The health care industry has always faced challenges, from regulations to service issues. Those who take on these challenges as opportunities for improvement have been able to capitalize on the prospects. One such entrepreneur is Ralph A. Marrinson, a long-time leader and innovator in the field. Working as a stock boy in his father's five-and-dime store, he learned early on the values of foresight, integrity, and dedication. Marrinson is now the founder of family-owned and operated Marrinson Senior Care Residences.
After an extensive career in hospital administration, Marrinson and his late wife, Jeanine, moved to South Florida and opened Manor Pines Nursing and Convalescent Center in 1966. Originally a 120-bed facility, Manor Pines developed into a 206-bed facility. In 1973, they opened the doors of Independence Hall, the first senior residential residence in Broward County–at a time when few such facilities existed. Currently, the company operates seven facilities that provide options from independent and assisted living to medication management and respite care. With five facilities in South Florida and two in South Carolina, Marrinson and his team of professionals are committed to providing the highest level of service to all residents.