Welcoming Our Newest Addition to the Marquis Family of Facilities – North End Rehabilitation

Marquis Health Services, the healthcare affiliate of Tryko Partners, LLC, has assumed operational management of North End Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Boston. The organization will begin a $5 million renovation at the skilled nursing facility – formerly known as Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center – in early 2018. To read the announcement in its entirety, click here.

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Honoring All Who Served – Veterans Day – 11/11

On behalf of all of us here at Marquis Health Services, we thank you for your bravery, hard work, and dedication to our country. #VeteransDay

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Recognizing National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Did you know more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease?

In recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we invite you to watch the Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures YouTube video by clicking here.

Learn more at https://alz.org/facts/

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Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Names New Physician to Lead Medical Team – Featured in Patch.com

Dr. Roger Schutt has been appointed as Medical Director, and the addition of two doctors has enhanced the Cardiopulmonary Program.

“Dr. Schutt has tremendous experience in geriatrics and subacute care, and he shares our passion for providing the highest quality of care to our residents,” said Jenny Baldassarre, Administrator at Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. “Our medical team and support staff are eager to partner with Drs. Schutt, Silverman, Ostrow, and we look forward to what their expertise will bring to our healthcare center.”

To read the article in its entirety: Click Here

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Unbreakable: Joe’s Road Back – Feature in Boston Globe

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.” – Alain de Botton

Be sure to read the inspiring story about Joe Sharron featured in the Boston News Globe as he continues to push forward on his remarkable road to recovery, at our facility The Brentwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center located in Danvers, MA.

To read the feature in its entirety click here.

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Marquis Health Services Proud Bronze Sponsors of Mass Senior Care Foundation Annual Fundraising Event Honoring Marva Serotkin

(Pictured from left to right) Jennifer Raymond, Director of Physician Relations, Jenny Baldassarre, Administrator for Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Stacey Rebelo, Regional Director of Operations, Adam Goldman, LNHA, Regional Director of Operations, Nancy Escalada, Administrator of The Brentwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Andrea Gele, VP of Case Management.

Members from our Leadership Team were proud to be in attendance as sponsors at the Annual Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation fundraising gala honoring Marva Serotkin.

The event was held at the Elm Bank Reservation located in Wellesley, MA.

To learn more about the Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation visit their website: http://www.maseniorcarefoundation.org

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Join Us for a Career Fair – Neptune City, NJ


Join us on September 20, 2017 from 12:00pm-5:00pm for a Career Fair at our facility Coral Harbor Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center located in Neptune City, NJ.

We are hiring: Department Staff & Leadership Positions and Nursing positions (CNA’s, LPN’s, and RN’s).

We will also be having on the spot interviews.

For more information please contact Michelle Walsh at 732-774-8300 or via email at MWalsh@coralharborrehab.com.

To view other Career Opportunities at Coral Harbor Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, click here.

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River Terrace Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Hosts Thank you to Local Heroes BBQ

Recently, our facility River Terrace Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center located in Lancaster, MA hosted a “Thank You Local Heroes” BBQ at the Lancaster Fire/EMT/Police Complex. Twenty emergency personnel enjoyed grilled ribs, chicken, tossed salad, pasta salad, cookies and iced tea, prepared by their Dietary Director Kristin Gaudet. River Terrace’s Administrator Dan LaRouche worked the grill and Fire Chief Michael Hanson asked for Gaudet’s recipe for her chicken wings.

To read the feature in its entirety, click here.

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Join Us in Supporting the American Red Cross – Hurricane Relief Efforts


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Join the Marquis Health Services family of facilities in supporting the Red Cross. The American Red Cross continues to help people impacted by Hurricane Harvey while getting ready to respond as powerful Hurricane Irma nears the United States and its territories.

Hurricane Irma is the most powerful Atlantic Ocean on record and people in the possible path of this storm should monitor weather reports and get prepared now.

Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in the hardest hit communities. Thank you.

Click here to donate.

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9/7/2017 – Healthy Aging Month® – Stay Active and Vibrant as long as possible!


Healthy Aging® Month is an annual observance during the month of September which was designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older.

The mission of Healthy Aging® Month is to encourage local level Healthy Aging® events that pro­mote taking personal responsibility for one’s health… be it physically, socially, mentally or financially.

Are you looking for ways to “reinvent” yourself this month? Be sure to read Healthy Aging’s “10 Tips for September – Healthy Aging® Month” by clicking here.

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Join Us for a Career Fair – Holyoke, MA – 9/20


Join us on September 20, 2017 from 10:00am-7:00pm for our Career Fair at our facility Mont Marie Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center located in Holyoke, MA!

We’re hiring: CNA’s, LPN’s, and RN’s.

We will also be having on the spot interviews.

To view other Career Opportunities at Mont Marie Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, click here.

For more information please contact Lorraine Puccio at 413-538-6050 or via email at lpuccio@montmarierehab.com.

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Happy Labor Day!


Wishing all a Happy and Safe Labor Day Weekend from all of us here at the Marquis Health Services family.

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Bringing Awareness to Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month


September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month.

Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib) is an irregular heartbeat (or heart ryth,), and is a major cause of strokes.

Did you know that having AFib increases your stroke risk by 500 percent?

To learn more about AFib you can visit their website by clicking here.

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Marquis Health Sponsors Fisherman’s Feast as Part of Neighborhood Efforts Featured on NorthEndWaterFront.com

Marquis Health is a sponsor of the 107th Fisherman’s Feast

8/28/2017 – The new operator of the North End Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center has yet to officially take over the facility at 70 Fulton Street, but is already reaching out to local groups, including the Fisherman’s Club that organizes the annual feast in honor of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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Did you know July is UV Safety Month?

Here are some tips to help you stay safe and beat the heat while you’re having fun in the sun:

  1. Use sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) at least 30 and above.
  2. Be sure to apply at least 1 oz. of sunblock.
    * Fun Fact – Spray Bottles of sunscreen are typically 6 oz. meaning they hold approximately only six applications. Be sure to check the amount on the bottle you are using.
  3. Reapply sunscreen every two hours.
  4. Don’t forget about your lips, and use lip balm.
  5. Be sure to use sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses are even better.
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Marquis Health Services, CEO, Norman Rokeach
Featured in NorthEndWaterfront.com

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We invite you to read the North End Waterfront’s recent article featuring our CEO, Norman Rokeach and Regional Director of Clinical/Operations for Western MA, Stacey Rebelo.

To read the feature in its entirety, click here

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Featured in NorthEndWaterfront.com

5 Ways to Stay Ahead of Allergies This Season

  1. Start Medication Early.
    Begin taking your medication at least 2 weeks before the season starts and maintain throughout the season.
  2. Wear a mask.
    Allergy-proofing your yard won’t help. Wear a mask if you’re working outdoors. Examples include mowing the lawn and cleaning out garden beds.
  3. Stay hydrated.
    Allergies can have a great effect on your breathing, especially if you already have difficulty breathing. By staying hydrated your body can better react to allergens.
  4. Don’t air dry laundry.
    Air drying your laundry may be a good energy saving idea but can cost you more in the long run. Allergens have the ability to stick to your clothes if laundry is placed outside to dry.
  5. Keep windows closed.
    Pollen counts are highest at night, and though the weather may be cooler at night, your exposure to allergens in the air can increase.

Important to Remember
Aside from avoiding allergens, you should also be under the regular care of an allergist and use medications as prescribed.

(Tips provided by: Paula Martineau, Respiratory Therapist for our facility Brookside Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, located in Webster, MA)

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Thank You To All Of Our Nurses – Nurses Week 2017

On behalf of the Senior Management Team here at Marquis Health Services, we would like to extend special thanks to you, our nurses, as you continue to provide the highest level of quality care to your patients. You deserve special recognition for your efforts in delivering compassionate care while embodying the principles of ethical practice in your profession. Thank you for all that you do.

