Dylan’s Harvest of Hope Fall Festival
On October 26th, St. James Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center hosted its 3rd annual community fundraiser. The festival this year benefitted Dylan Beach, an active boy in third grade at St. James Elementary. Dylan’s medical path began when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was just over two years old. Today, he is doing well and enjoys spending time with his friends and family. Over $6000 was raised for Dylan and his family.
Happy Birthday Anna Mario!
Anna Mario celebrated her 108th Birthday at St. James Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on February 3rd. Friends and family members gathered during her favorite activity, the afternoon bingo game. She has been a resident for a year and a half at St. James, and her spry personality can be seen by all she encounters. An excellent time was shared by all who attended.
St James Veteran’s Day Program
St. James Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center honored and paid tribute to our veterans and their families this Veterans Day. A certificate was presented to honor each veteran in recognition of grateful appreciation for serving in the military of the United States of America in the name of freedom and democracy and courageously protecting our liberty and independence. A pin was given as a small token to say thank you for all they have done. Tom, the entertainer from Dance Machine, began the program with the Star Spangled Banner and our administrator William St. George, a veteran himself, spoke about our nation’s holiday and thanked the many men and women who served for our country. A resident stood proud and shared stories and photos of her husband. A family member of another patient showed his discharge papers he has kept in his wallet for seventy years. The teary eyed program was meaningful to all those in attendance. St. James Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has been a supportive residence for many veterans throughout the years and will continue to be one for many years to come.
Shared by Avi Goldstein, Lead Director of Concierge Services
Art Show Photo album
St. James Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Ice Bucket Challenge
Created by a group of local physicians in 1970, St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has established itself as a leading provider of quality healthcare within the surrounding community. In August 2012, the Center was purchased by Mark Friedman and Neal Einhorn, the founding principals of CareRite Centers, LLC.
“Our goal is to provide an unsurpassed level of attention, care and services for achieving effective recovery without repeated incident, which helps to reduce hospital readmission,” stated Akiva Rudner, Chief Operating Officer of CareRite Centers. “The expansion of our signature HealthBridge Specialized Care Program assures that every patient receives a high level of customized therapies and five-star, comfort-enhancing amenities that support self-reliance and a safe return to their home.”
The $4.5 million investment in renovations and remodeling has elevated St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center to a luxurious, boutique, therapeutically nurturing environment that renews and reinvigorates the mind, body and soul. The Center’s vast remodeling over the past 18 months includes redesigned bedrooms, family and respite rooms, and the introduction of a new concierge program that promotes an aesthetically healing and engaging environment for its 100 sub-acute patients and 130 long-term residents. The new inpatient rehabilitation program also features a genuine Smart Car, supermarket, restaurant, life-sized street crossing, kitchen, laundry room and a model master suite used for occupational therapy for patients to become more acclimated to their home environment.
St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center also unveiled its new Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, which marks the first of its kind in the local area and is overseen by physicians of North Suffolk Cardiology Group, a Practice of Stony Brook Community Medical, PC. This new program features state-of-the-art equipment and cardiac (telemetry) units for monitoring each patient during treatment sessions.
“We are proud to launch this groundbreaking cardiac rehabilitation program within the local community, and we could not have set this type of standard of specialized cardiac care if it wasn’t for our strategic partnership with North Suffolk Cardiology Group, who shared our vision,” said Bert Heinneman, VP of Business Development and Marketing, CareRite Centers.
At the helm of the Center is Administrator William J. St. George. A leader in healthcare for 47 years, Mr. St. George has worked tirelessly to ensure a seamless transition that complements the Center’s integrity and mission of excellence. “Our staff is dedicated to providing a reinvigorated therapeutically healing environment for our patients so they can recover quickly and successfully return home to their families,” commented St. George.
Thomas P. Ribaudo, MD, FACC of North Suffolk Cardiology Group was one of the night’s honorees for his contributions to St. James’ Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. He maintains that the new Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is the beginning of the trend in transitional care units. Dr. Ribaudo commented, “We saw there was a need to increase quality of care for cardiac patients by having on-site cardiologists. We were fortunate as far as timing goes that the owners had a vision and wanted to expand this center. The two ideas merged at the right time, in the right place.”
Also recognized for his service within the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program was Trevor A. Verga, MD, North Suffolk Cardiology Group. He explained that one of his most important roles as a cardiologist is ensuring continuity of care for patients. “St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is a world-class facility with great staff and a tremendous program that we are very happy to offer every patient that comes through these doors,” said Dr. Verga. “Ultimately, we want to see our patients recovering without risk of heading back to the hospital so they can return to their homes safely and once again be active within the community.”
For more information about St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, located at 275 Moriches Road in St. James, NY 11780, visit www.stjamesrehab.com or call (631) 862-8000.
St. James Rehab Cutting Ceremony Photo: St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Executives and Staff mark with a special ribbon cutting ceremony the official debut of the Center’s multi-million dollar renovations, groundbreaking Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, and expanded services within its HealthBridge Specialized Care Program.
Smart Car Crane Shot: Pictured is the Smart Car that CareRite Centers recently transported through the St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center’s second story window via a rig and crane operated by All County Crane, the same company that hoisted the Space Shuttle on the Intrepid. This Smart Car is the newest addition to the Center’s Occupational Rehabilitation Program, which is geared toward helping patients re-acclimate themselves to their home environments and routines before returning home.
Where St. James honored their resident, Mrs. Anna Mario, for her 106th birthday.
St. James, October 3, 2013: St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, located at 275 Moriches Road in St. James recently opened their doors to the community hosting a fun and fabulous event.
Attendees from Arbors of Islandia East, Arbors of Islandia West, Sunrise of Holbrook, Smithtown Senior Center, Lakeshore Assisted Living, Maple Point at Rockville center, Brookhaven Senior Center, resident volunteers of St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, and the family and friends of Mrs. Anna Mario dined on a delicious buffet catered by Rocco’s in St. James, while watching live performances by the professional dancers of Arthur Murray Dance Studios.
The dance teams donned magnificent Vegas style costumes and performed Tangos, Waltzes and a Salsa dance that brought everyone to their feet.
The guest of honor, Anna Mario, 106 year old resident of St. James Rehab, was surrounded by five generations of family who spoke lovingly about Anna and the care she received at St. James. Elaine Mario, Anna Mario’s daughter, stated, “We have never seen her happier. She cannot stop talking about it and sincerely appreciates all that was done for her.”
The afternoon was filled with many memorable moments. Many guests stating they felt they had attended a Broadway production! In a lovely ‘thank you’ card sent from Elaine Mario and her husband Frank they are quoted to say, “To all that made this possible and all who worked so hard in making this event so memorable for Mom, her family and friends, we extend a thank you from the bottom of our hearts. They say in life you should always ‘reach for the stars,’ but on that day the stars reached out to Mom and gave her a day she will never forget.”
Guests also had the opportunity to experience the warm and caring atmosphere of St. James, where we are committed to providing superior rehabilitative services, healing through therapeutic art and maintaining excellent customer service.
For more information about St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, and their newly renovated, state of the art facility, please call to schedule a tour 631-862-8000 or visit our website at www.stjamesrehab.com.