Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Courtland Gardens Celebrates New Chapter

As 2009 winds down, LifeBridge Health is taking a look at some of the major events of the past year. Today, we remember the historic name change of Jewish Convalescnet & Nursing Home to Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

by Helene King

“A rose by any other name is still a rose”…and so is a nursing home with a compassionate, caring staff.

In 2009, Jewish Convalescent & Nursing Home changed its name to Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, but its excellent quality of care remains the same.

“The name better reflects the expanded resident enrollment that was instituted in 2007, when the center opened to people of all faiths,” says Aric Spitulnik, vice-president of post acute services for LifeBridge Health. “Analysis showed the demand for long-term care services within the Baltimore-area Jewish community was insufficient to maintain Jewish Convalescent’s Jewish-only census.”

The transition was seamless. Jewish residents continue to share in the traditions of living a Jewish lifestyle, and Christian observances have been added to the spiritual fabric of the long-term care center.

In 2009, a new state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym was built inside Courtland Gardens. Additionally, the center is one of the few nursing homes that has a physician and nurse practitioners as permanent members of its medical staff.

Courtland Gardens is part of LifeBridge Health, one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in the Northwest Baltimore area, which also includes Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital and Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital.

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