Peoria, IL – Petersen Health Care recently purchased twenty new 2006 Ford Econoline Vans to be used by a number of Petersen Health Care homes. The new vans will be used by the facilities to offer free transportation to the residents of the homes for medical appointments or trips to and from the hospital. The homes will also provide the service of transporting new residents from the hospital to assist hospital personnel with placement of residents requiring short or long term stays at the home. The new vans will be able to transport as many as five residents at one time and are wheel chair accessible.

Petersen Health Care, founded in 1974, is based out of Peoria, Illinois and owns and operates 53 facilities in Iowa and Illinois including, 45 long-term care facilities and 7 Independent/Assisted Living Centers and a 16-bed Developmentally Disabled Group Home. The company employs nearly 4000 and is an active supporter of each of the communities in which they serve.