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Highly Respected Physician to Lead New Providence, N.J., Skilled Nursing Facility in Next Chapter 

Dr. Samir Patel

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., July 20, 2022 Spring Grove Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in New Providence has appointed Samir Patel, MD, as its new medical director.
The announcement follows the recent completion of a $4 million renovation and modernization at the 106-bed skilled nursing facility, which provides post-hospital, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.  

Dr. Patel is board-certified in internal medicine. He is the president and medical director of Berkeley Internal Medicine in Warren and is affiliated with Overlook Hospital in Summit.  

Spring Grove has a well-established reputation for quality of care. The nursing home recently earned recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes 2021-2022, with top marks for short-term rehabilitation (third consecutive year) and long-term care (second consecutive year).  “Spring Grove is an exceptional facility,” said Dr. Patel. “I am pleased to join the team here in providing progressive skilled nursing care to our residents, aiming to ensure the best possible outcomes.” 

Ugochi Opara, regional director of market development for Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the facility, noted: “It’s an exciting time at Spring Grove. The team is thrilled to welcome Dr. Patel as medical director. He brings extensive experience in the skilled nursing setting and is known for his caring manner. This is another 2022 milestone worth celebrating.” 

Spring Grove’s multi-million-dollar renovation included a full-scale retrofit of the facility’s dedicated subacute unit and enhancements throughout its long-term care accommodations. In addition, the work centered on an expansion of its state-of-the-art rehab therapy gym and the incorporation of a spacious activities of daily living (ADL) suite, which mimics a home environment – enabling patients the opportunity to regain skills before returning home.  

Beyond providing quality care, Spring Grove is committed to serving as a healthcare resource for area residents. Together with Marquis, the facility at 114 Gales Drive has established a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics of interest for families of patients and the larger community. It can be accessed 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 approximately 6,000 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.  


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