BronxCare Health System

BronxCare Special Care Center

Pandemic Plan

10/30/2020

Dear Residents, Families, Friends, and Guests:

To protect the health of our residents and staff from the Coronavirus, BronxCare Special Care Center has reinstated a No Visitation Policy, effective October 30, 2020.

The health and safety of our residents and staff is of utmost priority and concern at this time.

If you have any questions, please contact the Front Office at 718-579-7000, or you can contact the BronxCare Special Care Center COVID-19 Hotline for updates on Visitation at 718-579-7001.

Video Tele-Chats can be scheduled with your loved one by contacting Jennifer Cross, Director of Activities, at 718-579-7051 or emailing at jcross@bronxcare.org.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

Darrell A. Sokol
Executive Director


Providing Exceptional Care

The 240-bed BronxCare Special Care Center is an important part of the BronxCare Health System. It has continued to receive commendations from patients (residents) and their families for the exceptional, compassionate, and attentive care it provides. Additionally, it is the recipient of the American Health Care Association’s Commitment to Quality Award, a further confirmation of the Special Care Center’s success in improving the lives of residents through quality care.

At the Special Care Center, a full range of long-term care services are provided to geriatric, HIV/AIDS, and disabled residents. Services include medical, nursing, social services, therapeutic activities, pharmacy, and chemical dependency as well as rehabilitation (occupational, physical, and speech therapies), dental, and radiology.

Octavio Marin, Vice President, Long Term Care/Ambulatory Care Services, reviewing schedule with Michelle Aguirre-Calderon, Executive Secretary.
Octavio Marin, Vice President, Long Term Care/Ambulatory Care Services, reviewing schedule with Michelle Aguirre-Calderon, Executive Secretary.

The success of the Special Care Center can be attributed to its 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. “Our residents consider us as a home away from home, and that is most important to the staff,” stated Darrell Sokol, Executive Director, Special Care Center. As part of the caregiving process, each resident is assigned their own physician. “This approach provides an in-depth understanding of the resident’s medical history which is essential in their treatment going forward,” stated Dr. Sumir Sahgal, Medical Director, Special Care Center. Essential 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.

Special Care Center residents also have access to the full range of inpatient, outpatient, and specialty services of the BronxCare Health System, an important benefit in terms of high quality, accessible, and comprehensive care.

"Our overall mission of providing the best quality care by a dedicated staff in a special and caring environment is consistently being fulfilled."

—Barbara Lowe, RN, MPH, Chairman, BronxCare Board Trustees, Special Care Center

Daisy Lopez-Morlese, Administrative Coordinator, Special Care Center.
Daisy Lopez-Morlese, Administrative Coordinator, Special Care Center.
Dr. Sumir Sahgal, Medical Director, Special Care Center, attending to resident.
Dr. Sumir Sahgal, Medical Director, Special Care Center, attending to resident.