Pleasant View Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility
by Graham Sturgeon, co-editor
Pleasant View was unveiled to the public today, Thursday, Jan. 4, with a ribbon cutting and open house, which was followed by guided tours of the new 103,000-square-foot facility that is located in The Commons medical complex in Caledonia Township. Pleasant View, also known as the county-owned Shiawassee County Medical Care Facility, replaces the current facility that is located on Norton Street in Corunna. Pleasant View’s earliest predecessor, the Shiawassee County Poor Farm, opened in 1847, meaning Pleasant View will celebrate 175 years as Shiawassee County’s medical facility this year.
The transition of patients into the new facility will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Pleasant View provides long-term skilled nursing, memory, hospice and short-term rehabilitation care to more than 120 residents. The current facility opened in 1953, and the building will revert to the city of Corunna on Thursday, Feb. 1.
Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and Shiawassee County dignitaries gathered around Pleasant View Administrator Shana Espinoza (holding scissors) for the ribbon cutting. Espinoza was assisted in cutting the ribbon by original Pleasant View nurse and WWII veteran Irene Hosking.
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)