The excellent skilled nursing care, pastoral care, daily mass, and ability to maintain community life helped make the decision easier for us,” said Sister Jane.
Riverdale, New York (PRWEB) April 01, 2015
Bon Secours New York Health System welcomed fourteen retired Sisters of Charity to the Schervier Nursing Care Center family last week. The Sisters formerly resided at the Convent of Mary the Queen in Yonkers which is scheduled to close later this year.
According to Sister Jane Iannucelli, SC, president of the Sisters of Charity of New York, the decision by the Sisters of Charity board of directors to place their Sisters at Schervier Nursing Care Center followed an exhaustive and in-depth discernment process. “The excellent skilled nursing care, pastoral care, daily mass, and ability to maintain community life helped make the decision easier for us,” said Sister Jane.
Carlos G. Beato, chief executive officer of Bon Secours New York related, “We are humbled the Sisters of Charity have chosen Schervier as the home for their Sisters who need long-term skilled nursing care. It is an honor for us to serve them, and God, in this way.”
“Schervier is a wonderful gift,” said Sister Jane. “We are very happy with the hospitality and generosity extended to our Sisters. Everyone, from the chief executive officer, to admissions, social work, dietary, and nursing staff have made this a very smooth transition. We look forward to working together with Schervier to ensure our Sisters are well cared for.”
About Bon Secours New York Health System
Bon Secours New York Health System (BSNY), located in Riverdale section of the Bronx, is part of Bon Secours Health System, Inc., a not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare system committed to providing good help to those in need®. BSNY is comprised of Schervier Nursing Care Center, a 364-bed long-term nursing facility. Schervier provides skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, palliative care, and care in a secure environment for those with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments. In addition, short-term rehabilitation and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation programs provide services for those recovering from illness and injury and returning to their home and community. Good Samaritan Homecare provides comprehensive medically case-managed home care to residents of the Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties. The Schervier Apartments, offer 154 units of federally-subsidized housing for independent living to seniors and heads of household with disabilities. BSNY Healthy Communities is sponsored by the mission fund of Bon Secours Health System and is committed to creating communities of health, hope and well-being. For more information, visit scherviercares.org or its Facebook page for frequent updates at facebook.com/SchervierNursingCareCenter.
About the Sisters of Charity of New York
Since arriving in New York City in 1817, the Sisters of Charity of New York have responded to the gospel of Jesus and to the signs of the times in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The Sisters of Charity seek to reveal God’s love in their lives by focusing on immigration, human trafficking, local and global poverty, young adults, women and children, integrity of creation, and relationship to Church. For more information visit http://www.scny.org.