#NursesWeek2017 #NursesWeek

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Oakland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Featured in Suburban News – South Edition

Our facility Oakland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center located in Oakland, NJ was featured in the Suburban News – South Edition for their recent Open House #RehabbingCare Celebration. Final renovations included a state-of-the-art 3000 square foot therapy gym, patient and family lounge space, private rehabilitation suites, a sub-acute wing, and a beauty shop.

To learn more about Oakland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Click here.

#MarquisMoments

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Happy Easter!


May your Easter basket be full of joy, happiness, and peace. Wishing all a Happy Easter from all of us here at Marquis Health Services.

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Month of April is Stress Awareness Month


Stress Awareness Month (Sponsored by The Health Resource Network) and the goal of this month is to raise awareness of both the causes and cures for the modern stress epidemic that exists today. This month remember that you deserve a break, and if you are looking for ways you can celebrate National Stress Awareness Month, click here.

To join the conversation be sure to use the hashtag #NationalStressAwarenessMonth to your posts on Facebook and Twitter.

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In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?" -Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Welcome to the family – Elmhurst Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

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On behalf of Marquis Health Services we would like to announce and welcome our newest addition to our family of facilities – Elmhurst Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center located in Providence, RI. Elmhurst, formerly known as Elmhurst Extended Care, has a long-standing reputation for providing quality rehabilitation and long-term care services for Rhode Island-area residents and is known for being the largest skilled nursing facility in Rhode Island. Currently, Elmhurst employs more than 200 healthcare professionals.

To learn more about Elmhurst Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, visit their website: http://elmhurstrehabhc.com

To read the feature in its entirety on Providence Business News: Click Here

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Veterans Day – Honoring Those Who Served

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On this Veterans Day – We pay tribute to all who served…”As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

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Renovations are Falling Into Place at Westgate Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

We hope you enjoyed viewing some of the recent renovations that have been “Falling Into Place” at our facility – Westgate Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center located in Baltimore, MD.

Would you like more information about Westgate Hills? Visit their website: http://bit.ly/2fB0Ijo

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Thank You to All of Our Care Navigators

MHSLP Care NavigatorsToday, Marquis Health Services would like to celebrate and extend our sincerest gratitude and appreciation to all of our Care Navigators in celebration of Case Management Recognition day! We value all that you do each and every day in order to make the experiences and outcomes for our residents, the best they possible can be!

At Marquis Health Services our Care Navigation Team is made up of the most talented case managers, social workers, therapists, reimbursement nurses, and support teams that support our collaborative efforts in care navigation.

Through meeting the needs of our residents and families complex clinical and psychosocial needs. Care Navigators provide collaborative clinical assessment, care coordination, patient education, case monitoring/clinical pathway management, discharge planning, resource management and patient advocacy.

Today, we ask you all take a moment and thank your Care Navigation team!

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National Case Management Week

Marquis Health Services National Case Management WeekCase managers are getting the well deserved recognition this month in October.  National Case Management Week will be taking place Oct. 9th-15th.  This year’s week long celebration is a time to acknowledge the immense value case managers bring to patients and the healthcare system as a whole.

“This week Marquis Health Services will be recognizing all the nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals who work in the practice of case management, care management, or care coordination and the value they bring to our patients, our  clinical teams and our family members,” says Jennifer Raymond, Director of Network Development at Marquis Health Services.

During Case Management week we will recognize care coordination as an important part in improving the delivery of healthcare, Raymond, adds. “The significant value that case managers bring to our healthcare system is being honored. Case Management Week is a time to shed light on all of the contributions that case managers make everyday,” she says.
Jennifer Raymond, Director of Network Development at Marquis Health Services

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Neptune City Mayor Visits Coral Harbor!

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Neptune City Mayor Robert Brown recently visited Coral Harbor Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center to view the early progress of a $2.5 million upgrade at the local skilled nursing property. Marquis Health Services, which purchased Coral Harbor earlier this year, is fully modernizing the environment and enhancing services at the 110-bed facility formerly named Medicenter Rehabilitation & Nursing.

The improvements center on creating a modern, home-like atmosphere for residents and staff. On the long-term care floor, this includes a complete overhaul of common areas and patient rooms – including private showers, updated flooring, wallpaper, artwork and the installation of flat-screen TVs. Marquis Health Services is also creating subacute rehabilitation suites as part of the renovation effort….CLICK TO READ MORE!

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Modern & Cutting Edge… The New Willow Springs!

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We have officially opened the doors on our NEW look… including our modern and inviting Main Entrance / Lobby area, as well as our expansive state-of-the-art Therapy Gym boasting the latest rehab equipment, a smart car for simulation of daily living skills, a private Speech Therapy Room, and a large Occupational Therapy Suite with a Kitchen, Bedroom and Full Bath. Rehabilitation taken to a whole new level!

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Ribbon Cutting Marks Completion of $2.6 Million Renovation at The Brentwood Dignitaries, Residents, Patients and Staff Celebrate Facility and Programming Improvements at Danvers Skilled Nursing Property

DANVERS, Mass., Feb. 24, 2016 – Local and state dignitaries joined the staff, leadership and clients of The Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in February to celebrate the completion of a $2.6 million renovation of the Danvers skilled nursing property. An open house and ribbon-cutting event highlighted improvements to the facility and its programs, implemented since The Brentwood’s purchase by Marquis Health Services in late 2013.

Located at 56 Liberty Street, the 159-bed, three-story property was built in 1972. Marquis Health Services renovated the building, incorporating a dedicated, 32-bed sub-acute care unit and a new, 2,300-square-foot therapy gym. The sub-acute unit features a neurologist-led stroke recovery program; it is the only facility in the North Shore region with this type of specialized program. The gym offers rehabilitation therapy seven days per week with state-of-the-art equipment – including a smart car to train patients in automobile transfers.

Additionally, Marquis Health Services redesigned patient rooms on The Brentwood’s rehabilitation floor, highlighted by the introduction of a transitional suite with a full residential set-up including kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom. The apartment is dedicated for soon-to-be-discharged patients, who work with physical and occupational therapists during the last days of their stay to support a smooth transition to independent living in their own homes. Marquis also updated finishes in The Brentwood’s lobby, gathering spaces and throughout common areas, with other improvements continuing throughout the building. The organization will also introduce fine dining.

Beyond the physical and programming enhancements, new leadership is in place at The Brentwood. Marquis Health Services has appointed Josh Brown as administrator and Beth Fearon as director of nursing. Brown comes from within the Marquis organization; Fearon is a 20-year healthcare industry veteran.

“Our recent celebration marks the start of a new chapter at The Brentwood, one that is highlighted by an environment and leadership team focused on promoting the well-being of our patients, their families and our staff,” said Marquis Health Services’ Adam Goldman, director of operations. “We are proud of our investment – and involvement – in a property that is well-positioned to serve as the premier regional facility for short- and long-term skilled nursing care.”

The Brentwood sits on 1.85 acres at the intersection of Liberty and Elliot streets in a predominately residential area. The Beverly Hospital at Danvers is located just 10 minutes away, and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center is a 20-minute drive from the property. Danvers has a higher-than-average percentage of residents over age 65, and this property houses nearly one third of the town’s certified skilled nursing beds.

“As a third-generation nursing home operator, Marquis Health Services approaches facility operations with two goals: providing excellent care and providing excellent customer service,” Brown said. “We bring a wealth of knowledge, ideas and best practices for adapting to the changing healthcare industry, and staying ahead of the game with innovative rehabilitation and clinical programs.”

