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Appointment Coincides with Repositioning and Rebranding at Hamilton, N.J., Skilled Nursing Facility    

HAMILTON, N.J. (Feb. 29, 2024) Avalon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Hamilton has named Robert Laurente, MD, as its new medical director. The appointment coincides with a repositioning and rebranding at the 180-bed skilled nursing facility located at 1059 Edinburg Road. 

Dr. Laurente is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton and St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. Board certified in internal medicine, he possesses more than a decade of medical expertise. “Avalon is fortunate to have Dr. Laurente serve in this key leadership role as it embarks on its next chapter,” said Erin Popelak, regional director of market development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the facility. 

Avalon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center (formerly Hamilton Continuing Care) provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. The center will leverage Marquis’ existing relationships with leading regional healthcare systems and providers to develop specialty initiatives aimed at meeting area healthcare demand.  

“I am pleased to join Avalon’s dedicated team at this exciting juncture,” noted Dr. Laurente. “Our focus is excellence in skilled nursing care, and the entire team is dedicated to providing for the very best outcomes for those in our care.” 

More information on Avalon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center and its programming can be found at 

Brick, N.J-based Marquis Health Consulting Services provides administrative and consulting services to skilled nursing facilities and senior housing communities along the Eastern Seaboard. The organization’s operational guidance enables its client facilities to overachieve their quality and customer service goals by embracing a progressive, multi-specialty approach to healthcare.      

PHOTO CAPTION: Avalon Administrator Josef Bogdan (left) and Dr. Robert Laurente 


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