Health Care Facility Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary
Morris Township resident was the 100th patient treated at the facility while first patient, a former Jefferson resident, also joined the celebration.
Doris Fenn was the 100th patient to be treated at a one-year-old health care center in Morris Township on Friday.
Fenn, a Morristown resident, was treated at the Sub-Acute Unit at the Morris View Healthcare Center in Morris Township. The unit provides short-term recovery to patients after they are released from a hospital.
The unit opened Jan. 31, 2012. Fenn attended a celebration commemorating the anniversary of the center opening on Friday.
Charlotte Walker, the unit’s first patient, formerly of Jefferson, attended the celebration as well. Walker now lives in Morris View.
The unit specializes in treating orthopedic conditions and helps patients rehabilitate from surgeries, strokes, and neurological conditions.
“The goal is to maximize independence and function,” said Cathy Engler, the center’s administrator. “Sub-acute services are designed to return patients home safety and as soon as possible.”
Physical, occupational, and speech therapies and activities are used to help patients rehabilitate. The center is able to house up to 15 people.
For more information about the center call the admissions department at 973-285-2617.