Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility Transformed Under Marquis Health Services

BRICK, N.J., – A visit by Brick Mayor John Ducey this summer marked significant progress for the $2.8 million repositioning of Willow Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Brick-based Marquis Health Services, which purchased the property formerly known as Burnt Tavern Nursing Center in late 2014, has orchestrated its complete transformation over the last nine months.

Located at 1049 Burnt Tavern Road, Willow Springs includes 148 skilled nursing beds. Marquis Health Services has expanded the property’s sub acute rehabilitation wing, adding 13 contemporary private suites. Other features include an approximately 3,000-square-foot expansion to Willow Springs’ state-of-the-art rehabilitation therapy gym, along with long-term care and secured geriatric neighborhoods. A smart car has been incorporated to help patients simulate actual daily living skills during the rehabilitation process.

Marquis Health Services has also updated common areas and patient rooms, and installed touch-screen kiosks throughout the center to provide enhanced clinical tracking tools for staff. A putting green and gourmet coffee lounge will top off the enhanced amenities available to those rehabilitating at Willow Springs.

Mayor Ducey participated in a tour that unveiled the results of the remodel, which is nearing completion. “I enjoyed visiting the Willow Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and meeting their exceptional staff,” Mayor Ducey said. “It is comforting to know that the residents who require the specialized services Willow Springs can provide can receive them in our community.”

Marquis Health Services CEO Norman Rokeach also shared his excitement about the progress. “Willow Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare is located right in our own back yard, which makes it special for Marquis,” he said. “We go beyond what most healthcare operators do today by investing in both sub acute rehabilitation and long-term care. We recognize that needs change as people age, and we strive to provide a continuum of care within all of our facilities. For these reasons we are taking particularly great pleasure in gearing up to introduce the ‘new’ Willow Springs to the greater Brick community. We look forward to satisfying our neighbors’ care needs and expectations well into the future.”

Rokeach added that the company’s existing relationships within the regional healthcare community have been instrumental in the expansion and new development of programs at Willow Springs. “At all of our nursing home properties, we tap into relationships with local hospitals and healthcare providers, and work to develop programs that enhance care options for the community,” explained Rokeach, who previously for many years served as a skilled nursing home administrator in the local market. “The fact that we already know so many of the key players has augmented and expedited these efforts.”

PHOTO: (L-R) Willow Springs’ Licensed Nursing Home Administrator Mitch Levy, Brick Mayor John Ducey, and Marquis Health Services’ CEO Norman Rokeach and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Jennifer Hertzog.