Metzmeier honored for his work in long-term care

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By The Staff

Don Metzmeier, a fixture in the Campbellsville nursing home business, was honored with a Chairman's Citation for his years working in long-term care at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities' Annual Awards Night.

The Chairman's Citation spotlights an individual who has dedicated their lives to improving the providing quality care to the state's elderly and disabled. The Metzmeier family owned and operated Metzmeier Nursing Home in Campbellsville for more than 40 years.

Metzmeier's mother, Mary, founded the facility in 1952, the first nursing home established in Campbellsville. In 1966, an addition increased the capacity to 43 beds before being torn down in 1972. One year later, a third building was constructed for 71 beds. During that time, Mary Metzmeier retired and Don was appointed administrator.

"KAHCF appreciates the leadership and lifetime dedicated to long-term care exhibited by Mr. Metzmeier," said KAHCF board chair Mary Haynes. "People like him have paved the way for us today to provide quality care to those who need it."

The presentation was made at the KAHCF's annual meeting. KAHCF is the trade association that represents proprietary and nonproprietary long-term care facilities across the state.