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Easton, Pa., Skilled Nursing Facility’s Specialized Programs Serve Area Needs

EASTON, Pa., April 27, 2021 – New Eastwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Easton has announced a new partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network. The skilled nursing facility’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is now under the direction of St. Luke’s board-certified pulmonologists Livia Bratis, DO, and Malek Numeir, MD.

New Eastwood’s Pulmonary Rehab Program aims to reduce pulmonary symptoms, decrease disability, increase participation in physical and social activities, and promote independence and quality of life. It caters to the individual who has subacute rehab and medical needs related to an acute exacerbation or new onset of pulmonary disease process.

“New Eastwood continues its focus on partnering with leading health systems like St. Luke’s and highly respected physicians, such as Dr. Bratis and Dr. Numeir,” said Jennifer Hertzog, vice president of marketing and business development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the skilled nursing facility. “These key connections enable New Eastwood to provide healthcare specialty programs that meet the needs of residents in Easton and greater Northampton County area.

In addition to consults with Dr. Bratis, Dr. Numeir and other board-certified specialists, New Eastwood respiratory patients benefit from a full-time respiratory therapist on staff, 24/7 access to lab and radiology services, therapy services as prescribed up to seven days a week, a comprehensive range of oxygen and nebulizer therapies, and the availability of IV Lasix and Solumedrol treatments. The facility’s piped-in oxygen capabilities promote ease of breathing for patients by enabling the use of Oxymizer and Optiflow therapies. The program also includes tracheostomy care and management. Pulmonary rehab services are part of New Eastwood’s comprehensive Cardio Pulmonary Program; board-certified cardiologist Dr. Koroush Khalighi leads the cardiac rehab initiative.

Dr. Bratis and Dr. Numeir are with St. Luke’s Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates, where Dr. Bratis has served as chief since 2012. Dr. Bratis earned her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at Philadelphia College of Medicine, as well as a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Drexel University. Dr. Bratis is a clinical assistant professor at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; she has received numerous patient choice and teaching awards.

Dr. Numeir earned his medical degree from Damascus University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine training at Drexel University and his pulmonary and critical care fellowship training at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Numeir joined St. Luke’s in 2016 and also serves as a clinical assistant professor at Temple University’s medical school.

“Both Dr. Bratis and Dr. Numeir are well-regarded for their pulmonary expertise and caring manner; New Eastwood is fortunate to have them lead this specialty iniatitive,” noted Hertzog. “The facility’s dedicated care team is working closely with them to provide pulmonary rehab services that deliver the physical, functional and emotional support necessary for lung patients to achieve their optimal level of function.”

Located at 2125 Fairview Avenue in Easton, New Eastwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care; it is adjacent to Easton Hospital. New Eastwood maintains a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Its programming features a 24/7 Guest Services hospitality line, as well as comprehensive education/training for patients and family members, and coordination of home care services through its Care Navigation Program.

Together with Marquis, New Eastwood 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, N.J., 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.


New Eastwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

2125 Fairview Avenue, Easton, PA 18042

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