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Springfield, Pa., Skilled Nursing Facility Named in “Best Nursing Homes 2020-‘21”
SPRINGFIELD, Pa., Feb. 11, 2021 – As part of a $2.5 million upgrade, Springfield Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has launched a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, naming board-certified pulmonologist Gerald Meis, DO, as its director. The upgrade and recognition as a “Best Nursing Home 2020-’21” in the short-stay rehab category by U.S. News & World Report speak to the quality services and patient care at the recently rebranded skilled nursing facility in Springfield.
Located on more than six acres at 463 West Sproul Road, Springfield Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is part of Springfield Enhanced Senior Living, which also includes Springfield Crossings, a personal care community. Together the facilities offer 173 skilled nursing beds and personal care units.
Springfield’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program focuses on promoting independence and quality of life through reducing pulmonary symptoms and decreasing disability in acute and chronic lung patients. Program features include onsite and full-time respiratory therapy, routine physician evaluations, physical and occupational therapy seven days per week (as ordered), and 24-hour licensed nursing supervision.
The program features the tracking of common metrics with root cause analysis to minimize the progression of debilitating symptoms by combining exercise, breathing retraining and dietary management. It also includes patient and caregiver education and training, as well as discharge planning and coordinated follow-up by Springfield’s respiratory staff.
Dr. Meis possesses more than 30 years of experience in the medical field with broad expertise in pulmonary conditions, including obstructive lung disease, sleep-disordered breathing and respiratory-tract issues. He is affiliated with Springfield Hospital and Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
Springfield developed the program with Marquis Health Consulting Services, which provides nursing home consulting for the facility. “Dr. Meis is highly regarded for his expertise in pulmonology, and Springfield Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is pleased to have him lead this new program,” said Danielle Koons, Marquis’ regional director of market development. “Under his direction, Springfield’s pulmonary rehab services will focus on providing quality outcomes for each patient, reducing the need for hospitalization and re-hospitalization.”
Koons credits the progress underway at Springfield for the facility’s recent U.S. News & World Report honor. Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News “Best Nursing Homes” ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information about care, safety, health inspections, staffing and more for nearly all of the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes. Only 21% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities were recognized for 2020-’21.
“Springfield’s new programming, including its pulmonary rehab services and others in development, are introducing in-demand specialized care, and further its alignment with the area’s leading providers and health systems,” she said. “And the renovation work underway is augmenting the facility’s market-leading resident accommodations.”
Springfield Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is committed to serving as a healthcare resource for area residents. Together with Marquis, the facility has established a resource library addressing many topics of interest for families of patients and the larger community.
A highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consultant, Brick, N.J.-based Marquis currently supports Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.
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