Hospital Announces New Service Agreement with Northern Services Group

June 30, 2005

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw has announced a new service agreement with Northern Services Group. Effective July 5, 2005, the physical rehabilitation hospital will be overseeing the provision of sub-acute rehabilitation services at Northern Riverview Healthcare Center Inc., a skilled nursing facility in Haverstraw that is owned and operated by Northern Services Group.

Roseann Kennedy, PT, a program manager for Helen Hayes Hospital, will oversee physical, occupational and speech therapy care at Northern Riverview. The facility offers therapy services within their sub-acute rehabilitation unit. Therapeutic goals include enabling patients to return home following a short-term rehabilitation stay.

“As one of the nation’s premiere acute rehabilitation hospitals, we are pleased to be able to share our expertise with Northern Riverview,” states Magdalena Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer at Helen Hayes Hospital. “Sub-acute rehabilitation offers a less intensive level of therapeutic care, helping individuals who are medically deconditioned or have experienced a disabling illness, and are unable to tolerate the more intensive rehabilitation at Helen Hayes Hospital, to regain function and mobility.”

“We are very happy to join forces with Helen Hayes Hospital,” explains Marian Rokeach, Director of Operations at Northern Services Group. “We are confident that our residents will benefit from this relationship and we look forward to enhancing the range and breadth of the services our continuum of care offers.”

To obtain additional information about sub-acute rehabilitation services at Northern Riverview, call 845-356-9880, extension 242.