Cove Manor site breaks ground in Quincy
Submitted by South Cove Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
South Cove Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a nursing facility focused on serving Asian elders and their families, broke ground Nov. 28 on a state-of-the-art facility to meet increases in demand and services. The expansion will move the 27-year old organization from its current location in Boston to a new site in Quincy.
South Cove Manor’s new home is 290 Washington Street, Quincy. The facility will feature 141 beds clustered in small resident communities.
Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch said, “South Cove Manor has built an unparalleled reputation for care and service, and we are proud that it sought Quincy for its new state-of-the-art home. Projects like this that create construction jobs, permanent jobs, and improve neighborhoods are happening across our city and we will continue to do everything in our power to help make them reality.”
“Our mission and commitment to providing elders with the highest possible quality of care necessitates a larger, state-of-the-art building that can house more residents and also accommodate a wider range of rehabilitation services and activities,” said South Cove CEO Richard Wong. “We’re very excited about the plans for the new facility, which will offer enhanced amenities such as more single rooms, pleasant common areas and indoor courtyards for dining, gathering and relaxing.”
After exploring possible expansion sites in their current neighborhood without success, South Cove Manor looked to surrounding communities for alternatives. Quincy’s accessibility, shops and amenities for staff and families, available space suitable for building, and growing Asian population made the city attractive to the project organizers.
With this move, about 200 jobs will be in Quincy. In addition, some 225 construction and related jobs will be generated during the building phase.
Financing for the project is being provided through a $19 million bond from MassDevelopment, the state’s economic development finance agency, as well as financing from Cambridge Savings, US Bancorp and the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation. Suffolk Construction has been named to build the new facility.
The project is expected to be completed in early 2014.
Since its founding in 1985, South Cove Manor has averaged more than 99 percent occupancy, and has received the highest five-star quality rating from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, 17 out of 19 deficiency-free ratings from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and has been listed in the U.S. News & World Reports as one of the nation’s best nursing homes.