Marquis Health Services is involved in more than 2,000 skilled nursing beds, including additional Massachusetts properties in Needham, Rockland, Beverly, Saugus, Webster, Lancaster and Holyoke. Several of the company’s nursing facilities received five-star ratings in U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 “Best Nursing Homes” feature. This distinction recognizes excellence in three categories: state-conducted health inspections, nursing and physical therapy staffing, and quality medical care.

Ribbon Cutting at The Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

PHOTO CAPTION 1: The Brentwood’s new, 2,300-square-foot therapy gym features state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment – including a smart car to train patients in automobile transfers.

PHOTO CAPTION 2: Ribbon-cutting celebrants at The Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center included (L-R) Jennifer Raymond, director of network development, Marquis Health Services; Adam Goldman, director of operations, Marquis; David Bennett, chairman Town of Danvers Board of Selectman; Dr. Ted Gavrilescu, Brentwood stoke recovery program director; Massachusetts State Representative Ted Speliotis; Betty Roy, director of case management, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center; Dr. Yogesh Viroja, chief medical officer, Marquis; Regina Brown, clinical services director, Marquis; and Norman Rokeach, chief executive officer, Marquis.

 

 

Rehabbing Care™ At The Brentwood

We are delighted to inform you that the 2.5 Million Renovations at The Brentwood are now completed!

Featuring an ADL suite and brand new Smart Car that allows patients to practice various levels of mobility and smoothly transition to their daily routines back home, the fully renovated state-of-the-art facility boasts specialists leading the rehab and long term care programs, with The Brentwood’s distinctive warmth and expertise of its staff.

Rehabbing Care At The Brentwood

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Presenting Coral Harbor Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center: New To The Growing Marquis Health Services Portfolio

Marquis Health Services, the healthcare subsidiary of Tryko Partners, is pleased to announce the expansion of its impressive portfolio with the acquisition of Coral Harbor Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, a premier 110-bed provider of subacute rehabilitation and long term care in Neptune City, NJ.

Formerly known as Medicenter, and located directly across from Jersey Shore Medical Center, the new Coral Harbor is poised to deliver leading diagnostic and rehabilitative care driven by the Marquis demonstrated philosophy of its patient centered Rehabbing Care.

Highlighting the extensive renovation and investment plans for the center, Jennifer Hertzog, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Marquis shares, “we are thrilled with our recent acquisition and even more excited to enhance the post acute experience available in the greater Neptune area”.

Expansive in scope, the center’s transformation soon to begin will include an all new subacute unit featuring in room private showers, concierge service, well appointed dining room, Starbucks- style family lounge and a state of the art rehabilitation gym inclusive of a SMART Car.

“We are intent in our commitment to bring a very high quality of care, customer service focus and exceptional patient experience to the area”, shares Norman Rokeach, CEO of Marquis.

Coral Harbor Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center will expand the northeast US Marquis Health Services portfolio to 15 centers.

For more information about Coral Harbor’s Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care, please call Pat Montemurno at (732) 503-3463.

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Presenting Coral Harbor Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center: New To The Growing Marquis Health Services Portfolio

Marquis Health Services, the healthcare subsidiary of Tryko Partners, is pleased to announce the expansion of its impressive portfolio with the acquisition of Coral Harbor Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, a premier 110-bed provider of subacute rehabilitation and long term care in Neptune City, NJ.

Formerly known as Medicenter, and located directly across from Jersey Shore Medical Center, the new Coral Harbor is poised to deliver leading diagnostic and rehabilitative care driven by the Marquis demonstrated philosophy of its patient centered Rehabbing Care.

Highlighting the extensive renovation and investment plans for the center, Jennifer Hertzog, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Marquis shares, “we are thrilled with our recent acquisition and even more excited to enhance the post acute experience available in the greater Neptune area”.

Expansive in scope, the center’s transformation soon to begin will include an all new subacute unit featuring in room private showers, concierge service, well appointed dining room, Starbucks- style family lounge and a state of the art rehabilitation gym inclusive of a SMART Car.

“We are intent in our commitment to bring a very high quality of care, customer service focus and exceptional patient experience to the area”, shares Norman Rokeach, CEO of Marquis.

Coral Harbor Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center will expand the northeast US Marquis Health Services portfolio to 15 centers.

For more information about Coral Harbor’s Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care, please call Pat Montemurno at (732) 503-3463.

Marquis Health Services Advances Bundled Payment Model

Marquis Health Services proudly announces it has joined Remedy Partners in the development and management of a bundled payment program for Medicare recipients. Webster Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center,New Eastwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center and Kearsley Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, four of the organization’s skilled nursing facilities are now active participants in Model 3 arrangements.

Norman Rokeach, CEO of Marquis Health Services, believes that participation in innovations like BPCI are critical to operating in the evolving healthcare arena, stating that “We are confident in our care coordination abilities and understanding of the likely future of bundled care. The expertise of Remedy Partners coupled with our existing internal management and processes position us well for operating in this new environment. We anticipate being successful with the program.

Promoted by the Affordable Care Act to help replace the traditional fee-for-service healthcare model, this model is intended to help meet the goals of improving outcomes in care, increasing patient satisfaction and reducing the overall cost of health care.
In bundled payment programs, a fixed price is paid for a wide range of health care services over a specified period of time. It is among the primary strategies being used to transition away from fee-for-service payments.

Since October 2013, Remedy has bundled payment programs that are live in more than 1,300 health care provider sites, including more than 800 hospitals.

Remedy’s technology, analytics, training and administrative platform support the implementation and management of bundled payment programs at hospitals, physician groups, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies.

Nationally, less than 5% of the country’s 16,000 plus skilled nursing facilities are active model 3 BPCI participants.

In its distinctive proactive fashion, and as a foremost provider of subacute and rehabilitative care, Marquis Health Services will be participating in the bundle payment program.

Knee Arthritis & Cutting-Edge Treatment Options: Dr. Kayal’s Informative Educational Presentation Was A Great Success!

Knee Arthritis & Cutting-Edge Treatment Options:
Dr. Kayal’s Informative Educational Presentation WasA Great Success!

The regional pioneer of the partial knee and the patellofemoral knee replacement technology, Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS is the pioneer of the partial knee and the patellofemoral knee replacement technology, and has performed more of these surgeries than any other orthopaedic surgeon in the region.

Take a look at the enthralled audience of this highly informative presentation:

Dr. Kayal Presents Knee Arthritis & Cutting-Edge Treatment Options

Dr. Kayal Presents Knee Arthritis & Cutting-Edge Treatment Options

Dr. Kayal Presents Knee Arthritis & Cutting-Edge Treatment Options

I CARE™: Infusing a Culture of Caring at Every Marquis Center

June 9, 2015. “Resident and Guest recognition of exemplary customer care and service delivery is important to us, after all our guests’ and residents’ perception of how we care and how service is delivered – is everything!”

That is how Norman Rokeach, LNHA and CEO at Marquis Health Services introduced the service excellence program that has been successfully set in motion, thus elevating the overall patient experience in each of its Centers.

I CARE™, Marquis’ innovative guest and patient services program is set to create an environment of exemplary customer service and establish an all-encompassing work culture of caring, with specific observable behaviors that show I CARE™ and that are recognized and rewarded.

Marquis’ I CARE™ Program means every member of our TEAM, in each one of our Centers, commits to create and sustain on a daily basis, comfortable, warm, and inviting environments, for both our recovery guests and long-term care patients. For this purpose, Marquis has developed Standards of Behavior that are reflected in specific attitudes and actions essential to providing quality services.

“We are widely recognized by our Rehabbing Care™ is who we are and what we do credo – exemplary care and service delivery is how we do it”, indicates Rokeach, adding that “at Marquis, service excellence does not just pertain to direct caregivers but involves everyone who works within our organization. It requires teamwork, collaboration and ownership from all.”

