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Hartville Maintenance Coordinator Named July 2017 Long-Term Care “Hero”

The state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities has honored a Hartville, Ohio Maintenance Coordinator as its July 2017 “Hero of Long-Term Care.”

Bryan Keim, Maintenance Coordinator at Altercare of Hartville Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, Hartville, Ohio, has been selected by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) as its Hero of Long-Term Care for July 2017. OHCA honors one long-term care employee each month for their service to long-term caregivers, residents and the community.
Keim will be featured on the OHCA website ( during the month of July, and will be recognized at the Association’s 2018 Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio.

Shelly Fink, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator at Altercare Hartville Center, says that Keim is passionate about serving the facility’s residents and the community.

"Bryan has a contagious positive attitude, a sense that nothing is impossible, and a we-can-do-it spirit,” said Fink. “Bryan doesn’t just care for a building; he cares for the people that live and work here.”

Keim has been employed with Altercare Hartville Center for more than 10 years, and has nearly 25 years of experience in health care service. “Bryan uses his past experiences and life skills to bring the best to our community,” Fink added. “Bryan is not just an employee . . . he is the center of our Harville family.”

In addition to his work at Altercare Hartville Center, Keim runs a remolding business; he also gives back to the community with his participation in scouting activities and fundraising efforts on behalf of the Heart and Alzheimer’s Associations.

“You typically think of maintenance as your go-to ‘fix it person,’ but when you step back and look at the person behind the position you see more than that,” Fink says. “Bryan is instrumental in helping to shape the culture of the facility, showing true compassion and commitment to quality care and customer satisfaction for families, residents and staff.”

Keim was nominated for this award for his countless hours of hard work and dedication, said Fink. “Bryan is truly our Hero of Long Term Care!”

Altercare of Hartville offers a welcoming small-town feel and charm. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized Altercare of Hartville as a five-star provider, and the American Health Care Association has recognized the facility with the prestigious silver award for achievement in quality. The facility is located at 1420 Smith Kramer Rd., Hartville, OH 44632; 330-877-2666. For additional information please go to 

The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit association of more than 900 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and providers serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, representing nearly 90,000 individuals. Many OHCA members also provide a variety of home and community-based services.  OHCA is the largest long-term care association in the state, and the only chartered Ohio affiliate of the American Health Care Association, representing more than 12,000 long-term care facilities nationwide.