ST. JOSEPH’S PLACE RESIDENTS ENJOY BARBECUES IN NEW HEALING GARDEN
PORT JERVIS, NY – (June 27) On Wednesday, June 25, residents of St. Joseph’s Place, a long-term care facility at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY, had an opportunity to enjoy an outdoor barbecue in their new and picturesque Healing Garden.
Thanks to the generosity of the local community, the Healing Garden, a furnished roof top garden featuring a pond, waterfalls, flower beds, a 30 foot long pergola, tables with umbrellas and many other amenities, was completed last year and is open to residents and their guests at any time.
This year, however, St. Joseph’s Place Administrator Adele Coates and Recreational Director Amy Barra, decided to host a barbecue in the garden for all the residents at least twice each month during good weather. And traditional barbecue favorites including hamburgers and hot dogs, salads, watermelon and cold drinks, prepared by Morison Food Service, will be served at each table.
“Outdoor activities including barbecues in pleasant surroundings like our Healing Garden have an important value in long term care at St. Joseph’s Place,” said Barra, “They are essential to the quality of life and the quality of care for individuals receiving health and human services.”
St. Joseph’s Place long-term care at Bon Secours Community Hospital is a 46-bed skilled nursing facility that provides professional care in an interdisciplinary approach to meeting the medical, personal, spiritual and social needs of each of its residents.
Nursing Home Compare, a useful tool for consumers available on the official United States Government Website for Medicare, has awarded St. Joseph’s Place its highest “much above average” five-star rating in overall quality.
Residents are encouraged to participate in a wide array of activities including gardening, games, music, arts and crafts, education, and fitness programs. They also enjoy group day trips and outings to local restaurants. In addition, many local groups and organizations regularly visit St. Joseph’s Place and help to keep residents involved and in touch with their community.
St. Joseph’s Place is located on the first floor of Bon Secours Community Hospital, 160 E. Main St., providing residents with easy, ready access to the hospital’s medical facilities and staff.
In addition to quality long term care services, St. Joseph’s Place also offers long term and short term rehabilitation, tracheotomy care, head trauma care, respiratory care, and psychological services in a comfortable setting that residents can call "home."
About Bon Secours Charity Health System
Every year, nearly one million people in the lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Pennsylvania turn to Bon Secours Charity Health System (BSCHS) for innovative healthcare delivered with compassion. BSCHS has received national recognition, rankings and numerous awards for the level of care it provides.
BSCHS is comprised of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, NY; Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY; St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY; a certified home health agency; two long-term care facilities; an assisted living/adult home facility and several other medical programs located throughout the region. The system employs more than 3,400, making it one of the region’s largest employers
Bon Secours Medical Group is BSCHS’s regional network of nearly 80 primary care physicians and specialists from a broad array of medical disciplines. These skilled clinicians play a central role in bringing personalized, preventive and expert care to people from every stage of life.
BSCHS is a member of the Bon Secours Health System—a national Catholic healthcare system with a strong reputation and robust commitment to bringing compassionate healthcare to those in need. For more information, visit www.BSCHS.BonSecours.com. For a complete list of practitioners, visit http://bschs.org/find-a-physician-bon-secours-medical-group.html
1. On Wednesday, June 25, residents of St. Joseph’s Place, a long-term care facility at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY, had an opportunity to enjoy an outdoor barbecue in their new and picturesque Healing Garden.
2. On Wednesday, June 25, residents of St. Joseph’s Place, a long-term care facility at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY, had an opportunity to enjoy an outdoor barbecue in their new and picturesque Healing Garden.
3. Morrison Food Service Supervisor Marina Sausthuck prepares a batch of hot dogs on the Healing Garden barbecue grill.
4. Recreation Assistant Jessica Maillet was on hand to serve the barbecue specialties.
5. Recreational Director Amy Barra helps serve (seated clockwise from left) Shirley Van Orden, Theresa Bellia and Betty Lynch.
6. Army and Navy veterans swap stories and enjoy a barbecue: Clockwise, from left, John Wicks, Ernest Skinner and Tom Kirby.