National Program Reflects Oxford’s Focus on Comprehensive Care
LANGHORNE, Pa. (Dec. 7, 2023) — Building on its commitment to comprehensive care and services, Oxford Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Langhorne recently earned the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) new Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure Center Certification. Located at 300 E. Winchester Ave., Oxford provides post-hospital, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.
The world’s leading nonprofit focused on heart and brain health, the AHA has invested more than $4.8 billion in research since its founding. Evaluation criteria for its new skilled nursing certification – earned by less than 1% of skilled nursing facilities nationwide, to date – was designed by heart failure experts. Certification requirements include program management, personnel education, clinical management, care coordination and performance improvement, as well as patient and caregiver education and support.
“This advanced certification provides heart patients with the assurance that Oxford is recognized by the AHA for delivering the most effective heart failure treatment strategies based on a standardized method of current evidence-based guidelines,” said Erin Popelak, regional director of market development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports Oxford. “These specific care strategies and services are aimed at improving outcomes for those with chronic heart failure and its co-morbidities, as well as reducing readmissions.”
The achievement comes on the heels of Oxford’s launch of Cardiac Rehabilitation services under the leadership of board-certified cardiologists Ronald Fields, MD, FACC, and Frank Ammaturo, MD, FACC, of Comprehensive Cardiology. Oxford’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program focuses on promoting independence and quality of life through reducing symptoms and decreasing disability in heart patients.
Oxford Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is part of the Oxford Enhanced Senior Living campus, which also includes independent living apartments as well as Oxford Crossings, a personal care component featuring a memory care unit. More information on Oxford Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center can be accessed at oxfordrehabhc.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 client facilities to overachieve their quality and customer service goals by embracing a progressive, multi-specialty approach to healthcare.
PHOTO CAPTION: Oxford Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center’s interdisciplinary care team
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300 E. Winchester Ave. Langhorne, Pa. 19047
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