Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Octavio Marin, Vice President, Long-Term Care/Ambulatory Care Services, reviewing staffing schedule with Peter Kennedy, Executive Director, and Daisy Lopez-Morlese, Administrative Coordinator, Special Care Center.

 

Special Care Center and Highbridge Woodycrest Center

A Home Away From Home For Residents

The 240-bed Special Care Center and 90-bed Highbridge Woodycrest Center provide long-term health care to its geriatric, AIDS, and disabled residents. Both facilities are integral parts of the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System.

At the Special Care Center and Highbridge Woodycrest Center, a full range of services are provided, including medical, nursing, social services, therapeutic activities, pharmacy, and substance abuse. Other programs include rehabilitation (occupational, physical, and speech therapies), as well as dental and radiology services. The Special Care Center was among the first in the nation to have a dedicated AIDS unit within a long-term care setting.

Both the Special Care Center and Highbridge Woodycrest Center were acknowledged for the exceptional care and quality services provided to their residents. The Special Care Center, under the leadership of Peter Kennedy, Executive Director, and Highbridge Woodycrest Center, under the leadership of Leonardo Vicente III, Executive Director, have consistently received strong survey results in their New York State Department of Health inspections.

Dr. Sumir Sahgal, Medical Director, Special Care Center/Highbridge Woodycrest Center (right), reviewing patient records with Dr. Michael Caldwell (left), and Dr. Qauesar Rasheed.

The key to success for the Special Care Center and Highbridge Woodycrest Center is their staff. “We make every possible effort to cater to the needs of our residents and their families,” stated Octavio Marin, Vice President, Long Term Care/Ambulatory Care Services. “Each resident is assigned his/her own physician, thereby providing an in depth understanding of the resident’s medical history,” added Dr. Sumir Sahgal, Medical Director, Special Care Center/Highbridge Woodycrest Center. Exceptional care is provided by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, patient care technicians, and certified nursing assistants, under the direction of Olive Williams-Brown, DNP, PhD, Chief Nursing Officer, Long Term Care, Special Care Center and Adrian Artista, RN, Director, Nursing, Highbridge Woodycrest Center. Additionally, the strong relationship with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center is contributing to high quality and comprehensive care.

Dr. Olive Williams-Brown, Chief Nursing Officer (right) and Paulette Hanley, LPN, reviewing patient information on electronic medical record.

"Our overall mission of providing the best quality care by a dedicated staff in a special and caring place is consistently being fulfilled and that is of vital importance to the Bronx community."

Barbara Lowe, RN, MPH, Board Chairman, Special Care Center & Highbridge Woodycrest Center

  

Special Care CenterHighbridge Woodycrest Center
1265 Fulton Avenue936 Woodycrest Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 579-7000(718) 579-8875