Four Alaris Health Member Centers from the Essex County and Hudson County Service Area have received an overall 5-Star rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Four Alaris Health Member Centers from the Essex County Service Area have received an overall 5-Star rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Alaris Health at Belgrove (Kearny), Alaris Health at Essex (Irvington), Alaris Health at West Orange and Alaris Health at St. Mary’s (Orange) have all received this distinction for measures of overall quality. The 5-Star overall rating awarded to these Alaris Health locations place them among the top nursing homes in New Jersey.   

“These important ratings systems assist patients and their families to find the best of the best in nursing home and rehabilitative care,” says Avery Eisenreich, Founder of Alaris Health. “It is an outstanding achievement for these facilities to receive these highly sought after honors.”    

Founded on a tradition of health care excellence, Alaris’ Member Health Centers are leading providers of short-term post hospital rehabilitation, long term and specialty care, with Member Health Centers throughout the state of New Jersey.   

Comprehensive, Highly Rated Care   

All four Centers are places for healing, hope and renewal, as reflected by the range of services and programs. The Centers offer Short-Term Post Hospital Rehabilitation for recovery from trauma, illness, surgery or other conditions. Long Term Care with 24-hour skilled nursing helps patients to maintain the highest levels of health and quality of life. Complex clinical care includes IV Antibiotic Therapy and Tracheotomy Care.   

“Alaris Health at Belgrove is a welcoming and friendly environment where every resident is treated as a member of the Alaris family,” says Jackie Baumrind, Administrator for the Center.  

Alaris Health at Belgrove (Belgrove Post-Acute Care Center), West Orange (St. Cloud Health Care Center) and Essex (Chancellor Specialty Care Center) also were listed among New Jersey’s ‘Best Nursing Homes’ in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 issue. The issue, which was released in February, recognizes top-rated nursing homes based on the CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System.   

“We are pleased that Alaris Health at Essex has been recognized with the 5-star rating and we strive to continue our outstanding delivery of care,” says Maurice Duran, Administrator for the Center.   

A Rating System to Help Families Discern Quality of Care   

An estimated 3.3 million Americans will live in the nation’s nearly 16,000 nursing homes during 2013.   

“Elderly or ailing patients and their families need a way to find the best possible care available,” says Sindy Vaillencourt, Alaris Health at West Orange. “At our Center, patient care is our top priority.”   

CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help patients, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which to ask questions.  The CMS system rates nursing homes nationally in the areas of health inspections, nurse staffing, measures of medical quality of care, and fire safety.   

“With an aging population, the services provided by our Center continue to meet the increasing need, and our high ratings reflect the compassion and commitment of our staff,” says Roy Santos, Administrator at Alaris at St. Mary’s.   

For more information, please call (855) 7-ALARIS.   

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Alaris’ statewide network of Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from Short-Term Post Hospital Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care to Specialized Care. Visit www.alarishealth.com 

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Alaris Health at Cherry Hill is one of the only centers in the state to offer Peritoneal Dialysis Services

For patients with kidney failure, the need for dialysis can be life-altering and time consuming. Many patients choose to have Peritoneal Dialysis (PD), a dialysis treatment that is performed at home during the night, instead of having hemodialysis in a hospital or outpatient clinic several times a week. But if a PD patient develops an illness or has an injury that requires hospitalization, the in-home treatment is frequently interrupted and the patient has to be switched to hemodialysis, which is a significant change.   

Now, at Alaris Health at Cherry Hill, patients who are recovering from a hospitalization can continue to receive PD, as well hemodialysis, as they recuperate from their condition. Alaris Health at Cherry Hill is one of the only centers in New Jersey offering this treatment.   

“We provide the continuity of this type of dialysis in an environment of rehabilitation in a post-acute care setting,” says Mario Torres, MD, Medical Director for PD at Alaris Health at Cherry Hill. “Normally PD patients in a nursing and rehabilitation center would have to switch to hemodialysis or leave the center very early in the morning to travel to a PD site. Now our patients can receive PD on-site from specially trained staff.”   

Besides helping patients who previously received PD, the staff at the center can help the newly diagnosed patients to begin PD treatment while at Alaris Health at Cherry Hill. The staff, in conjunction with PD providers, can assist even patients who are limited in their mobility and show them the correct procedures for PD at home.   

“In addition to our on-site Hemodialysis Center, we have PD-trained staff and a specified area at our facility to focus just on the treatment of these patients,” says Ken Keegan, Administrator at Alaris Health at Cherry Hill.   

“I am extremely proud of the work Ken and his team have done in bringing this critical service to residents,” says Avery Eisenreich, Founder of Alaris Health.   

Founded on a tradition of healthcare excellence, Alaris’ Member Health Centers are leading providers of short-term post hospital rehabilitation, long term and specialty care, with Member Health Centers throughout the state of New Jersey. For more information about PD or other services at Alaris Health at Cherry Hill, please contact Admissions at 856 795 3131.   

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Alaris Health at West Orange announces Susan Pardi, NP, as the new Director of Clinical Program Development

Alaris Health at West Orange announces Susan Pardi, NP, as a new addition to its health care team. Ms. Pardi, a nurse practitioner with 30 years of experience as a lead cardiac nurse, is the new Director of Clinical Program Development.

In her new role, Basking Ridge resident Ms. Pardi will help patients to reduce their risk of potentially preventable re-hospitalizations and will partner with hospitals to lower length of stay rates by transitioning patients to an Alaris Member Center. Founded on a tradition of health care excellence, Alaris’ Member Health Centers are leading providers of short-term post hospital rehabilitation, long term and specialty care, with Member Health Centers throughout the state of New Jersey.