Through good days and bad, patients and guests depend on Marquis to be consistent in this approach. It is only through team commitment that our Marquis Centers can achieve customer service excellence that is organization wide.

I CARE™ means that as a team, we hold each other accountable for making the comfort of our patients and guests a top priority, which is easy to remember for all of our staff members, considering that I CARE™ stands for Improving Customer Service Awareness Rewards Everyone.

 

Marquis Health Services Welcomes Oakland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

Marquis Health Services is pleased to welcome Oakland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center to its dynamic and fast growing network of five-star environment Rehabilitation and Nursing Centers.

Located in Oakland, New Jersey, this premier provider of subacute and rehabilitation services for more than a quarter century features a dedicated SUBACUTE UNIT with mostly private rooms. Oakland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center delivers unparalleled short term and long-term nursing care in a warm and intimate environment.

Marquis Health Services is proud to bring its strong vision for post acute care and service delivery to the greater Bergen County community.

A Successful Groundbreaking Ceremony!

Marquis Health Services Groundbreaking Ceremony

Pictured from  Left to Right: Kim Ferris Webster Park Director of Nursing, David DeCoste State Representative 5th District, Kathleen Ferranti Webster Park Administrator, Dr. Ravidner  Soodan, Webster Park Medical Director, Regina Brown, Marquis Health Services Regional Director of Clinical Services, Dr. Sridhar Dasari, Webster Park Pulmonary Physician, Kristen Ward, Webster Park Director of Admissions, Matt Muratore, State Representative 1st District Plymouth, Jennifer Carnovale, Marquis Director of Operations, David Dunlap of David Dunlap Architects, Matt Nelson of David Dunlap Architects, Norman Rokeach Marquis Health Services Chief Executive Officer.

A Groundbreaking Ceremony Filled With Excitement at Webster Park!

On Thursday, June 4, 2015 and in a groundbreaking ceremony filled with excitement and anticipation, the executives at Marquis Health Services welcomed high ranking dignitaries and guests, to break ground on Webster Park’s upcoming revolutionary subacute care unit.

Featuring a fabulous design by AE Design Group, Architectural Plans by David H. Dunlap Associates, Inc. and upcoming Construction by NAPCO Construction LLC, the groundbreaking ceremony at Webster Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center filled everyone attending with enthusiasm and expectation.

A Full Cycle Cardiac Rehabilitation Experience Arrives To The Greater Brick Community

Willow Springs Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, a premier provider of subacute short term and comprehensive long-term services in Brick, NJ, is proud to announce its Specialized Cardiac Rehabilitation Program set to premiere on June 1st, 2015.

A proud member of the Marquis family of Healthcare Centers, celebrated for their innovative Rehabbing Care™ approach, Willow Springs is recognized for its strong emphasis on short-term rehabilitation and recovery.

This specialized Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, under the eminent medical direction of Board Certified Cardiologist Todd Cohen, is designed to assist individuals suffering from challenging or life-threatening conditions, patients who may be recovering from a cardiac event or surgical procedure, and those who are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

A member of Shore Cardiology Consultants, Dr. Cohen has extensive experience in cardiac rehabilitation and indicates that “our Cardiac Rehab Program is tailored for patients facing cardiac issues. What sets it apart from other cardiac programs is our emphasis on offering a FULL CYCLE CARDIAC REHABILITATION EXPERIENCE, as opposed to merely treating patients already diagnosed with a cardiac condition. By this, we mean putting special emphasis on tending to individuals who are at risk of cardiovascular disease due to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, lack of physical activity and smoking – risk factors that can often be controlled and improved, and that can lead to overall better heart health, and improved quality of life”.

The multidisciplinary team at Willow Springs utilizes progressive technology and strong fundamental rehabilitation techniques, and patients participating in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program have access to 24/7 Cardiac monitoring as deemed appropriate, Skilled Nursing Supervision by ACLS Trained and Certified Nursing Staff. This, along with the steadfast post discharge assistance and the follow-up by the clinical team, gives the cardiac patients at Willow Springs greater confidence to go back to their prized daily routines.

Minutes away from Ocean Medical, Willow Springs’ convenient location is easily accessible via the Garden State Parkway and other major County routes, making its Cardiac Rehabilitation Program a great advantage right in the heart – of Ocean County!

To take a tour, visit its new state of the art rehabilitation gym and experience Willow Springs’ comfortable environment, please call 732-840-3700.

 

Introducing Chestnut Woods Post-Acute Cardiac Services to Essex County

Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, a premier provider of subacute short term and comprehensive long-term services in Saugus, MA, is proud to announce its upcoming Post-Acute Cardiac Services.

A proud member of the Marquis family of Healthcare Centers, celebrated for their innovative Rehabbing Care™ approach, Chestnut Woods (formerly Hammersmith Rehab) is recognized for its strong emphasis on short-term rehabilitation and recovery.

This specialized Post-Acute Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, under the distinguished medical direction of Bruce Watrous, MD, a Board Certified Cardiologist and Internist, is designed to assist individuals suffering from challenging or life-threatening conditions, patients who may be recovering from a cardiac event or surgical procedure and those who are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

A member of the cardiac catheterization team at Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Dr. Watrous has extensive experience in exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation and indicates that “even though our Program is tailored for patients challenged by cardiac issues, it puts special emphasis on tending to individuals who are at risk of cardiovascular disease due to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, lack of physical activity and smoking – risk factors that can often be controlled and improved, leading to better heart health and an overall improved quality of life”.

The multidisciplinary team at Chestnut Woods works together to improve each patient’s overall cardiovascular health, using progressive technology and strong fundamental rehabilitation techniques, and patients participating in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program have access to 24/7 Cardiac monitoring as deemed appropriate, Skilled Nursing Supervision by ACLS Trained and Certified Nursing Staff, as well as the LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator for protection of patients at risk of sudden Cardiac Arrest.

This, along with the post discharge assistance and the follow-up by medical leaders, gives the cardiac patients at Chestnut Woods greater confidence to resume their prized daily routines.

For more information about Chestnut Woods Cardiac Rehab Program please call Aharon Lantzitsky at 781-233-8123.

Warm And Welcoming … And Deficiency Free!

Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, a 120-bed Subacute Rehab and Nursing Community in the heart of residential Needham recently underlined its reputation for excellence, achieving Deficiency-Free results for two consecutive years, in the yearly Survey conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Unannounced annual visits to healthcare facilities to evaluate the facilities’ compliance with State and Federal regulations ensure this rigorous survey examines various aspects of quality, safety and overall performance. This includes medication management, proper skin care, food service, environmental safety, and respect for patients’ rights and dignity.

In close proximity – only a few hundred feet away – from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Briarwood provides specialized services that include Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Respiratory Care, Complex Medical Management as well as Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. The facility recently underwent expansive renovations to transform the center into a beautiful state-of-the art setting. Featuring an expansive new therapy gym and a stellar multidisciplinary team, Briarwood caters to the needs of short-rehab patients and boasts a lower-than-national-average rate of patient re-hospitalization, consistently embracing and superseding all ACO criteria to assure the highest level of resident care.

“The results of this Survey ”, says Jenny Baldassarre, administrator at Briarwood “truly reflect the superior quality of care we provide, as well as the consistency in our staff’s commitment and dedication. It takes team work at every level to achieve a single Zero Deficiency status – especially two years in a row!”

Successful at keeping down its rate of patient re-hospitalization and boasting a 5 Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Briarwood exceeds ALL other facility averages in the Needham area and has now enhanced its warm and welcoming reputation by achieving deficiency free results for two consecutive years.

For more information about Briarwood’s Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care, or to schedule a tour of the Center, please call Jenny Baldassarre at 781-449-4040.

