A Customer-Centered & Goal-Oriented Approach to Recovery
Promontory Point Rehabilitation (PPR) provides post-acute care in a distinct environment. Today’s healthcare consumers demand care delivery beyond the current long-term care approach. In fact, the majority of those qualified for a Medicare short-stay choose to go home despite safety concerns, due to the undesirable alternatives. Also, many physicians avoid recommending a long-term care facility because of the frequent dissatisfaction of prior patients.
Transitional care is for patients who require a regimen of therapy or skilled nursing care following an acute hospital stay. It is ideal for patients who no longer need to be in a hospital but are not ready to go home. We care for adults of all ages who are recovering from surgery, illness or injury, which include: orthopedic surgery, stroke, cardiac or open heart surgeries, heart disease, amputations, diabetes, patient’s requiring IV or wound care, dialysis patients, post-operative observations, plastic surgery recovery, and recovery from an acute or extended illness.
Promontory Point Rehabilitation has the clinical skill sets to manage these post-acute issues and allow the patient to navigate the course home in a short period of time. The Promontory Point Rehabilitation mission is to provide the greatest transitional rehabilitation and skilled nursing care experience in a distinct 5-star setting.
Promontory Point Rehabilitation does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age.
Monte Jones, Executive Director
Monte Jones is the Executive Director at Promontory Point Rehabilitation. As Executive Director, he oversees the day to day operations at Promontory Point Rehabilitation. He has 17 years of professional experience, seven of those years in healthcare. Monte is a graduate of Idaho State University. He is an active member of the Idaho Health Care Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to skilled nursing and assisted living centers. Monte is passionate about quality healthcare and helping patients to reach their highest potential. Outside of work, Monte enjoys play sports, reading books, traveling to new places and spending time with his wife and four children. He has also served in his community in Kiwanis and volunteer tennis coach for the local high school.
Ervin Hansen, Admissions Director
Ervin Hansen was born and raised in Idaho Falls and has lived here all of his life. Ervin went to Idaho State University, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Since his graduation, he has spent time at Idaho Home Health and Hospice as the business office manager from 2009 to 2013. Since 2013, Promontory Point has been privileged to have him as the Social Service Director then as the Marketing/Admissions Director. Prior to his healthcare education and experience, he was a supervisor at HK construction.
Ervin is married to his high school sweetheart and has 2 children. Ervin and his children enjoy working and driving classic automobiles, his favorite classic that he owns is a 1954 Chevrolet pickup truck, often driven to Promontory Point. He is regularly in classic car shows as a participant and spectator. He has even taken some of our patients around in his classic cars.
Catherine A. Canavan, MS OTR/L
Director of Rehabilitation
Catie Canavan is an “Idaho Transplant” originally from upstate New York and traveling with her husband during his Naval service. She received a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from The Sage Graduate School in Troy, NY. Catie has extensive experience in adult care including ICU, acute rehab, and skilled nursing care. She is skilled in custom wheelchair evaluations and the paperwork that comes with them! As a member of the Promontory Point Rehabilitation Team, Catie continues to grow the therapy program offered here.
Outside of work, Catie, her husband and their twin teenagers enjoy all the unique experiences Idaho affords them. During the winter, you can often find her supporting the Idaho Falls Eagles hockey teams. Her son is an active player and referee, husband a coach and referee, and she is a parent representative on the board of directors. During the fall and spring, Catie can be found at volleyball courts cheering on her daughter’s team. When Catie and her husband aren’t supporting their children’s athletic endeavors, they are often found hiking, camping, and paddle boarding around the region as well as animal spotting in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Catie’s family is proud to call Idaho home.
Jennifer McPherson, RN, Director of Nursing
Jennifer McPherson was born in Caribou, Maine and moved to Glendive, Montana at the age of 2 where she was raised and lived for many years before moving to Idaho in 2001. Jennifer attended Miles City Community College of Nursing and graduated in 1996 with an Associate’s Degree in Registered Nursing. After graduation she worked in the community hospital and clinic setting for 5 years as an RN. After moving to Idaho, she spent time as an Assistant Director of Nursing at Rexburg Nursing and Rehab for a year before becoming the Director of Nursing at Idaho Falls Care Center in 2003. Since that time, she has worked as a Director of Nursing in skilled nursing facilities in Wyoming, North Dakota and Idaho. Jennifer recently joined our team at Promontory Point in July as the Director of Nursing. Prior to obtaining her nursing degree she and her husband, Mike, owned a farm in Eastern Montana which they sold in 1998. After selling the farm they started a general construction company specializing in commercial and residential construction which they continue to operate.
Jennifer met her husband on a blind date and married him a year later. They have raised 6 children and have 22 grandchildren who are the love of their lives. Jennifer is an avid quilter and enjoys making quilts for her family, flower gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren and spending time with her teacup Yorkie named “Bella”. She and her husband enjoy going for drives in the country and traveling to new places.