United Hebrew of New Rochelle's Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center Presented Their First Annual Community Service Award in Health Care

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United Hebrew of New Rochelle, a leading nursing home and rehabilitation provider, has awarded its first annual Community Service Award in Health Care to three major area healthcare facilities; Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains Hospital Center & Sound Shore Medical Center. The ceremony took place recently at United Hebrew of New Rochelle’s nursing home and rehabilitation pavilion. These organizations were chosen in recognition of their dedication to enhancing the lives of people in our community though their many inspiring initiatives in healthcare.

United Hebrew of New Rochelle Presented Awards to Three leading healthcare organizations at a special ceremony

(l to r) John Ryan, Burke Rehabilitation; Rita Mabli, President/CEO, United Hebrew; Geri Brooks, White Plains Medical Center; John Mamangakis, Sound Shore Medical Center. United Hebrew of New Rochelle Presented Awards to Three leading healthcare organizations at a special ceremony.

We are proud to have launched this new award in healthcare. The honorees exemplify a shared vision of touching people's lives and improving the human condition.

United Hebrew of New Rochelle, a leading nursing home and rehabilitation provider, has awarded its first annual Community Service Award in Health Care to three major area healthcare facilities; Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains Hospital Center & Sound Shore Medical Center. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, May 24th at United Hebrew of New Rochelle’s nursing home and rehabilitation pavilion on Pelham Road. These organizations were chosen in recognition of their dedication to enhancing the lives of people in our community though their many inspiring initiatives in healthcare.

“We are proud to have launched this new award and to publicly recognize our outstanding community partners”, said New Rochelle resident Rita Mabli, President/CEO of United Hebrew. "Through their many programs and services, they exemplify a shared vision of touching people’s lives and improving the human condition.

John Ryan, Executive Director of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, accepted the first award. Nationally renowned Burke Rehabilitation has been providing rehabilitative services at United Hebrew since 2006. The burke rehab therapists at United Hebrew have enhanced the onsite services for residents following disability, illness or injury.
Rita Mabli, President/CEO of United Hebrew, told the emotional story of a healthy active man who fell on his way to his doctor’s office. He was left a quadriplegic and his caretakers had given up on him. After his admission to United Hebrew, Dr. Nora O’Brien, director of rehabilitation and the Burke at United Hebrew team helped him to regain movement and he was able to return home.

The second award was presented to Sound Shore Medical Center and was accepted by John Mamangakis, Senior Vice President of Operations. Sound Shore Medical Center is lower Westchester’s community-based teaching hospital offering primary, acute, emergency and long-term health care.

White Plains Hospital Center, a leading healthcare provider in Westchester County, received the award in recognition of their commitment to exceptional care and enhancing the quality of life of their patients. The award was accepted by Geri Brooks, Director of Senior Services at White Plains Hospital.

“We are honored to be awarded this community service award by United Hebrew. I am reminded of a Chinese Proverb: One generation plants a tree: another gets the shade” said Ms. Brooks in her acceptance speech, “Thank you to Rita Mabli, and United Hebrew for being our tree of today and our shade for the future in geriatric care.”

United Hebrew of New Rochelle is a not-for-profit, multiservice, senior living campus located on its 7.4 acre Harry and Jeanette Weinberg campus in New Rochelle, New York. The new nursing and rehabilitation pavilion which opened in 2009, offers a dedicated Short Term Rehabilitation floor with private rooms. Rehabilitation services are managed by Burke Rehabilitation trained therapists. The new state-of-the-art pavilion offers spacious, bright private rooms, sweeping views of the Sound, and a courtyard garden. On each floor cozy dining rooms and inviting sitting rooms contribute to the neighborhood atmosphere. Recently United Hebrew was awarded five out of five stars by the United States Center on Medicare Services for quality care. In addition, United Hebrew of New Rochelle was ranked in the top 4 percent of nursing home facilities by New York State Department of Health for providing exemplary care to their residents. United Hebrew was the only long-term care facility for older adults in Westchester County to receive this award and recognition.

United Hebrew is located at 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, New York 10805. For further information, please contact Linda Forman at 914.632.2804 x1224, e-mail lforman@uhgc.org, or visit http://www.uhgc.org.

Picture 1: L to R - John Ryan, executive director, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital; Rita Mabli, President/CEO of United Hebrew of New Rochelle ; Geri Brooks, Director of Senior Services at White Plains Hospital Center ; John Mamangakis, Senior Vice President of Operations, Sound Shore Medical Center.

Picture 2: ( L to R ) Jean Dunphy, Vice President of Marketing, United Hebrew of New Rochelle; Janet Herbold, Senior Administrator at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital ; David Siegelman, Network Program Director at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital ;
Dr. Nora O’Brien, Director of Burke Rehabilitation at United Hebrew ;
John Ryan, Executive Director at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. United Hebrew of New Rochelle presented its first Community Service Award in Health Care to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital at a special awards ceremony.

About United Hebrew of New Rochelle
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus

United Hebrew is a vibrant not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multi-service senior living campus serving the Westchester metropolitan area since 1919. United Hebrew offers a rich array of skilled and community-based programs and services that encourages and supports a life of dignity and spirituality and promotes the highest possible quality of life. United Hebrew serves over 600 clients daily in its Harry and Jeanette Weinberg campus facilities -- Willow Towers, The Beverly and Alfred J. Green Pavilion, a 126-unit licensed assisted living residence which has the SNALR Phoenix unit as one of the first in the county to receive the certification from New York State Dept of Health to cater to residents with Alzheimer’s & related disorders in a special needs assisted living residence; a 296-bed nursing and rehabilitation center staffed with Burke Rehabilitation professionals; the 135-unit Soundview Apartments for seniors; a Long Term Home Health Care Program; and the AZOR Home Health Agency. United Hebrew recently opened its new home, which combines world class care with state-of-the-art features.

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