Ridgeview Medical Center and Intergenerational Living and Health Care partner to develop senior living community in Chaska

Ridgeview Medical Center and Intergenerational Living and Health Care

Chaska, Minn., February 26, 2013–Ridgeview Medical Center and Intergenerational Living and Health Care, Inc. (ILHC) will collaborate to develop a new senior living community in Chaska, Minn. The Legends at Hazeltine (The Legends) will be built at the northeast corner of Highway 41 and Hazeltine Boulevard, in Chaska, Minn.  Construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2013, with an opening in the fall of 2014. The community will offer 125 apartments of assisted living, memory care and care suites, and will operate on an innovative approach that advocates for residents in navigating health care systems.  The Legends at Hazeltine will be owned in a joint-partnership between Ridgeview Medical Center and ILHC. The Goodman Group will provide development and management services.

The Legends brings together private, public and non-profit sectors. It will be the first community of its kind to offer vertical integration of health services in a residential setting. Trained health care staff will use evolving technology to provide residents with information to simplify access to health care providers and records, and will educate them on traditional and alternative treatment choices. In addition, The Legends will expand on the care and services provided by Ridgeview’s Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, Minn., and Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minn. Future plans for The Legends include an outpatient rehabilitation center and sub acute transitional care on-site.

Ridgeview Medical Center, headquartered in Waconia, Minn., is a regional healthcare network servicing five surrounding counties with a reputation for clinical excellence.  One of the largest employers in Carver County with 1,500 employees and 485 volunteers,  Ridgeview is ranked among the top 5% of hospitals in the U.S. and in 2012 won the “HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award.”

ILHC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to create life enriching communities by embracing all generations through innovative services and programs.  They currently operate five communities in four states.  The communities of ILHC are recent recipients of the “National Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award” presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.  And local ILHC community, The Commons on Marice in Eagan, Minn., was a recipient of the “2011 Excellence in Assisted Living Award” presented by Care Providers of Minnesota.

The Goodman Group, headquartered in Chaska, Minn., has nearly 50 years experience in developing and managing senior living communities, healthcare centers, residential communities and commercial properties.  The Goodman Group operates in 10 states.

For additional information on Intergenerational Living and Health Care, visit www.IntergenerationalLearningCenter.org or contact Denise Gustafson at (651) 456-9101. For information on Ridgeview Medical Center, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org or contact Lisa Steinbauer at (952) 442-2191 ext. 6102 or lisa.steinbauer@ridgeviewmedical.org.  For more information on The Legends at Hazeltine, contact Diane Kenney at The Goodman Group at (952) 361-8031 or dkenney@TheGoodmanGroup.com.

Ridgeview Medical Center and Intergenerational Living and Health Care