The Carolyn Boone Lewis Health Care Center (CBL) is a 183-bed nursing home located in Southeast, Washington, D.C. CBL is one of the largest businesses in southeast Washington, with nearly 250 employees. CBL offers intermediate, skilled and respite (short term) nursing care.
CBL, formerly the Health Care Institute (HCI), opened in July 1982 with a commitment to education. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CBL was one of only 11 nursing homes in the nation with a teaching program. Today, CBL partners with several teaching institutions in the Washington-metropolitan area on gerontological care.
The philosophy at CBL is one in which services are provided in a caring, intimate and wholistic fashion. CBL’s staff participate as members of care teams, with the sole purpose of providing each resident with an individualized care plan. The team includes physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, recreational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, dentists, podiatrists, psychiatrists and pastoral personnel.
CBL is named after Carolyn Boone Lewis, a former board member, national health care advocate, long-term resident of Southeast, Washington, and the first African-American woman to Chair the American Hospital Association.
CBL is owned by Nexus Health, a not-for-profit health care company based in Oxon Hill, Maryland (www.NexusHealth.org). The Company also owns the Fort Washington Medical Center located in Fort Washington, Maryland (www.fortwashingtonmc.org).