“There is such a need for the type of specialty care programs that Alaris provides, including intensive, seven day a week rehabilitation therapies, a ventilator care program and specialized wound care,” says Ms. Pardi. “We offer patients and their families a safe and secure transition to home. Many are overwhelmed on admission to Alaris but leave stronger, healthier and more relaxed.”

Ms. Pardi has more than 30 years of experience as a cardiac nurse. From the cardiothoracic intensive care unit and the operating room to outpatient care for people with heart failure, her expertise extends across every phase of cardiac nursing. For 15 years, Ms. Pardi was the lead nurse practitioner at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program. Ms. Pardi was an integral member of the heart team, acting as a resource and educator to patients and family members. She has earned respect as an expert in cardiology and promotes quality nursing care that is driven by the priorities of each patient’s needs.

HELPING PATIENTS REDUCE THE RISK OF PREVENTABLE RE-HOSPITALIZATIONS 

Nearly one in five Medicare patients returns to the hospital within a month — about two million people a year. Many of those re-admissions are preventable. The majority of re-hospitalizations are not for the principal diagnosis, and 70 percent of post-surgical hospitalizations are for conditions like pneumonia, heart failure, and gastrointestinal problems that cause most hospitalizations in the elderly.

Alaris’ Member Health Centers and their partner hospitals are taking steps to reduce these readmission rates through patient education and other practices.

“Families are thrilled to have the support of the Alaris Health at West Orange staff to help their loved ones to have the best recovery,” says Ms. Pardi. “Our medical team is in constant contact with the medical staff at the discharging hospital to reduce the rate of readmission.”

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Alaris’ statewide network of Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from Short-Term Post Hospital Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care to Specialized Care. For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com

 

Alaris Health at The Chateau has received an overall 5-Star rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and is ranked as one of New Jersey’s ‘Best Nursing Homes’ in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 issue

 

 

Alaris Health at The Chateau has received an overall 5-Star rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and is ranked as one of New Jersey’s ‘Best Nursing Homes’ in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 issue. The issue, which was released in February, recognizes top-rated nursing homes based on the CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System.  The CMS system rates nursing homes nationally in the areas of health inspections, nurse staffing, measures of medical quality of care, and fire safety.  

“We are very pleased that CMS and U.S. News & World Report have recognized The Chateau with their highest distinction and we celebrate the outstanding quality of care the staff delivers each day,” says Avery Eisenreich, Founder of Alaris Health. “Patients at The Chateau find it to be a place of healing, hope and renewal, as reflected by our comprehensive and individualized range of programs and services.”  

Founded on a tradition of health care excellence, Alaris’ Member Health Centers are leading providers of short-term post hospital rehabilitation, long term and specialty care, with Member Health Centers throughout the state of New Jersey. The Chateau offers a warm, supportive environment for post-hospitalization, short-term rehabilitation patients, and long-term residents alike.  A highly regarded ventilator care program and state-of–the-art post-hospital rehabilitative therapies are just a few of the specialized medical features at The Chateau.  

Susan Roman, Administrator of The Chateau, says, “We are pleased for this recognition from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. Every member of our staff is dedicated to our patients and it is truly a team effort.”  

A Rating System to Help Families Discern Quality of Care  

An estimated 3.3 million Americans will live in the nation’s nearly 16,000 nursing homes during 2013. They and their families need a way to find the best possible care available.  

CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help patients, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which to ask questions. U.S. News collects ratings from nearly every nursing facility in the United States, and created from them a database to highlight the highest-rated homes.  

“These important ratings systems assist patients and their families to find the best of the best in nursing home and rehabilitative care,” adds Mr. Eisenreich.

 For more information, please call Alaris Health at The Chateau at 201-226-9601.

 

Alaris Health at West Orange and Barnabas Health Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) announce a Partnership to provide integrated Medical Care and Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation for patients coming from the hospital

Alaris Health at West Orange and Barnabas Health Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) announce a partnership.

Alaris Health at West Orange and Barnabas Health Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) announce a partnership to provide integrated medical care and rehabilitation services to patients who are recovering from a variety of conditions.

Alaris Health at West Orange will provide patients with the same quality and continuity of care after they transition from NBIMC allowing them to continue their recovery process.  Founded on a tradition of health care excellence, Alaris’ Member Health Centers are leading providers of short-term post hospital rehabilitation, long term and specialty care, with Member Health Centers throughout the state of New Jersey.   

“We are enthusiastic about this partnership and will offer the same standard of excellence in medical care that patients receive at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center,” said Avery Eisenreich, Founder of Alaris Health of New Jersey. “We provide them with a seamless transition to our dedicated facility. Our interdisciplinary approach to care, combined with comprehensive rehabilitation, promotes quicker recovery and helps patients return home more rapidly.”  

Recovery after a major surgical event is different for every patient, and the new partnership ensures that patients receive individual medical care best suited to their needs. The services provided meet specific needs for patients recovering from heart conditions such as heart failure, stable angina, heart transplant, coronary bypass, device implant and heart valve surgery. Other patients who benefit from individual services are those with lung or kidney transplants.  

“Although patients may transition from our Heart Center facility, they can rest assured that all care is provided by a single team of expert physicians and nurses who are in daily communication with the Alaris team about the plan of care,” John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.  

Alaris Health at West Orange offers a dedicated Heart Failure and Transplant Specialty Unit, seven day per-week Rehabilitation Therapies, hospital-approved physician oversight, and a NBIMC Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program Advanced Practice onsite-Nurse.  

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is ranked one of the Region’s Best Hospitals in Cardiology and Heart Surgery by US News & World Report 2012-2013 and is the home to the third largest heart transplant program in the country with outstanding long-term survival rates that consistently meet or exceed national benchmarks.  

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com