September 14, 2016

Richmond Center Becomes 4-Star Facility

By Richmond Center

STATEN ISLAND, NY (Sept. 8, 2016) –Richmond Center for Rehabilitation and Specialty Health Care, a 300-bed facility that joined the Centers Health Care family only four years ago, has earned an overall 4-star facility rating by Medicare in their comparison of more than 15,000 Medicare- and Medicaid-participating nursing homes. Originally known at St. Elizabeth Ann’s located on Tompkins Avenue in Staten Island, Richmond Center is fully committed to the Staten Island community by offering the broadest range of services available under one roof on Staten Island. They include adult day health care, world class physical, occupational and speech therapy, skilled nursing and, what is rapidly becoming, one of the finest facilities in the northeast for the treatment of neuro-behavior disorders.

\"This 4-star rating surely demonstrates the dedication from the entire staff at Richmond,\" said Kenny Rozenberg, CEO of Centers Health Care, the largest post-acute health care continuum in New York. \"When Richmond Center joined the Centers Health Care family we knew we had the start of something special, and being recognized as a 4-star facility proves we were right. Now we start working toward a 5-star rating by continuing to provide the people of Staen Island with the highest quality short and long-term health care available.\"


In addition to receiving impressive scores in the staffing and health inspection categories, Richmond Center also received high scores for improvements in services to short and long-term residents:

  • Richmond Center scored 12-points higher than the national average for short-term residents who demonstrate that they are making improvements in function.
  • Richmond Center lowered their re-hospitalization rate to only 8.7% of all short-term residents – 25% better than the national average.
  • Richmond Center earned a rating 57% lower than the national average for long-term residents who report moderate to severe pain
  • The Centers score for long-term residents who need help with daily activities was 26% lower than the national average.

Richmond Center’s scores above were also better than the New York State average in their respective categories.

\"These rankings are a true testament about how we as a Center care deeply about providing our residents with the best of everything. And that includes making the investment necessary to offer both high quality and specialty care\" said Philip Buchsbaum, LNHA, Administrator of Richmond Center for Rehabilitation and Specialty Health Care. \"The Centers Health Care model is a one-to-one resident approach. Everyone here chose to put their faith in Richmond Center and to earn that faith everyday with top notch services and professional personalized care.\"

In addition to the Adult Day Health Care facility which is designed to provide for the needs of those suffering from mental illness often associated with HIV/AIDS, Richmond Center also offers a second Adult Day Care social program as well as a state-of-the-art 28-bed ventilator unit. The Richmond Center campus includes the former Bayley Seton Hospital building as well, now home to the Neurobehavioral Recovery Unit.

Today Richmond Center is in the final stages of an extensive renovation featuring new resident rooms and common areas, and a brand new, industry-leading physical therapy suite just opened with the very latest in equipment and protocols. A fleet of custom outfitted vans now transports day care members, carries residents to outside medical appointments or on scheduled outings, and picks up resident’s family members who wish to visit.

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About Centers Health Care

Centers Health Care is one of the largest and most complete post-acute health care continuums in the northeast. The Centers Health Care family includes more than 30 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in NY, NJ and Rhode Island, four home health care companies, a Medicare and Medicaid managed care company. Centers facilities also operate eight fully accredited Adult Day Health Care Centers, two state-of-the-art Renal Dialysis Centers, two assisted living facilities and Centers Urgent Care providing walk-in medical care.

More than 12,000 dedicated staffers and caregivers provide for the needs or over 5,500 long- and short-term residents throughout the Centers Health Care family.

Centers facilities are well-known as innovators in the industry, pioneering new services and protocols to ensure their residents are not only medically cared for in a safe, clean and nurturing environment, but that they enjoy their lives to the fullest each day.

Through their family of skilled nursing facilities, Centers Health Care offers acute and sub-acute care, welcoming patients with very diverse needs including those on ventilators, bariatric patients, and those suffering with heart failure, HIV, AIDS, dementia or in need of dialysis or specialized nutritional services including Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN).

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