A New Lease on Life for the Pulmonary Patient

Recognized for its excellence in the treatment of acute and chronic lung disorders, the Pulmonary Program at Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center provides pulmonary compromised individuals with novel tools to stand up to their challenges, thus giving them a new lease on life.

Located in close proximity to Beverly Hospital in Massachusetts, Blueberry Hill’s specialized Pulmonary Program aims to reduce pulmonary symptoms, increase patient’s participation in physical and social activities, and promote the independence and quality of life they prize.

“Our main objective is to reduce the need for hospitalization and re-hospitalization”, says Dr. Alis Gabriel, recognized pulmonologist and leading specialist at Blueberry Hill, “assisting our patients in better understanding their conditions through treatment and education, and enabling them to enjoy a higher quality of life”.

Tracking common metrics with root cause analysis, minimizing the progression of debilitating symptoms and offering exercise, breathing retraining and dietary management, Blueberry Hill’s Pulmonary Program is a well-coordinated effort that provides patients with the highest level of clinical care and treats a variety of acute and chronic lung disorders including COPD, emphysema, tracheostomy.

“The results we achieve are a result of our well coordinated efforts and the ongoing communication we keep between all the parties involved in the patient’s recovery including hospital, practitioner, SNF, as well as home health and outpatient services”, adds Gabriel.

Providing seamless discharge planning and post-discharge follow-up visits by nurse practitioners, as well as continued personalized attention that includes informative discussions and a Specialized Support Group for patients with COPD, Blueberry Hill’s Pulmonary Program achieves excellence in patient care and lessens the possibilities of patient re-hospitalization.

For more information about Blueberry Hill’s specialized Pulmonary Program please contact Rick Augeri at 978-927-2020.

Westgate Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center: Helping Cardiac Patients Get Well, Be Well and Stay Well

Westgate Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is proud to announce its specialized Cardiac Rehabilitation Program under the medical direction of Dr. Kabir Yousuf, Board Certified Cardiologist affiliated with St. Agnes Hospital.

A proud member of the Marquis family of Healthcare Centers, celebrated for their innovative Rebabbing Care™ approach, Westgate Hills (formerly known as Rock Glen) is centrally located in Baltimore City, and recognized for its strong emphasis on short-term rehabilitation and recovery.

Its novel Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed to assist individuals suffering from challenging or life threatening heart conditions, patients recovering from a cardiac event or surgical procedure, and those who are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

With a comforting family-oriented approach to caregiving, Westgate Hills optimizes the patient’s recovery with the use of progressive technology and evidence based rehabilitation techniques.

“A special and unique feature of our Cardiac Rehab Program”, indicates Dr. Kabir Yousuf, “is the availability of 24/7 Cardiac Telemetry monitoring that allows us to detect, closely observe and supervise the electrical activity of the heart for an extended time, thus helping us deliver a rapid diagnosis and treatment”.

This modern technology, optimally utilized at Westgate, “helps us work together to improve each patient’s overall cardiovascular health with personalized treatment plans designed by our multidisciplinary team with the each one of our patient’s medical and personal goals in mind” adds Dr. Yousuf.

Aside from the special diets tailored to the specific needs of each cardiac patient, the Registered Dietician at Westgate Hills plays an important role in educating individuals and providing them with the education and support necessary for them to reclaim their overall sense of wellbeing and return home confidently.

This, along with the post discharge assistance and the follow up by licensed medical leaders, gives the cardiac patients at Westgate Hills greater confidence to resume their prized daily routines.

For more information and to inquire about the specialized Cardiac Program at Westgate Hills please contact Heather Jackson at 410-646-2100.

Presenting the Newly Renovated Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center At Briarwood’s Open House

With a proven track record of successful redesign and transformation, and its strong vision of post acute health care and service delivery, Marquis Health Services, has introduced a whole new vision of care to the greater Needham community.

Benefiting from Marquis’ credo of Rehabbing Care™ and its fresh perspective on rehabilitation and Long Term Care, Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center recently underwent expansive renovations that transformed the facility into a state-of-the-art haven for Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care.

At the superb Open House that took place on February 11, 2015 Healthcare professionals convened and were able to behold the extent of Briarwood’s million dollar renovations.

Featuring Superbowl XLIX Champion and New England Patriot Jerod Mayo as a special guest, this fabulous night kicked off with autographed footballs for early guests and personal tours of the Center that provided an excellent opportunity to see Briarwood’s new therapy gym that boasts the most modern rehabilitation equipment, experience the spacious well-lit environment, and meet the highly trained team of professionals.

A delectable selection of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails was served with exquisite music provided by a four string quartet.

Briarwood’s Open House was indeed a great opportunity to see how Marquis transformed the facility into a modern, expansive rehabilitation and long-term care center that provides the most technologically advanced care and personalized attention.

For more information about Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, please call 781-449-4040.

In Marquis’ Legacy of Exceptional Healthcare, at Briarwood Rehabbing Care™ is who we are and what we do.

 

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Introducing Rehabbing Care™ at the New Willow Springs Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

Marquis Health Services, a Brick, New Jersey based subacute and long term care provider, is pleased to introduce its dynamic and proven vision for care transformation to the greater New Jersey area with the recent purchase and acquisition of Burnt Tavern Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

The newly named Willow Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center will undergo a million dollar renovation inclusive of a state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym expansion, patient room enhancements, improved amenity offerings and more.

With the Marquis signature Rehabbing Care™ approach to subacute and long term care delivery, Willow Springs Healthcare Center now offers an enhanced post acute experience for all who may encounter a healthcare setback, require post surgical or post acute rehabilitation or who may require long term care services.

Rehabbing Care™ is an innovative concept that encompasses everything that impacts an individual’s return to health; where every element of the center is geared to restoring the health and spirit of the individual, and is reflective of the comprehensive and clinically excellent therapies provided.

With the credo “Rehabbing Care™ is who we are and what we do, and a proven track record of successful care redesign, Marquis is creating a modern and sophisticated Healthcare Center that masterly harmonizes modern comfort and cutting-edge rehabilitative services.

“We have truly introduced a whole new vision of care to the greater Brick community”, says Charles Benjamin, Administrator at Willow Springs. “Expertly utilizing the best that modern technology offers to healthcare, our outstanding interdisciplinary team delivers aggressive personalized rehabilitative services focused on accelerating every individual’s recovery”.

Willow Springs’ comprehensive suite of services includes 7 day per week physical, occupational and speech therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, stroke recovery, cardiac care, wound care, skilled nursing and pain management, as well as personalized senior living in its adjacent Premier Assisted Living, “The Meadows”.

With a prime location that is easily accessible via the Garden State Parkway and other major County routes, Willow Springs provides a much awaited personalized environment that rehabilitates the body, uplifts the spirit and renews strength right in the heart of Ocean County, New Jersey.

For more information about the service and experience offerings at Willow Springs, please contact 732.840.3700 or visit www.willowspringsrehab.com

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Busy, Dynamic and Back to Optimal Condition With Marquis’ Rehabbing Care™

With our unique concept of Rehabbing Care and a fresh perspective on rehabilitation and long-term care, Marquis Health Services introduces a whole new vision of care.

Parlaying a keen awareness that more and more of today’s rehab patients are younger individuals who are more mobile and dynamic, we create five-star rehab environments that are both invigorating and consumer-friendly, intent on restoring each individual to optimal condition.

Via superior quality of care and unparalleled customer service, we successfully transform facilities into modern, expansive rehabilitation and long-term care centers that utilize the most technologically advanced rehab equipment and provide the highest caliber of personalized subacute and nursing care.

