“Eastchester Rehabilitation and Health Care Center has been a vital part of the Bronx since 1967. Many of the facility’s residents, their families and staff members reside in this borough. Eastchester is particularly known throughout the New York Metropolitan area as home to one of the most advanced centers for ventilator patients in the entire region; specializing in chronic/aggressive weaning. The excellent results from their most recent Department of Health Survey are a true testament to what a skilled body of workers can accomplish through dedication.
During this year’s Nationwide Nursing Home Week celebration, staff members who have been enriching the lives of Eastchester’s residents for over 15 years were recognized at a unique ceremony. There were 58 honored staff members that gathered under a white sun-drenched tent on May 12, 2014 to receive recognition. Among them, three staff members have over 30 years of dedicated service; some are second generation. The staff’s longevity shows both their own and the facility’s commitment to excellence.
This unprecedented event was honored by the presence of representatives from Congressman Joseph Crowley’s office and Senator Jeffery Klein’s office. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz issued special citations for the honored staff. Senator Jeffrey Klein issued proclamations for honored staff as well as the facility. Congressman Joseph Crowley gave a proclamation for the facility and Council Member James Vaca issued a citation for the facility. These acknowledgements have made a lasting impression on Eastchester Rehabilitation and Health Care Center; the staff’s enthusiasm has not yet cooled.
For the devoted group of healthcare professionals that come together to promote the wellness of their residents, the celebration continues through their work. The team daily restores their patients to prior functional mobility and independence; leading to their reintegration back into their homes in the community. It is reassuring to know that when one is in need of skilled nursing care, there are places where hope of recovery is given by those honored to have this responsibility.”