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Leading Area Physician Overseeing Initiative at Neptune City, N.J., Skilled Nursing Facility

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J., May 24, 2021 — Coral Harbor Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center  has launched a Haitian cultural program in response to regional demand; Normy Dessalines, MD, is leading the initiative. The Neptune City skilled nursing facility provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.

Coral Harbor’s Haitian Program features multilingual caregivers and medical professionals. Residents enjoy authentic Haitian Creole cuisine prepared in-house, special Haitian cultural programming and recreational activities.

“Coral Harbor created this cultural program to address a true need in the regional community given Asbury Park’s and Neptune City’s large Haitian population,” said Pam Montemurno, regional director of market development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports Coral Harbor and helped develop the offering. “The facility is thrilled to have Dr. Dessalines, who is highly regarded for his medical expertise and caring manner, overseeing this new initiative.”

Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Dessalines leads Primary Care First in Red Bank and is affiliated with numerous hospitals within the Hackensack Meridian Health System, including Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center. He graduated from University Notre Dame of Haiti and completed his residency at Saint Francis Medical Center in Trenton.

“I am looking forward to serving the Haitian population in Coral Harbor’s culturally friendly environment, which is designed to heal the mind, body and soul,” said Dr. Dessalines. He is fluent in English, French and Creole.

Coral Harbor’s Haitian Program includes both social services and hospice care. “We will be reaching out to community and religious leaders in the near future, with the goal of expanding the program to include religious services and other activities,” noted Coral Harbor’s Tony Colon, director of physician and hospital relations. “Our goal in developing the initiative is to help our Haitian residents feel right at home, surrounded by all that is familiar to them.”

Located at 2050 6th Avenue, Coral Harbor Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is a 110-bed skilled nursing facility. It maintains a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Together with Marquis, Coral Harbor established a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics of interest for families of patients and the larger community. The library and more information on the skilled nursing facility can be found at

Based in Brick, Marquis Health Consulting Services is a highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consulting company currently supporting Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.


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