About Us

Finding the right health care for you or your loved one is an important decision. You want assurance that not only will you find the best health care possible, but that you will also find a compassionate staff who will help you with your questions and needs.

Jenkins Care Community has a long established reputation for just that: The best possible health care in a friendly, homelike environment.


Our Key Staff

Bill Potter, LNHA, Chief Executive Officer
David Nichols, Chief Financial Officer
Megan Cline Arthur, Director of Admissions
Courtney Wiggins, Social Service Coordinator
Tina Fisher, Director of Nursing
Rhonda Boyd, Assistant Director of Nursing
Carolyn Woods, Quality Assurance
Mandy Stacey, Activity Director
Gary Tribe, Dietary Manager
Tammy Shover, Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor
Mike Hale, Maintenance Supervisor

Dr. Marla Haller, Medical Director

Established in 1971

In 1968, a group of public spirited citizens established Jackson County Health Facilities, Inc., which obtained Federal funding through the Appalachian Regional Commission. The Federal funds were matched with funds from the late Congressman Thomas A. Jenkins.

Jackson County Health Facilities, Inc. pursued three dreams: a nursing facility, a public health building and a medical clinic.

  • 1971 - The 40 bed Long Term Care facility opened.
  • 1975 - The B. J. Allison Public Health Center was built in Jackson by obtaining grant money.
  • 1977 - The Jenkins Memorial Clinic was completed and later transferred to Holzer Medical Center to provide physicians for our area.

It is our mission to provide for those who seek our help:

  • The Best Possible Health Care
  • In an Efficient and Effective Environment
  • Of Love and Caring, and the
  • Realization by All of the Dignity of Human Life


  • 1983 - Expanded from 40 beds to 43 beds on the west wing
  • 1989 - Added 16 beds and built the Maple Lane Community
  • 1992 - Established the first Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Community for Jackson County and surrounding areas
  • 1993 - Built the first Assisted Living Community in Jackson County
  • 1996 - Enlarged the front lobby and established better office spaces
  • 2003 - Created new dining and activity areas
  • 2004 - Created a new entrance with a portico, to better connect all the communities, enlarged the beauty shop, created a new family lounge and chapel, enlarged the therapy gym, built new office spaces, created a classroom, and built a new great room for large gatherings
  • 2006 to present - Creating more programs, outdoor gardens and walking paths with a continual focus on "Person Centered Care"
  • 2009 - Enhanced the rehabilitation areas to include private rooms
  • 2017 - Constructed a new 12,500 square foot Assisted Living Wing