Originally called Sansbury Memorial Infirmary (name after Mother Angela Sansbury, founder of the Dominicans of St. Catharine), the facility included the accommodation for many modern advances in the healthcare of the day. Sansbury Care Center later became a licensed health care facility in 1978. The Center has continued to evolve since then, as the field of healthcare has evolved, and along the way has garnered the respect of residents, staff, the community and the larger healthcare industry.
Among other recognitions, Sansbury Care Center was honored as the Central District Facility of the Year in 2008 by the Kentucky Association of Healthcare Facilities. In 2010, Administrator Darlene Herald was named Central District Administrator of the Year. In 2011, Sansbury received the Springfield Sun Reader’s Choice Award for Best Nursing Home in Springfield, and in 2016 Sansbury was found deficiency-free by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the regulatory agency who surveys nursing homes for re-licensure, including many previous years as well.