CHARLES CITY | A Charles City nursing facility will close in December, the facility announced Wednesday.

Cedar Health, a 57-bed facility, is located at 807 Fifth St. in Charles City. Residents and other parties were notified by mail of the closure, giving them 60 days’ notice.

Mike Steinkruger, managing member of MMS Healthcare, LLC who operates Cedar Health, was did not immediately respond to two phone calls and voice messages for comment.

Steinkruger cited financial uncertainties for the closure. 

The facility has a one-star rating out of five stars on Medicare.gov. According to Medicare online records, over the last reporting year from Sept. 1, 2016, to Aug. 31, 2017, there were two complaint inspections and one standard inspection.

In the July 20, 2017, inspection, three quality care deficiencies, two environmental deficiencies, and one administration deficiency were found.

The original nursing home was built in 1958 and called Salisbury Nursing Home, which was operated as Salisbury Baptist Home until 2007. ACC Enterprises then purchased the home and updated the two-story structure.

In 2014, Steinkruger purchased Cedar Health and helped create Cedar Services which includes Cedar Health and Cedar Bridge, a rehab to home.

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