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Clinical Team for New Skilled Nursing Facility Led by PM&R Specialist 

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (June 10, 2024) — A June ribbon cutting for Florham Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center marked the official opening of the 101-bed Morris County skilled nursing facility. Located at 190 Park Ave. in Florham Park, on the former Lutheran Ministries healthcare campus, the state-of-the-art facility features all-private resident rooms and provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. 

More than 150 guests joined Florham Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center leadership, care team members, dignitaries and healthcare industry colleagues at the recent celebration. Florham Park Mayor Mark Taylor led the ribbon cutting. “We’re very happy to have you here in Florham Park; we’re hoping to see a full house very shortly,” he said. “We respect all of the things you have done for our town in bringing this facility back.” 

Kellie Ducette, district director for the office of U.S. Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), presented a congressional certificate to honor the grand opening. “I’m so thrilled to see this building coming back to life and thinking about all of the services you are going to be providing for the community – the good that it is going to do for our local economy,” she said. “The congresswoman is just thrilled to offer congratulations.” 

Florham Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has introduced a new, enhanced skilled nursing option for the regional community, according to Kani Burgos, regional director of market development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the facility. “Every aspect of the experience at Florham Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center – from top-tier healthcare to 24/7 hospitality services, upscale dining and private rooms – lends to an exclusive rehabilitation environment,” she noted. “This is a next-generation resource for local residents and beyond.” 

The only skilled nursing center in Florham Park, the three-story, approximately 43,000-square-foot building (formerly The Villa at Florham Park) is undergoing a top-to-bottom, multi-phase renovation and modernization following an ownership change. Phase 1 focused on the updating and remodeling of patient areas and has been completed. 

The center’s commitment to excellence in clinical care and services is evident in its leadership team. Medical Director Jean Bachar, MD, previously served as the chair and vice chair to the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine for Morristown Medical Center and currently serves as the chief medical officer for Rehabilitation Specialists of New Jersey. Florham Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is the region’s only skilled nursing and rehabilitation provider with a PM&R specialist in this key position. 

To that end, the center offers PM&R services, which blend pain treatments and physical therapy. This physician-led “whole body” approach centers on designing, coordinating and overseeing customized rehabilitation therapies for patients while managing their medical conditions. Treatment is tailored for individuals with a range of diagnoses and rehabilitation needs.      

“Under Dr. Bachar’s expert direction, our center’s high quality, person-centered care will facilitate stronger outcomes for rehab patients and significantly improve their quality of life,” said Michelle Reich, LNHA, administrator. “At Florham Park, we are focused on becoming the trusted, go-to destination of choice for Morris County.” 

Next Stage of Renovation Centers on Expansive Therapy Gym 

Phase 2 of the center’s renovation is underway and will introduce the largest rehabilitation therapy gym in the greater Morris County region. This 5,700-square-foot space will incorporate a lounge, state-of-the-art equipment and technology to support the delivery of progressive rehab services, while a spacious activities of daily living (ADL) suite will mimic a home environment – enabling patients the opportunity to regain skills before returning home.   

Florham Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center also has plans to expand its specialized clinical programming. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to bring additional specialty offerings to our neighbors,” Burgos said. “As we immerse in the community, we look forward to working with local stakeholders and regional healthcare systems to identify – and fulfill – unmet demand.” 

More information on Florham Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center can be found at florhamparkrehab.com.  

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 clients to exceed their quality and customer service goals by embracing a progressive, multi-specialty approach to healthcare and lifestyle.   

PHOTO CAPTION (holding scissors, L-R): Florham Park Mayor Mark Taylor, Michael Smith (division president, Marquis Health Consulting Services) and Kellie Ducette (district director, office of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill) were joined by Florham Park Rehab & Healthcare leadership, care team members, dignitaries and healthcare industry colleagues during the center’s ribbon cutting ceremony. 

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