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PruittHealth – Crestwood Resident Spends a Day in Oz

​Healthcare Center Partners with Second Wind Dreams to grant resident wish

VALDOSTA, GA (April 2018) – PruittHealth – Crestwood partnered with Second Wind Dreams, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the perception of aging, to grant the dream of resident Nancy Jones as part of the Committed to Caring Challenge.

The Committed to Caring Challenge was designed to help enhance their patients' lives by recognizing and fulfilling their dreams. All 180 PruittHealth locations are encouraged to participate in this challenge, which allows patients at each facility to experience a dream they may not otherwise have been able to do, such as becoming a flight attendant or performing a skydive.

Ms. Jones, a fan of The Wizard of Oz, wished to experience being Dorothy for the day, complete with braids, blue gingham dress and sparkly red shoes. She was escorted to Wild Adventures Theme Park, where she was named an honorary zookeeper for the day and given the chance interact with Shirley the elephant, who provided Jones with a one-of-a-kind painting by the elephant that was then signed by the zookeepers. She was also taken on a hot air balloon ride. It was a magical day over the rainbow.

About PruittHealth
Since 1969, PruittHealth has been a family-owned organization committed to the care of patients in our communities. We provide a seamless network of post-acute care services and resources, offering skilled nursing care, home health care, end-of-life hospice care, rehabilitation, and pharmacy/infusion services across the Southeast. Our organization is well known for its holistic model of care, as well as its proactive performance improvement programs, and its continuous commitment to caring and to quality. We serve communities across more than 170 provider locations throughout Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The PruittHealth seamless care network ensures that on any given day, our 24,000 patients are cared for by PruittHealth's 16,000 employed partners. Our highly-trained staff and commitment to providing each patient and their family with the level of care and dignity we would expect for our own loved ones are why PruittHealth has remained a leader in healthcare for more than 45 years. For more information please visit: www.PruittHealth.com.

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