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New superintendent named at the Ohio Veteran Homes
The Sidney Daily News - 6/10/2018
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Veteran Services has named Terry Prince, a retired U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, the new Superintendent of the Veterans Homes in Sandusky and Georgetown.
“We are excited to have Terry Prince part of our team,” says Director Chip Tansill. “Terry brings a senior level of healthcare experience to our homes after leading teams in the military regional healthcare systems, medical centers and hospitals.”
Prince began his military career in 1986, serving in the Dental Technician and Hospital Corpsman ratings. Over the years, Force Master Chief Prince was assigned to 14 different duty stations including service as the Command Master Chief of Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, and later, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Additionally, he was the senior enlisted advisor to the Defense Health Agency and finally, the Director of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps and Force Master Chief of Navy Medicine.
“I am honored to be selected as Superintendent and serve veterans, their families and our staff at the Ohio Veterans Homes with the full force and effort you would expect from a retired U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman.” says Prince. “There is no greater calling than to help others and my family and I are so excited to have this opportunity to do just that.”
The Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky is a 427-bed nursing home facility. Two levels of care are offered: standard care for those veterans in need of any intermediate level of care, and special care for veterans with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. The home opened in 1888 to care for veterans of the Civil War, and has been in continuous operation since. The Domiciliary offers 206-beds and necessary medical care to eligible veterans who need medical care but are capable of living independently.
The Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown offers 168 beds for nursing home care. Two levels of care are offered: standard care for veterans in need of any intermediate level of care, and special care for veterans with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. The home opened in 2003, and is located in the scenic countryside of Brown County.