Alaris Health Extends Congratulations on Recent Employee Academic Achievements (Week 2)

In continuing with our weekly installment, Alaris Health is proud to announce the outstanding academic achievements of the following employee:

It is with immense pleasure that we congratulate Terri Robbins, who recently received her Masters of Science in Nursing (Executive Nursing) from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Terri has been with Alaris Health for two months and currently holds the position of Director of Nursing (DON) at Alaris Health at Hamilton Park. She is also licensed as a CDP (Certified Dementia Practitioner). We are incredibly thankful to have Terri as part of our team!

We appreciate your continued hard work, dedication, and commitment to Alaris Health.

Terri Robbins

(Terri Robins, Director of Nursing at Alaris Health at Hamilton Park)

 


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated 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 specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Member Centers of Alaris Health Participate in the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk

IMG_4453Jersey City, NJ, October 24, 2017 – Member Centers of Alaris Health participated in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk this past Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Newport Plaza in Jersey City.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events celebrate survivors and raise awareness and money to help the American Cancer Society save lives. The money is used to fund innovative research, provide free information and support programs to patients and caregivers, and to help reduce breast cancer risks or find it early when it’s most treatable.

making strides logoBreast cancer is a cause that is personal to so many people at Alaris Health. That’s why we’re joining the nation’s largest network of breast cancer events – the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. We’ll raise money and awareness and together we can continue to save lives.

The American Cancer Society is an important resource for women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer. We owe it to those women to support the organization that does more than any other for them by funding innovative research and providing free information and services.

Lisa Marie Rosado, Recreation Director at Alaris Health at Castle Hill and the Alaris Health Team Captain for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk says “My decision to participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk was deeply inspired by a personal family struggle with breast cancer.  My sister in law who was diagnosed with breast cancer, also faced a significant language barrier as English is not her first language.  Therefore, I assumed the role of both her interpreter/translator and support system through this difficult time from the very beginning.  During this challenging time, I witnessed first-hand the devastating and life altering effects of living with breast cancer.”

She continued “I was deeply impacted when I learned that there were others, even fellow staff members  at Alaris Health, who survived breast cancer. Hearing their stories instilled hope and inspiration for my sister in law to keep fighting. This is precisely the reason why I made the decision to advance my professional and personal growth by becoming Team Captain for Alaris Health at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk”.

IMG_4427Member Centers of Alaris Health are proud to have participated in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and is thrilled about the difference that our associates and their families are making to save lives from breast cancer.  Our team totaled approximately 50 members.

Joseph Filipak, Regional Director of Case Management at Alaris Health added “We couldn’t be more proud of our team! We have so many employees and loved ones with survivor stories, it was important for us to show our support in numbers.  Our teams participation has grown each year, we can’t wait to show our support again in 2018”.

To view more pictures from this event click here.

To donate or join our team please visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/alarishealth. For more information about the American Cancer Society visit https://www.cancer.org/. For more information on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk visit http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/.


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated 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 specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Health Member Centers Partner with RWJBarnabas Health to Lead Care Quality Initiatives

Alaris-and-RWJBarnabas
Jersey City, NJ, October 18, 2017 – In an effort to continuously enhance post acute services, nine Alaris Health Member Centers were chosen to partner with the 11 hospitals of RWJBarnabas Health, an integrated, comprehensive health system that serves New Jersey communities.

Alaris Health and RWJBarnabas Health share a common commitment to providing exceptional quality care in the local New Jersey communities they serve. The primary objective of the partnership is to track the shared patients between RWJBarnabas and Alaris Health Member Centers and share their data to facilitate communication and ensure a continuum of care. The partnership also aims to expand the services that both providers offer, in turn reducing readmission rates.

“This partnership solidifies the overall success of Alaris Member Health Centers as we continue to be the premier provider in the local communities that we serve,” said Alaris Health Member Centers Regional Vice President of Operations Regina Figueroa. “We’re eager to assist each other in reaching our goals.”

She continued, “The partnership is similar to what other hospital systems have done in that we all want the best for our residents by collaborating and sharing information to provide quality care.”