Stepping into any of our Rehabilitation and Healthcare Centers, the first thing you notice is spacious, optimistic and well-lit settings, and the focused effort every single member of the team makes to deliver the best diagnostic and rehabilitative care in a plethora of specialized disciplines, with the singular goal of returning individuals, home as soon as possible.

In each one of our Centers, you can see the professional staff of caregivers providing nurturing round-the- clock care to long-term residents in an all-pervasive environment of respect, dignity and compassion. Our all-encompassing continuum of care includes a dedicated focus on every patient’s physical, social and emotional well-being which is evident as the staff welcomes and encourages family members to play an active role in the care of loved ones.

Our credo of Rehabbing Careis who we are and what we do, underlines each of our Centers’ unique identity as we infuse every aspect of the environment with our signature approach. Anticipating and responding to the needs of the community, and positively impacting the surrounding area, assures Marquis Health Services is a welcomed presence at all levels.

This personalized approach to healthcare, enables us to seamlessly integrate each individual’s emotional and spiritual make-up as a vital element in the recovery process. As a subsidiary of Tryko Partners, we leverage an expert management team comprised of dignitaries and religious officials poised to provide advice and counsel to the diverse spiritual needs germane to the demographics of each of the communities in which they operate.

With Centers in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, our Centers are widely recognized by these communities for implementing innovative programs that streamline the rehabilitation process. Effectively delivering optimal results in short-term rehabilitation, and meeting the long-term care needs of the community with a hands-on approach and top quality ratings, we are roundly acclaimed as a preeminent provider of healthcare in the Northeast.

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Announcing Briarwood’s New Pulmonary Program

Marquis is excited to introduce a new Pulmonary Program at Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center under the direction of  Dr. Yatish Patel. The program aims to provide specialized care and services to individuals with a variety of acute and chronic lung disorders.

This specialized program focuses on reducing pulmonary symptoms, promoting independence and quality of life, decreasing disability, and increasing one’s participation in physical and social activities.

In our signature warm and welcoming environment, the Rehab rooms are expressly designed to meet the specific needs of patients with pulmonary conditions and are equipped with in-wall high flow oxygen with a capacity of 15 liters and the ability to constantly provide oxygen or PRN if needed.

As a Board Certified Pulmonologist affiliated with Beth Israel Hosptial-Needham, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Dr. Patel brings to Briarwood his years of experience and expertise in reducing pulmonary symptoms and providing specialized care to individuals with acute and chronic lung disorders. Dr. Patel will personally attend to our patients and work directly with our highly trained Rehab and Nursing staff to provide on-going education and guidance as to the proper care for each person’s individualized pulmonary needs.
To assist patients in better understanding and coping with their condition, Briarwood’s comprehensive program features Patient, Family and Caregiver Education, Training and Support. Other services include on-site Respiratory Therapy, Physical and Occupational Therapy as ordered, 24/7 Nurse Supervision and routine Physical Evalutions.

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Introducing Yogesh Viroja, M.D., M.B.A.

At Marquis Health Services, we are fortunate to have the esteemed Dr. Yogesh Viroja serve as our Corporate Medical Director. With an exemplary clinical trajectory in Geriatric Medicine and a commitment to providing patients with the highest level of rehabilitation services, Dr. Viroja is a natural fit for Marquis’ vast and all-encompassing Vision of Care in every center under our management.

As the Corporate Medical Director at Marquis Health Services, Dr. Viroja’s goal is to establish an unparalleled level of excellence at each Rehabilitation Center and Nursing Home consistent with the overall visionary management at Marquis.

Our foremost objective is to strategically improve care, attain a competitive advantage in today’s complex Healthcare industry that inevitably results in a better life for each one of our patients.

For the Short-Term Rehab patients, this unwavering passion leads to progressive recovery, provides aggressive state of the art rehabilitation combined with patient education in terms of disease, drugs to help them gain control and plan their future as it relates to their own health.

For the Long-Term patients, our steadfast commitment to provide excellent chronic disease management minimizes risk of acute illnesses, and assists the patient in every way possible, to live their lives to the fullest.

In Marquis’ trademark standard of excellence, our Palliative Care Services are focused on developing close ties and working with the patient’s loved ones, understanding that for Long-Term Residents, our Healthcare Center IS their home and thus we want to respect their every personal preference, so that they have “the very feeling of being in their own home” with the added value of being fully cared for.

You can expect to see Dr. Viroja’s accrued knowledge in Geriatrics along with his expertise in managing Healthcare to be reflected in Marquis’ growing number of Centers across Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New Jersey: Bringing our legacy of exceptional caregiving to a whole new level!

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Specialized Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programming Planned at Numerous Marquis Centers

In recognition of National COPD Awareness Month, all Marquis facilities with a specialized Pulmonary Care Unit have scheduled an informative educational session to be presented by their team of Respiratory Professionals. This is an opportune time to increase the overall awareness of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, a disease that kills more than 120,000 Americans each year and causes serious, long-term disability.

With the number of people with COPD increasing, it is vital for the public to become more educated so that they can take control of their health. We hope that our upcoming seminars, entitled “Understanding & Managing COPD”, helps people take steps to mitigate risk factors and implement a healthier lifestyle.

New Eastwood Takes On the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Following our nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, New Eastwood’s staff and residents were excited to participate in this bucket dumping activity to help raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association.
We’ve nominated the entire Marquis Health Care family to join the Ice Bucket Challenge, showing their support for this worthy cause.

Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Brookside Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
River Terrace Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Webster park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Valley Stream Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Brentwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Kearsley Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
and Jennifer Loy

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

For more information on ALS visit the ALS Association at ALSA.org

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New Eastwood Hosts Monthly Educational Talks

New Eastwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is proud to present Monthly Educational Talks for the community. The first seminar “The Advanced Directive Educational Talk” took place in September and was presented by Joann Kozak, MSW, LSW of Easton Home Health & Hospice. October’s seminar to take place on Oct. 30 and will feature Dr. Koroush Khalighi, Member of Easton Cardiovascular Associates, P.C. and Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Easton Hospital, discussing “Cardiac Disease Prevention”

For more information contact Millie Santiago at 610.742.2668.

New Eastwood Hosts Monthly Educational Talks

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Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Joins the War Against Hunger

Briarwood - Ride For FoodMany Briarwood staff members rode in the Three Squares New England Ride for Food – an annual event organized to make a real and immediate impact in feeding our neighbors within New England.

To benefit our neighbors in need, Briarwood has sponsored a donation to the Needham Community Council’s team.

To donate online:
http://www.firstgiving.com/RideForFood/2014/teams

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GO TEAM BRIARWOOD!

Briarwood Walk to End AlzheimersTeam Briarwood is proud to be participating in the Neponset Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s to take place on Saturday, Sept. 27th at Patriot’s Place. Come out to cheer us on!

View Pictures of the Event

You can make a direct donation at the following link:
http://act.alz.org/goto/teambriarwood

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

New Alzheimer and Dementia Program Director at Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center’s Memory Care Unit

Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, a Sub-Acute Rehab and Long-Term Nursing Community with a reputation for excellence nestled in the heart of residential Needham, is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Alzheimer Program Director, Rosemary Damigella.

Briarwood’s enhanced Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program, under the auspices of the renowned Dr. Sumer Verma and Dr. Michael Fuller, has earned an outstanding reputation for its sensitive care of the memory impaired. The secured unit features a specialized Recreation program designed to fill every moment of each day with meaningful interactions and life-enhancing experiences.

Rosemary Damigella joined the Briarwood family in 2006 and has been an integral staff member ever since, proving herself to be creative in developing and implementing quality programming to stimulate the mind and body.

