Bethesda conducts groundbreaking ceremony

Bill Milligan photo

Bill Milligan photo

Bethesda Health Group conducted a groundbreaking ceremony Friday to celebrate Charless Village, an expansion at the Bethesda Southgate/Bethesda Terrace campus in Oakville that will offer dedicated short-term rehabilitation, assisted living and adult day-club services. With 36 private rooms with private baths and showers, the state-of-the-art Bethesda Rehab and Therapy Center at Bethesda Southgate will offer rehabilitation care for seniors needing additional recovery after a hospital stay. The $15 million project also will include an 18-unit assisted living apartment community and an adult day-care center. Pictured at the ceremony, from left, are: Joe McKee, Paric Construction Co. president; George Clements, Bethesda chairman; John Rowe, Bethesda CEO; Sally Lilly, president of the Charless Foundation Board; Marian Clifford, member of the Bethesda Board of Trustees and the Charless Foundation Board; Joe Brinker, Bethesda President and COO; state Rep. Sue Schoemehl of Oakville; state Sen. Jim Lembke of Lemay; and Mehlville Fire Protection District Chief Tim White.