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About Us

Rainbow over EKVCThe Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center opened its doors on March 21, 2002.  Since that day we have had the pleasure of having 851 of Kentucky's Veterans call our facility home.  EKVC is one of three long-term care facilities operated by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.  EKVC along with its sister facilities, The Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, KY and The Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, KY forms KDVA's Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers. 

Our 120 bed long-term care facility is comprised of 3 nursing units.  Our 30 bed unit located on the first floor is for special needs/dementia care.  We have two nursing units upstairs for skilled/intermediate care that are 45 beds each.

EKVC is dedicated to promoting and maintaining a standard of excellence. Emphasis shall be placed on preservation of residents’ rights and assisting the residents in maintaining the highest possible level of independence.  This includes being treated as an individual, with the right to privacy and preservation of dignity.  We strive to provide quality care in a home-like environment.

Mission Statement

EKVC is dedicated to promoting and maintaining a standard of excellence. Emphasis shall be placed on preservation of residents’ rights and assisting the residents in maintaining the highest possible level of independence.  This includes being treated as an individual, with the right to privacy and preservation of dignity.

EKVC shall adhere to all state and federal laws and regulations and strive to exceed minimum standards to assure the health, safety and emotional well-being of the residents. EKVC staff and residents will work as a team to accomplish these goals.

In an effort to remain current on health care trends for the elderly, staff education shall be accomplished through in-service, both formal and informal, and by collaborating with other agencies for the purpose of sharing knowledge.

The services of volunteers shall be solicited and used to their fullest extent to assist the veterans in achieving their maximum potential of independence. Community involvement with the residents is encouraged.

Meet Our Administrator

Neil A. Napier, LNHA,CTRS

Neil A. NapierNeil has been at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center since March 2006. Neil received his Bachelors as well as his Masters of Science in Recreation and Park Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He is also a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist and served as the facilities Activities Director before becoming the Administrator in May 2012. Neil is the son of an Army Veteran and is proud to serve all of our Kentucky Veterans.

Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center
200 Veterans Dr.
Hazard, KY 41701
Phone: 606-435-6196 / 877-856-0004 (in KY only)
Fax: 606-435-6201
 

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