In her new role as Alzheimer Program Director, Rosemary is charged with coordinating and developing recreation programing to assist with resident care. Rosemary will work closely with the Doctors, Nurses, CNA’s and her own Activities Staff – maintaining an overarching view of each individual’s quality of life and overall wellbeing. She plans activities with a focus on spiritual, sensory and cognitive aspects, and utilizes a clustering technique – dividing residents into smaller groups based on their cognitive level and providing each group with a task suited to their abilities. Her goal is to elicit and sustain positive emotions, preserve the residents’ dignity, and create moments of success. Rosemary underwent intensive training by the Alzheimer’s Association, qualifying her to teach a 12-hour Alzheimer’s Training Class to Briarwood’s Staff.

Rosemary is excited about her expanded responsibilities and looks forward to providing comfort to those residents suffering from memory loss. “Both of my parents had Alzheimer’s so unfortunately I’m intimately familiar with the accompanying challenges and pain. Being able to give someone a joyous moment is very satisfying and I find that the residents give us as much as we give them.”

For more information about Briarwood’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program and the other services provided, please call (781) 449-4040.

Kearsley Birthday Party Recognizes17 Residents Ages 95 to 105

Tryko Partners-Owned Property Cited During Dignitary-Studded Celebration

Kearsley ProclamationPHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 12, 2013 – Mayoral citations for 17 Kearsley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center residents ages 95 to 105, and a City Proclamation recognizing the property’s contributions highlighted a dignitary-studded birthday celebration at the 84-bed skilled nursing facility. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Mrs. Lisa Nutter, State Representative Vanessa Brown, Civil Rights Commissioner Marshall Freeman and 2012 Presidential Award recipient Patricia Lehrman joined Kearsley residents, family members, staff and administration at the gala summer event.

A procession of the honorees escorted by their families – while brief bios of each were read to a packed crowd – highlighted the celebration. In addition to receiving Mayor Nutter’s special citations, each resident received a proclamation from the State Commissioners as well as a certificate of special recognition from Kearsley.

“This event provided us with an opportunity to show respect and admiration for our elders – the people who have learned life’s lessons and taught us what we know,” noted Barry Munk, LNHA, administrator at Kearsley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. “Our honorees all have led productive lives and contributed to their communities, and they continue to inspire us every day.”

Kearsley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is part of Marquis Health Services, LP, the skilled nursing division Tryko Partners, LLC. Norman Rokeach, director of nursing home operations, credited the property’s staff and administration for its dedication to residents, their families and the greater Philadelphia community.

“Our approach to nursing home operation centers on two goals: providing excellent care and providing excellent customer service,” Rokeach said. “We look at each property and its neighborhood to see how we can create a warm living and working environment, and provide services that bridge any healthcare gaps in the larger community. This birthday celebration falls right in line with what we are about, and the proclamation from the city is truly gratifying because it recognizes the Kearsley team’s efforts to put this philosophy into practice.”

Kearsley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center recently received a five-star rating in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes” feature. Tryko Partners, which acquired the property in 2011, currently is adding a new dedicated sub-acute rehab wing that will house an additional 30 private rooms for individuals recuperating from an accident, surgery or illness. The company also recently added a new, 2,200-square-foot gym and has completed extensive upgrades throughout the common areas. The facility is located on a 13-acre campus that also includes age-restricted rental housing at Kearsley Apartments and Kearsley Square – it is recognized as the nation’s oldest retirement community.

As owner, manager or partner, Tryko Partners is involved in more than 1,500 skilled nursing beds and continues in an active acquisition mode. The Brick, N.J., company also is well known for its involvement in the multifamily investment sector; it currently maintains a growing, 5,000-unit residential portfolio. The 23-year-old organization invests in multifamily properties, healthcare facilities, and tax liens throughout the Northeast – including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Delaware – and the greater Chicago market in the Midwest.

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Firm Buys, Will Renovate Danvers Health Care Center

Danvers —

369108 MA_DH_brent.jpgTryko Partners, LLC, a private equity real estate firm, acquired in a cash transaction the 159-bed skilled nursing facility, formerly known as the Radius Healthcare Center at 56 Liberty St., Danvers last week.

Tryko says it plans a $2 million renovation and rebranding at the property, to be known moving forward as Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

“We have a long and successful track record of revitalizing and repositioning skilled nursing assets through capital investments and excellent patient care,” said Uri Kahanow, Tryko’s director of acquisitions. “Danvers has a higher-than-average percentage of residents over age 65, and this property houses nearly one third of the town’s certified skilled nursing beds. In short, it has great potential. We look forward to bringing this property to a much higher level.”

Built in 1972, the three-story, 57,750-square-foot property sits on a 1.85-acre parcel at the intersection of Liberty and Elliot streets in a predominately residential area. The Beverly Hospital at Danvers is located just 10 minutes away, while the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care just a three-minute drive from the property.

Tryko says it will invest approximately $2 million to renovate the building from top to bottom. This will include the incorporation of a dedicated, 30-bed sub-acute care unit and a new, 1,500-square-foot gym. The firm also will introduce fine dining, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation with therapy offered seven days per week, and a specialized Alzheimer’s program.

The property recently earned Tier Two honors from the American Health Care Association’s Quality Initiative Recognition Program — for safely reducing both hospital readmissions and off-label use of antipsychotics. Tryko will build on this quality care momentum.

“As a third-generation nursing home operator, our approach centers on two goals: providing excellent care and providing excellent customer service,” said Norman Rokeach, director of nursing home operations for Marquis Health Services, Tryko’s in-house healthcare division. “We bring a wealth of knowledge, ideas and best practices for adapting to the changing healthcare industry, and staying ahead of the game with innovative rehabilitation and clinical programs.”

The Danvers purchase marks Tryko Partners’ continued expansion and investment emphasis in the skilled nursing sector. The company currently is involved in more than 1,500 skilled nursing beds, including additional Massachusetts properties in Needham and Rockland.

Several Tryko nursing facilities received five-star ratings in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 “Best Nursing Homes” feature. This distinction recognizes excellence in three categories: state-conducted health inspections, nursing and physical therapy staffing, and quality medical care.

Headquartered in Brick, N.J., Tryko also is well known for its involvement in the multifamily investment sector; it currently maintains a growing, 5,000-unit residential portfolio. The organization invests in multifamily properties, healthcare facilities, and tax liens throughout the Northeast – including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts and Virginia.

Source: http://www.wickedlocal.com/danvers/news/x1565408908/Firm-buys-will-renovate-Danvers-health-care-center

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Marquis Health Services Skilled Nursing Homes Receive Five-Star Ratings

Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

U.S. NEWS ASSIGNS TOP MARKS FOR THREE PROPERTIES IN MASS. AND PA.

BRICK, N.J., May 17, 2013 – Three Marquis Health Services nursing home properties have received five-star ratings in U.S. News and World Report’s recently published “Best Nursing Homes” feature. Awarded to less than 20 percent of the nation’s nearly 16,000 nursing homes, the five-star distinction recognizes excellence in three categories: state-conducted health inspections, nursing and physical therapy staffing, and quality medical care.

Norman Rokeach, Director of Nursing Home Operations for Marquis Health Services, Tryko’s in-house healthcare division, notes that the top marks are particularly gratifying at a time when the private equity real estate group is actively growing its skilled nursing portfolio. The recognized facilities include:

  • Briarwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Needham, Mass., where Marquis is in the midst of a $1 million capital improvement project.
  • The 110-bed Coyne Healthcare Center in Rockland, Mass., which Marquis is currently expanding with the addition of a new sub-acute wing.
  • Kearsley Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Philadelphia, an 84-bed facility located on a 13-acre campus that also includes age-restricted rental housing. Marquis is currently adding a new sub-acute wing at Kearsley as well.

According to the U.S. News website, the data used in the analysis came from Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The agency assigned facilities a rating in each of the three aforementioned categories, and then combined these ratings to generate an overall score.

