Nyack Hospital and Helen Hayes Hospital Partners in Outpatient Rehabilitation Program

January 8, 2004

Two of Rockland’s leading healthcare providers, Nyack Hospital and Helen Hayes Hospital, have formed a unique partnership in order to better serve the community. Effective January 5, 2004, Helen Hayes Hospital will operate the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at Nyack Hospital. The pairing is even more unique in that Helen Hayes Hospital, a New York State owned entity and Nyack Hospital, a voluntary non-profit organization, are collaborating together to leverage their individual strengths and give residents convenient access to state-of-the-art rehabilitation care. Both institutions are also members of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.

The Center offers comprehensive physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as cardiac rehabilitation and a cardiac wellness program. Licensed physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, nurses and exercise physiologists provide a full range of evaluation and therapeutic services. All care is provided by staff of Helen Hayes Hospital.

The Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at Nyack has undergone a complete renovation and refurbishment. With new therapy rooms and brand new equipment, patients will find the Center to be well equipped and comfortably appointed. There is reserved parking for outpatients directly in front of the center.

“Nyack Hospital is proud to be partnering with Helen Hayes Hospital on this new venture,” says Eve Borzon, Vice President Patient and Professional Services at Nyack Hospital. “Although we have operated an outpatient rehab program for many years, we believe that Helen Hayes Hospital’s national reputation will further strengthen this important service for our patients as well as allow us to develop more synergies with Nyack Hospital’s orthopedic surgery department.”

Outpatient rehabilitation can help restore mobility, endurance, strength and functional abilities to individuals with orthopedic, neurological and cardiovascular disorders. Therapists at Nyack will treat patients recovering from joint replacements, orthopedic surgery, back and neck pain, stroke, brain injury and other disabling conditions. The Center will also provide a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program utilizing monitored exercise as well as education about risk factor modification, nutrition and stress reduction.

“As the largest provider of physical rehabilitation services in New York State, Helen Hayes Hospital offers patients the very best by way of the latest equipment, skilled staff and wide array of specialized services,” explains Deborah Juarbe, OTR, Director of Professional Services at Helen Hayes Hospital. “Through this partnership, we are pleased to be able to expand our outpatient program and serve a greater number of patients.”

“While Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw draws outpatients from northern Rockland and Orange counties, it is expected that the facility in Nyack Hospital will attract patients from southern Rockland, as well as the lower Hudson Valley region and Bergen County, New Jersey,” says John Pellicone, M.D., Medical Director of Helen Hayes Hospital. “Patients can expect the same high level of service and attention that both Helen Hayes Hospital and Nyack Hospital are known for.”

Both Nyack Hospital and Helen Hayes Hospital are members of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. The new Center is located at 160 Midland Avenue in Nyack. To reach the Helen Hayes Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at Nyack Hospital, or to make an appointment, call 845-786-4640.