Lutheran Homes Society (LHS) held a ceremony on April 20, 2011, to bless the construction of The Labuhn Center for Rehabilitation Services, which will be located on the Lutheran Home at Toledo campus, 131 N. Wheeling Street, Toledo. The $4 million expansion will add 27 private rooms for short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. The Labuhn Center is designed to provide person-centered care for patients. The renovations will allow both nurses and therapists to increase the level and type of care provided in the new therapy space and will incorporate many comforts of home to enhance the overall rehabilitation experience.
The center is to be named after The Rev. Gerald H. Labuhn, LHS Executive Director Emeritus and Archivist, who has served LHS in various capacities for 60 years. Pastor Labuhn served as Executive Director of Lutheran Homes Society from 1964 to 1994. The Labuhn Center is scheduled to open in the spring of 2012 and renovation of the existing skilled nursing and rehabilitation unit will begin following the center’s completion.
“He personally stands for the hope and healing work that the Society has done over the years and continues to do today, Roberts said. “He has been an inspiration to residents, board members, volunteers, donors and all who have worked for him in this ministry to youth and elderly,” said David Roberts, LHS President/CEO.