RWJBarnabas Health’s5 star cms logo 2 decision to partner with Alaris Health Member Centers was in large part due to Alaris Health’s exceptionally high average of 4.8 out of 5 stars, per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Five-Star Quality Rating System, a method used to assess skilled nursing facilities’ quality of care services. Of any other skilled nursing facility provider selected to partner with RWJBarnabas, Alaris Health has the most, including Alaris Health at Cedar Grove, Essex, The Fountains – South Campus, Hamilton Park, HarborView, Jersey City, Riverton, West Orange and Care Connection Rahway.

Alaris Health at Essex Administrator Jeanne Leus said of the collaboration, “We are both committed to supporting the transition and coordination between acute and post-care setting with the goal of sharing best practices to improve quality of care and life while reducing costs.”

For more information about RWJBarnabas Health, visit www.rwjbhinfo.org. For more information about Alaris Health Member Centers, visit www.alarishealth.com/find-a-location.

 


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated 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 specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Health Extends Congratulations on Recent Employee Academic Achievements

Alaris Health is proud to announce the outstanding academic achievements of the following employees:

Jonathan Lao, Nursing Informatics Specialist

(Jonathan Lao, Nursing Informatics Specialist)

It is with immense pleasure that we congratulate Jonathan Lao, who recently received his Masters of Science in Nursing (Nursing Informatics) from Walden University in Minneapolis. Jon has been with Alaris Health for five years and works diligently as a Nursing Informatics Specialist. He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), recipient of multiple nursing excellence awards, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). We are incredibly thankful to have Jon as part of our team!

 

Andre Joseph, RN Unit Manager at Alaris Health at West Orange

(Andre Joseph, RN Unit Manager)

 

We would also like to congratulate Andre Joseph, who recently received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. A recent graduate from the Grand Canyon University in Arizona, Andre joined us in 2009 and continues to demonstrate his dedicated work ethic as an RN Unit Manager at Alaris Health at West Orange. We are incredibly thankful to have Andre as part of our team!

 

 

We appreciate your continued hard work, dedication, and commitment to Alaris Health.


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated 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 specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Health at The Atrium Celebrates 15 Years of Excellence

15Anniversary(1)Jersey City, NJ, October 3, 2017 – Alaris Health at The Atrium reached a significant milestone in July; July 2, 2017 marked its 15-year anniversary. Throughout the years, The Atrium has provided the highest quality of care to hundreds of residents and their families, all of whom have become a part of a close-knit family.

Since The Atrium opened its doors to the community on July 2, 2002, it has grown tremendously and is the only assisted living facility in Hudson County. It has adapted to the ever-changing health care landscape in many ways, such as implementing new and improved health care programming with the expansion of Bridges, a memory care unit with sensory-based activities that are tailored to residents’ individual needs. The move from a social model to a medical model has enabled The Atrium to meet residents’ changing needs and provide higher levels of care, hospice services, on-site physicians’ visits and physical, occupational and speech therapy programs.

Alaris Health at The Atrium Administrator Marianne Alfano said, “We continue to serve and cherish every person who moves into the community. We are delighted to be celebrating 15 years of assisted living service and will continue to provide quality care with passion and dedication for all who call Alaris Health at The Atrium home.”

Alaris Health at The Atrium resident MaryAnn Taglieri said, “Having lived at The Atrium since July 23, 2002, I feel truly blessed to call it my home, and the staff my family. They are the most caring, compassionate people I know.”

Activity assistant Richard Altomare added, “Every morning I walk through the door, I look forward to being greeted by cheery smiles and ‘Good morning’. We aim to provide our residents as positive and warm of a welcome as possible when they transition to The Atrium. We start off as caregivers and become their family. I’m extremely grateful to work here and wouldn’t trade my experiences for anything.”

The Atrium has adapted to change in the health care industry and will continue to provide the highest quality of care possible for the next 15 years and beyond,” said Marianne Alfano.

To commemorate the momentous anniversary, Alaris Health at The Atrium celebrated its 15th anniversary during National Assisted Living Week, which was September 10th through September 16th. On Friday, September 14th, The Atrium hosted a special 15th-Year Celebration Extravaganza with elegant dining, live entertainment, giveaways and a champagne toast. The event was open to the public.

Click to learn more about Alaris Health at The Atrium or the 15th-Year Celebration Extravaganza. For a full list of 2017 National Assisted Living Week events that Alaris Health Member Centers held, visit http://alarishealth.com/past-events/.


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated 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 specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.