Spring Grove Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Named among “2019-’20 Best Nursing Homes for Short-Term Rehabilitation”

February 5, 2020

 A $3 million renovation program, new specialty programming and recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “2019-’20 Best Nursing Homes for Short-Term Rehabilitation” punctuate the positive changes taking place at Spring Grove Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in New Providence.

“Spring Grove is working diligently to take everything from clinical acuity to customer service to the next level,” said Ari Katz, administrator of the 106-bed skilled nursing facility. “We are so pleased with Spring Grove’s progress to date, and the recognition by U.S. News & World Report – a global leader in quality rankings – is a testament to our efforts.”

Located at 144 Gales Drive, Spring Grove Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center also provides post-hospital care and long-term residential care. The facility maintains a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Spring Grove one year ago retained nursing home administrative services company Marquis Health Services of Brick, N.J., to spearhead the facilities’ multi-million-dollar renovation. The project is creating a modern, home-like environment for patients and staff. Physical improvements include a full-scale retrofit of the dedicated subacute unit, expansion of a state-of-the-art rehab therapy gym and upgrades throughout the long-term care unit. In addition, enhancements are being made to the dining room and other common areas.

Further, Marquis Health Services has incorporated its branded, hospitality-focused Guest Services program at Spring Grove, offering concierge-style support and personal services. The initiative aims to elevate lifestyle and convenience for residents. Highlights include a 24/7 dedicated hospitality line; assistance with errands, such as pick-ups from local grocery and department stores; help with banking needs; coordination of pet visits; connections for personal spiritual and pastoral support; and planning for family gatherings and celebrations. Guest Services also offers on-site barbers and beauticians on a regular basis.

Specialty Programs Serve Community Healthcare Needs

Spring Grove continues to expand its specialty programming as well. “At all Marquis member facilities, we focus on working hand-in-hand with the area’s leading healthcare providers in developing specializations,” added Norman Rokeach, Marquis Health Services’ chief executive officer. “It’s a hallmark of the facilities we represent, and, at Spring Grove, aims to meet the needs of the New Providence community. 

Spring Grove recently introduced physiatry-driven rehabilitation services. Under the leadership of Dr. Jean Bachar, chair of physiatry at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, Spring Grove’s progressive rehabilitation team provides multi-discipline therapy services seven days a week.

 Spring Grove also has incorporated a new chronic kidney disease (CKD) management program. Board-certified nephrologist Dr. Carl S. Goldstein, chief of nephrology at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center in Summit, serves as program director. For patients with CKD and related diagnoses, the program aims to preserve kidney function and prevent further decline through a balance of treatment and education.

Additionally, Spring Grove is now a 24/7 direct admission facility, as an observation or non-acute qualifying hospital stay alternative. The facility offers reduced private pay stabilization rates and payor assistance as well.

Based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Services is the healthcare affiliate of Tryko Partners, LLC. The highly skilled and vision-driven firm currently supports Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds, as well as more than 2,000 independent living units.

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