Open House Event Showcases Modern, Homelike Environment and Enhanced Programming
YEADON, Pa., Oct. 9, 2019 –Marquis Health Services, Providence Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center staff, healthcare colleagues and dignitaries celebrated the completion of a $3 million renovation at the 129-bed Yeadon skilled nursing facility during a recent professional open house event. Located at 600 South Wycombe Ave. on the campus of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Providence provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.
During the open house, more than 150 participants enjoyed tours of Providence, a formal ribbon cutting ceremony, live entertainment and refreshments. Local dignitaries, including Yeadon Mayor Rohan K. Hepkins, were among the attendees.
“At Providence – and all Marquis member facilities – we are focused on developing centers of skilled nursing and healthcare excellence,” said Marquis’ Norman Rokeach, chief executive officer. “Our multi-million-dollar renovation of Providence has created a modern, home-like environment for our residents and supports our expanding specialty programming. We are thrilled with the results.”
Marquis Health Services launched the renovation immediately following its acquisition of Providence Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in 2018. The physical improvements have further modernized the two-story, 52,000-square-foot facility. Work included extensive upgrades to the lobby, common areas, and private and semi-private patient rooms, as well as the rehab therapy gym. The updated gym features state-of-the-art equipment – such as a smart car to help patients simulate actual daily living skills during the rehabilitation process.
“As Mayor of Yeadon, I’m proud of the impact that Providence Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center will have on this community,” Hepkins said. “Their investment in advanced rehabilitation for residents, as well as providing an innovative state-of-the art facility where all this is housed, promises to provide lasting value for the residents of this community for many years to come.”
Program Enhancements: Bedside Hemodialysis and Cardio Pulmonary Care
Providence in September introduced a staff-assisted bedside hemodialysis program in partnership with Compass Home Dialysis. Designed to improve patient quality of life while significantly reducing hospital readmissions, the new program enables residents with end-stage renal disease to receive treatment at the skilled nursing facility, no longer needing to travel to dialysis clinics. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved portable dialysis to be administered in skilled nursing environments.
Enhanced specialty programming at Providence also includes a physician-led Cardio Pulmonary Care Program. The offering focuses on promoting independence and quality of life through reducing symptoms and decreasing disability in heart and lung patients, while increasing their participation in physical and social activities.
“Developing specialized programs with leading doctors, hospitals and healthcare organizations is a hallmark of Marquis,” added Rokeach. “At Providence, our programming is aimed at meeting the needs of the Delaware County community and providing for the very best outcomes for our patients.”
Providence Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center maintains a four-star rating from CMS, with a five-star rating for quality measures. Marquis Health Services, the healthcare affiliate of Tryko Partners, LLC, is a recognized leader in providing subacute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. The company operates nearly 3,000 beds at 24 Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities.
Photo caption: Marquis Health Services celebrated the Providence renovation completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony during its professional open house event. Pictured (L-R) are Marquis’ Norman Rokeach, CEO, Jonathan Papada, administrator, Kelly Weaver, clinical liaison, and Michael Smith, division president; Yeadon Mayor Rohan K. Hepkins; John Federico, director of advancement, Senior Community Services; Steve King, VP of operations, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital; and Marquis’ Jennifer Hertzog, VP of marketing and business development – Mid Atlantic.