Alaris Health at Essex Announces Jessica Arroyo, RN, BSN, LNHA, as the new Administrator

Alaris Health at Essex announces Jessica Arroyo, RN, BSN, LNHA, as the new Administrator and a welcome addition to the Alaris Health at Essex team.  She is an experienced registered nurse as well as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and has been in the Long Term Care and Sub Acute industry for over 20 years.  

Ms. Arroyo, a resident of Dumont, was previously a nurse consultant for Long Term Care and Sub Acute facilities in New York, enhancing operational systems to comply with State and Federal regulations and Joint Commission standards, and providing staff education and recommendations related to Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements.

In New Jersey, she has served as Director of Nursing, Regional Nurse in multiple facilities and has been responsible for clinical services involving oversight, survey preparedness, and clinical program development.  She has assisted facilities in earning a 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and assisted multiple buildings with consistent deficiency-free Annual Surveys. 

In her role as Administrator, she looks forward to continuing to plan, organize, develop, and implement programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures that are necessary for providing quality care and taking the facility to the next level of excellence.  

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

Alaris Health at Essex is truly a place for healing, hope and renewal, as reflected by the broad range of services and programs. For more information about these services, please call  (973) 371-7878.

Alaris Health at Belgrove Announces Chad Zeller, MPA, CDP, LNHA as the new Administrator

Alaris Health at Belgrove announces Chad Zeller, MPH, CDP, LNHA, as the new Administrator and a welcome addition to the Alaris Health at Belgrove team. Since 2006, Mr. Zeller has worked at several nursing home facilities throughout the state, moving from an Assistant Administrator to Administrator.  

Mr. Zeller, a resident of Sewaren, NJ, brings a combination of years of experience in every aspect of nursing home administration as well as a background in public administration and an understanding of the complex medical and psychosocial needs of residents. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration / Healthcare Services from Kean University and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.  

He brings a wealth of experience as well as tremendous energy and innovation to Alaris Health at Belgrove. Mr. Zeller cares about creating an environment that meets the medical needs of resident while also providing extensive social activities and emotional support.  

In the most recent annual survey conducted by the NJ State Department of Health, Alaris Health at Belgrove earned a “deficiency free” rating and maintained its coveted 5 -Star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In addition, the facility earned Advisory Standards, a designation given to organizations found to have gone above and beyond the federal regulations.  

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

For more information about these services, please contact Alaris Health at Belgrove at (973) 844-4800. To reach any of our Member Health Centers, please call (855) 7-ALARIS.

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.

 

Six Centers in the Alaris Health Network Receive Coveted CMS Five-Star Rating

 

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Six Centers in the Alaris Health Member Centers Receive Coveted CMS Five-Star Rating

(February 7, 2013 – JERSEY CITY, NJ) Six member centers of Alaris Health- Alaris Health at Harborview, Alaris Health at Essex, Alaris Health at West Orange, Alaris Health at Belgrove, Alaris Health at Castle Hill and Alaris Health at St Marys have been awarded the highest five-star quality rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of that organization’s Nursing Home Compare program. Evaluations focus on three main areas:

  • Official government inspection surveys, which provide a comprehensive assessment of the nursing home, including the facility’s administration, environment, kitchen/food services, resident rights and quality of life
  • Quality measures defining the care provided in nursing homes
  • Staffing, including RN staffing levels, hours worked and other factors that influence quality of care

First launched in 2008, the star rating system is designed to provide consumers with a more user-friendly way to compare nursing homes within a particular State. A five-star rating means that a facility ranks “much above average.”

Avery Eisenreich, Founder of Alaris Health commented, “We are focused on quality care each and every day as these latest five-star ratings demonstrate. The administrations, nurses and support staff deserve all the credit for these superior results, which reflect their commitment to excellence. In fact, our system-wide results are consistently strong, with 88% of all Alaris Health member facilities rated above state and national averages by CMS for quality measures.”