“We consider our five-star ratings to be great accomplishments,” Rokeach said. “And while we are proud of the recognition, at the end of the day we really are working for the well-being and satisfaction of our patients, their families and our staff members.”

As a third-generation nursing home operator, Marquis brings deep experience to its facilities. “Our approach to nursing home operation centers on two goals: providing excellent care and providing excellent customer service,” Rokeach said. “Our senior team members have decades of experience in this business. They bring a wealth of knowledge, ideas and best practices for adapting to the changing healthcare industry, and staying ahead of the game with innovative rehabilitation and clinical programs. We look at each property and its neighborhood to see how we can create a warm living and working environment, and provide services that bridge any healthcare gaps in the larger community.”

During the past 12 months, Tryko Partners has renewed its emphasis on healthcare investment opportunities. Recently, the firm purchased New Eastwood Care & Rehabilitation Center in Easton, Pa., and has launched a $1 million renovation there. Rokeach noted that he expects by next year this facility, too, will receive a five-star U.S. News rating. Tryko continues to seek nursing home acquisition opportunities in its geographic target area. In total, as owner, manager or partner, the company is involved in more than 1,500 skilled nursing beds.

The company also is well known for its involvement in the multifamily investment sector; it currently maintains a growing, 5,000-unit residential portfolio. The 23-year-old organization invests in multifamily properties, healthcare facilities, and tax liens throughout the Northeast – including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Delaware – and the greater Chicago market in the Midwest.

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Marquis Health Services Adds New Eastwood to Skilled Nursing Portfolio

New Eastwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center

NEW CARDIAC AND PULMONARY PROGRAM PLANNED FOR EASTON, PA., FACILITY

EASTON, Pa., March 11, 2013 – New Eastwood Care & Rehabilitation Center in Easton has become the latest addition to Tryko Partners ’ skilled nursing portfolio. The The private equity real estate group, based in Brick, N.J., purchased the facility from Signature HealthCARE for $6.3 million and will immediately invest more than $500,000 in physical and program enhancements.

Located at 2125 Fairview Avenue, directly across the street from Easton Hospital, the two-story nursing home includes 97 beds. “New Eastwood benefits from a superb location with limited competition in the immediate area,” noted Uri Kahanow, Tryko’s Director of Acquisitions. “It also is right in our backyard, just an hour away from both our corporate headquarters and our Kearsley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center facility in Philadelphia. In short, New Eastwood is a great strategic fit for us.”

Marquis Health Services, Tryko’s in-house healthcare division, will launch a capital improvement program focused on renovating and upgrading New Eastwood’s therapy gym, rehabilitation rooms and common areas. The firm also will complete cosmetic upgrades in patient rooms. “The improvements will create a home-like atmosphere to complement quality care and excellent customer service – elements that distinguish all of our nursing home properties,” Kahanow said.

Additionally, the company will incorporate new cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. “We met with the administration at Easton Hospital to talk about ways that we can better serve the Easton-area community,” noted Norman Rokeach, Director of Nursing Home Operations for Marquis Health Services. “Cardiac and pulmonary issues represent a significant percentage of the diagnoses there that require rehabilitation, yet no local options have been available for this patient population. We are pleased to be able to fulfill this need.”

The Private Bank, based in Chicago, provided Tryko Partners with financing for the New Eastwood acquisition. Sam Dendrinos and Laura Santillanes managed the transaction. “This is the second time we have worked with Sam and Laura, who also helped us with our acquisition of the Kearsley campus in 2011,” noted Chad Buchanan, Tryko Partners’ chief investment officer. “Their customer-focused approach enabled us to work in a tight timeframe. We moved from contract to closing in just 60 days.”

The New Eastwood purchase marks Tryko Partners’ continued expansion and investment emphasis in the skilled nursing sector. The company currently is involved in more than 1,500 skilled nursing beds. Tryko also is well known for its involvement in the multifamily investment sector; it currently maintains a growing, 5,000-unit residential portfolio. The 23-year-old organization invests in multifamily properties, healthcare facilities, and tax liens throughout the Northeast – including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Delaware – and the greater Chicago market in the Midwest.

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Marquis Health Services Acquires Skilled Nursing Asset in Needham, Mass.

Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

BRIARWOOD HEALTHCARE & REHABILITATION CENTER MARKS GROWING LOCAL PRESENCE

NEEDHAM, Mass., Jan. 3, 2012 – Private equity real estate group Tryko Partners, LLC of Brick, N.J., has added Briarwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Needham, to its healthcare portfolio. The $12.5 million purchase closed this week, representing the firm’s growing foothold in the regional market.

Tryko Partners purchased Briarwood from its long-time and well-respected owner/administrator Walter Collins. The property includes sub-acute, long-term care and Alzheimer’s units, with an onsite dining room, kitchen, laundry room, beauty salon, and offices and conference rooms. Briarwood is located at 150 Lincoln Street, just 1,000 feet from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, and less than 10 miles from both The VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.

The acquisition represents a departure from the norm for Tryko Partners, which typically specializes in turnaround properties. “Briarwood has been maintained and operated incredibly well,” noted Uri Kahanow, the firm’s director of acquisitions. “It has a phenomenal reputation in the local and medical communities. Walter and his team continuously upgraded the facilities and services here. Simply put, this is a terrific asset in an excellent, suburban Boston location, and we look forward to building on its success.”

To that end, Tryko Partners plans to enhance Briarwood’s services with the addition of new orthopedic and cardiac rehabilitation programs. The firm also will invest approximately $1 million in capital improvements at the property. Most notably, this will include a significant expansion of the rehabilitation gym, resulting in a physical therapy suite approximately four times its current size, with new equipment and added services.

“Our goal is to expand on Briarwood’s recognized excellence,” noted Norman Rokeach, director of nursing home operations for Marquis Health Services, Tryko’s in-house healthcare division. “We anticipate that our approach – focused on hands-on, quality care – will be well received by our patients and their families. We also look forward to providing new services that respond to needs within the local community and continuing the close working relationships Walter established with the physicians at Beth Israel-Deaconess.”

According to Chad Buchanan, Tryko’s vice president of investments, the transaction progressed smoothly and quickly, closing just 60 days after his firm’s initial introduction to Briarwood. Jeremy and Jason Stroiman of Evans Senior Investment served as brokers in the sale. Jack Shea and John Davison of Rockland Trust arranged the financing.

“Rockland Trust already was familiar with this facility, and being a local, relationship-based bank, they were able to move quickly and judiciously to help us achieve a year-end close,” Buchanan said. “We look forward to continuing this new association with Rockland Trust; in fact, we are already in discussions regarding an additional financing project.”

The purchase of Briarwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center marks Tryko’s growing presence in the Massachusetts skilled nursing community. The firm, through Marquis Health Services, already manages Coyne Healthcare, a 110-bed facility in Rockland. It also marks a renewed emphasis on healthcare investment opportunities. Tryko is involved in more than 1,500 skilled nursing beds and currently is in contract to purchase another facility in Pennsylvania.

“Our approach to nursing home operation centers on two goals: providing excellent care and providing excellent customer service,” Rokeach said. “Our senior team members have decades of experience in this business. They bring a wealth of knowledge, ideas and best practices for adapting to the changing healthcare industry, and staying ahead of the game with innovative rehabilitation and clinical programs. With each acquisition, we look at the property and the market to see how we can create a warm living and working environment, and provide services that bridge any healthcare gaps in the larger community.”

Tryko also is well known for its involvement in the multifamily investment sector; it currently maintains a growing, 5,000-unit residential portfolio. The 23-year-old organization invests in multifamily properties, healthcare facilities, and tax liens throughout the Northeast – including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Delaware – and the greater Chicago market in the Midwest.

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