West Des Moines, IA, April 1, 2020 – Contract therapy and rehabilitation consulting provider Blue Stone Therapy Solutions has changed its name to Blue Stone Therapy. The West Des Moines based Contract Therapy Company employs 485 therapists and provides services to communities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota.

Blue Stone Therapy was founded in 2009 by the operator of a group of Skilled Nursing Facilities to improve the consistency, reliability, and quality of rehabilitation services at his eight communities across Iowa. This unique industry perspective and relentless focus on patient-centered care quickly gained traction when long-term care providers began to focus on performance improvements, quality measurements, fall prevention, lowering rehospitalizations, and improving star ratings.

“We’ve been very fortunate to have great clients and partners to build strength and enhance so many lives over the last 10 years,” said Doug Johnson, Blue Stone Therapy Founder & CEO. “Our Contract Rehab Company continues to grow and evolve as the long-term care profession continues to shift. It was time to update our logo to reflect our forward movement as the profession’s landscape changes.”

The regional rehabilitation therapy provider currently provides services at Skilled Nursing Facilities, Independent Living Communities, Assisted Living Communities and Home Healthcare Agencies. Blue Stone Therapy originally took its name and brand identity from the sapphire, which is the most precious blue gemstone.

“Blue gemstones have been used for centuries because of their healing properties and the way they enhance calmness. We chose the sapphire originally because it is a symbol of integrity and healing,” Johnson said. “Our solutions have become foregone conclusion; they are already a part of who we are. We are known as Blue Stone Therapy in every market we serve. I’m proud of the culture we’ve built and how we’ve helped our clients become stronger, more connected, and more insightful through the years.”

Blue Stone Therapy’s core business continues to be full-service contract therapy services at for-profit Skilled Nursing Facilities and not-for-profit Senior Living Communities. The company is known for its excellent staffing, superior clinical services, technology leadership, and outstanding company culture.

“We haven’t changed who we are or the operating principles that have made us successful. Therapists really like the culture and atmosphere we’ve created; we have a 98.3% retention rate,” said Jay Pfalzgraf, Director of Business Development. “Our new logo and branding are just the beginning. We are moving into an environment where data, analytics, technology, and connectivity are becoming more important than ever. We’ve been cutting-edge for years; we just haven’t touted it. That will change this year.”

Blue Stone Therapy started as a small business and continues to operate with the small business feel with large-scale capabilities. The company organizational structure is focused on hiring local therapists and leadership in each market to ensure superior client satisfaction.

“Our purpose is building strength to enhance lives. When we live our purpose, it positively impacts our patients, clients, and the communities we serve,” Johnson said. “As we move forward, we will continue to focus on providing high-quality therapy services. Field support from our leadership team will remain one of our top priorities and our new logo proudly stands as a symbol of quality.”

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About Blue Stone Therapy: Headquartered in West Des Moines, Blue Stone Therapy is the leading specialist in Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) therapy services. The company was founded in 2009 and provides specialized Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology services to healthcare providers in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North Dakota.

Media Contact

Jay Pfalzgraf
Blue Stone Therapy
6750 Westown Parkway, Suite 110
West Des Moines, IA
(515) 225-4070

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