Weisman Childrens Rehabilitation Hospital

Weisman Childrens Rehabilitation Hospital

Weisman Children's is a highly-acclaimed community-based pediatric specialty organization consisting of an acute rehabilitation hospital, outpatient rehabilitation centers and medical day care centers; focused solely on the needs of infants, children, teens and young adults in South Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia area. Weisman Children's is known for delivering an individualized and unique family-centered approach to patient care. With a holistic approach to treatment, we give our patients every opportunity to reach their fullest potential. By including family and caregivers, our extraordinary team of pediatric specialists form a community of support and care around each patient which is essential to their success. This approach reinforces our belief that anything is possible.

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MARLTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital has completed construction on an important specialized inpatient pulmonary unit for children with complicated respiratory needs in the South Jersey and Philadelphia areas. The unique state-of-the-art unit optimizes safety and individualized care, and is staffed with nurses and respiratory therapists providing direct observation of patients who require 24/7 around-the-clock supervision. The dedicated four-bed patient unit is located in the hospital’s Marlton, New Jersey, campus and is set to start patient admissions on June 1, 2017. Patients on ventilators have compromised airways and are candidates for inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation. The pulmonary unit is designed to serve patients with complex respiratory needs such as lung disease resulting from extreme prematurity, tracheostomy and airway malformations, chronic respiratory failure due to spinal cord injury, congenital lung and rib cage abnormalities, muscular dystrophies, and lung transplantations. The high degree of pulmonary/medical instability in patients with complicated respiratory needs requires a more intense staffing arrangement and enhanced physical observation levels beyond the mechanical monitoring systems already in place. “The goal of the unit is to allow children with severe respiratory issues to be cared for in a setting that keeps them safe but also allows them the interaction and stimulation they need to develop or recuperate from injury,” said Caitilin Papastamelos, M.D., Director of Respiratory Services at Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital. “The four-bed unit provides the high level of medical technology needed to support children of all ages transitioning from pediatric intensive care units, to their home or other long-term care options.” The unit consists of an open environment that facilitates interpersonal interaction, while allowing privacy for patients and families when appropriate. “Pulmonary rehab therapy often takes place in one of Weisman Children’s treatment areas, such as the gym, playroom or teen room. With the addition of this new unit, therapy sessions can now take place in the unit itself, with respiratory and nursing supervision. Families will still be encouraged to participate in training and therapy sessions,” said Shane Pelletier, Respiratory Therapist. Like other patients at Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital, a family member of a patient in the pulmonary unit will still have the opportunity to stay overnight and on-site at the hospital with their loved one in the unit. The hospital can also make other arrangements with a partner hotel if needed. Weisman Children's is a highly-acclaimed community-based pediatric specialty organization consisting of an acute rehabilitation hospital, outpatient rehabilitation centers and medical day care centers; focused solely on the needs of infants, children, teens and young adults in South Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia area. Weisman Children's is known for delivering an individualized and unique family-centered approach to patient care. With a holistic approach to treatment, we give our patients every opportunity to reach their fullest potential. By including family and caregivers, our extraordinary team of pediatric specialists form a community of support and care around each patient which is essential to their success. This approach reinforces our belief that anything is possible.


MARLTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NuVision Management, a pediatric and adult healthcare management company, today announced the appointment of Mike Rosiak to Regional Vice President to oversee both Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Marlton, New Jersey, and Voorhees Pediatric Facility in Voorhees, New Jersey. Rosiak’s new role will expand the relationship between the two organizations and improve offerings for the special needs community of South Jersey. The new expanded relationship will allow both organizations to combine, coordinate and share resources and operate under the same model and unique culture of patient care. Rosiak will oversee the financial and operation well-being of the organizations’ programs. His plans include taking the Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital model, which is focused on strategic alliances, business development and data analytics, and transform Voorhees Pediatric Facility into the same culture. Between the two organizations they provide acute rehabilitation, long-term care, outpatient rehabilitation, medical day care and school-based therapy services. NuVision Management President and CEO, Andy Weisman, said, “The integration of Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital and Voorhees Pediatric Facility strengthens our approach to patient care for children with special needs throughout South Jersey. The depth, breadth and skill sets of our team members coming together will allow the organizations to follow patients further along the continuum of care potentially leading to greater outcomes.” “Both organizations are known for doing an exceptional job in diagnosing, treating and caring for children with special needs,” said of Mike Rosiak, Regional Vice President of Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital and Voorhees Pediatric Facility. “My passion in helping children with special needs has been a part of my personal and professional journey for 30 years and this new role is a wonderful opportunity that will make an even stronger impact on the special needs community throughout South Jersey.” The organizations are already working together on various initiatives. Both are title sponsors of the New Jersey Pediatric Patients’ Charitable Trust Fund, “Kids Cup” Golf Outing on September 14, 2017 an event to raise money for the recreational needs of medically fragile, special needs children. And both are leading the charge to unite South Jersey special needs charities by developing the Special Needs Network of South Jersey; a network providing a variety of resources to organizations, families and teams interested in helping special needs children. Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital is a highly-acclaimed community-based pediatric specialty organization consisting of an acute rehabilitation hospital, outpatient rehabilitation centers and medical day care centers; focused solely on the needs of infants, children, teens and young adults in South Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia area. Weisman Children's is known for delivering an individualized and unique family-centered approach to patient care. With a holistic approach to treatment, we give our patients every opportunity to reach their fullest potential. By including family and caregivers, our extraordinary team of pediatric specialists form a community of support and care around each patient which is essential to their success. This approach reinforces our belief that anything is possible. Voorhees Pediatric Facility is a nationally recognized pediatric specialty care center that offers 119 in-patient beds and the largest freestanding pediatric ventilator program in the country. Our mission and vision is to advance the full life potential of medically fragile children and to set the national standard for excellence in pediatric long-term specialized care. Voorhees Pediatric Facility has expanded its offerings to include: The Bancroft School at Voorhees Pediatric Facility, an on-site private school for medically fragile/technology dependent children; Voorhees Pediatric Facility Medical Daycare for children with skilled nursing needs and Voorhees Pediatric Rehabilitation Services (VPRS), providing educational based therapy to local school districts.

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