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DFAR11: Read Cloister Nursing Community Transformations
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Architect: Cummings & McCrady, Inc.
Bishop Gadsden Community has renovated and enlarged the skilled care nursing dining area to eliminate institutional food service and support culture change in a modern resort/hospitality environment.