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.

momma's child February 07, 2013 at 03:41 AM
Morris View is an excellent facilty for our mom. It's bright, clean, and close to home. We understand it is vulnerable to being sold to private interests if our elected freeholders feel pressed to save our tax dollars. That would be a great loss. Friends have shared their views on this at http://signon.org/sign/morris-county-freeholders-2
Katherine Clyne February 08, 2013 at 11:23 PM
My father lives at Morris View. He is in pretty good shape for 96, but not able to live independently. He is able to live similarly to the way he used to at home while still receiving the care he needs from excellent, kind healthcare professionals. This quality cannot be maintained in a for profit facility. I pray that Morris View will remain a county run facility, not only for my father, but for all of us who may need such a home in the future. Many cost cutting measures are already in effect, making Morris View more economical to operate than it ever has been before.


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