Friday, September 28, 2012
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Mason City Area Nursing Home names new administrator

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[September 28, 2012]  MASON CITY -- Christine Banks, of Jacksonville, has been named administrator at Mason City Area Nursing Home. As administrator, Banks has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the facility, which achieved the highest possible "Overall Rating" for nursing homes of five stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services earlier this year. The facility is licensed for 102 beds.

Banks has been with Heritage Enterprises since 1999. She started as social services coordinator at the Heritage facility in Normal and has held the positions of assistant administrator and administrator at Heritage facilities in Jacksonville and Colfax, respectively. She earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Illinois State University.

"I am looking forward to upholding the reputation of this fine senior care facility in Mason City and contributing to the quality of life of this close-knit community," Banks said.

She started as administrator at the nursing home on Sept. 17.

Mason City Area Nursing home has been managed by Heritage Enterprises since 1989. Heritage was founded in 1962 and is involved in a variety of residential and health care services for seniors, including skilled and intermediate nursing care, sheltered care, respite care, therapy and institutional pharmacy, supportive living facilities, licensed assisted living, and independent living.

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Heritage Enterprises opened the first Heritage Manor Nursing Home (now Heritage Health: Therapy & Senior Care) in Bloomington in 1963 and now owns or manages 38 facilities throughout Illinois. The Heritage headquarters is located in Bloomington. For more information about Mason City Area Nursing Home, visit

[Text from news release received from Heritage Enterprises]

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