Fifty years after the acquisition of Oak Ridge Nursing and Rehab and it becoming one of the first in the state to certify students in the Nurse Aide Program, Blueprint orchestrated the culmination of an epic run of ownership and loyal leadership within the community. It began when two young Queen’s Nurses from Europe voyaged across the Atlantic to serve as public health nurses in Canada. Their journey then led them to Alaska and eventually to southwest Arkansas where they discovered a local nursing home for sale. Having already spent several years in healthcare services, the women decided Oak Ridge would be their next venture in their mission to serve others.
Blueprint was engaged to conduct a confidential sale, and the process procured a well-respected, capable successor to continue the facility’s reputation of delivering quality care to its residents. While Blueprint interviewed suitors with competitive proposals from both in-state and out-of-state prospects, Reliance Health Care, an Arkansas-based owner-operator with a proven track record and established regional presence, ultimately prevailed as the purchaser.
Ben Firestone, Michael Segal, and Brooks Blackmon were the lead advisors on the transaction.
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