Morehead City Town Council members, Diane Warrander and Bill Taylor talk with members of Embassy Healthcare, developers following ground breaking ceremonies of the new 92 bed long term care facility under construction on Galantis Drive, Morehead City.

MOREHEAD CITY - Embassy Healthcare, a multi-state operator of long-term care facilities, has begun construction of a 92-bed facility located on Galantis Drive, Morehead City, not far from the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center.

Owners George Repchick and Aaron Handler visited the four-acre site last week for a groundbreaking ceremony and to announce their plans for a 70 thousand-square-foot building and operation that is anticipated to employ over 100 people.

In addition to 26 rooms for assisted living residents, there will also be 42 beds for residents requiring skilled nursing as well as 24 spaces dedicated to Memory Care residents.

During the brief ceremony, the owners noted that the effort has been three years in the making and at times was in jeopardy of not being constructed because of challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and various Certificate of Need requirements established by the state.

Under CON regulations, Embassy Healthcare is restricted to the number of clients they are allowed to serve. The company is utilizing the bed allotments that were designated to Sailors Snug Harbor, a former long-term care facility in Sea Level that closed in December 2019.

Embassy Healthcare is partnering with the Leo Brown Group, an Indiana-based development firm that is focused on senior housing, post-acute, and behavioral healthcare facilities. The developer is using Architectual Concepts for design of the facility to be built by Campbell Construction Co.

Embassy Healthcare, an Ohio-based company, currently owns and operates 34 long-term and assisted living facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida with the Morehead City facility being the company’s first investment in the state.

(4) comments

David Collins

What’s in a name . Apparently not much . Looked them up and the BBB gave them a C+ score . Yeah , just what we need . More vultures .


Vultures indeed! A modest assisted living will run about 4k a month, a swank one 15k. be warned there is a 5 yr lookback( on finances) for medicare/caid to pay ANYTHING, and what they do pay amounts to a shared room in a hovel. the sad truth is a lifetimes of assets disappear in 3-4 years for modest assisted living, you can halve that for more care required. Smart folks plan ahead, an irrevocable trust to protect your assets is your best move. Even folks of modest means who have a asset like a house need to set something up, or sure as god made green apples the eldercare industry will take it all. ( while providing mediocre care from underpaid and overworked staff)

David Collins

These private for profit elder warehouses will toss you to the curb should you run out of assets before you run out of time . Drew is correct . Be super careful before signing anything for they do charge for anything and everything and per contract get it as well . Hate to say it but a Competent Elder Care attorney is invaluable and needs to review the contract before anyone signs anything .

Have always felt that this industry is rather shady and should be avoided . Not illegal but fast and loose with the claims of caring for loved ones , high standards , qualified care givers/nurses and all that . But they do have no end of catchy names . Marketing !

Joseph McIntyre

Not all companies like this are the evil vultures like you say they are. My mother needed this type of service in this area last year and we had to move her 30 minutes away because there were no open spots for her in town. The option we moved her to was NOT great. I for one

am glad something new and nice is being built here.

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