Ribbon Cutting Marks Completion of $2.6 Million Renovation at The Brentwood Dignitaries, Residents, Patients and Staff Celebrate Facility and Programming Improvements at Danvers Skilled Nursing Property

DANVERS, Mass., Feb. 24, 2016 – Local and state dignitaries joined the staff, leadership and clients of The Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in February to celebrate the completion of a $2.6 million renovation of the Danvers skilled nursing property. An open house and ribbon-cutting event highlighted improvements to the facility and its programs, implemented since The Brentwood’s purchase by Marquis Health Services in late 2013.

Located at 56 Liberty Street, the 159-bed, three-story property was built in 1972. Marquis Health Services renovated the building, incorporating a dedicated, 32-bed sub-acute care unit and a new, 2,300-square-foot therapy gym. The sub-acute unit features a neurologist-led stroke recovery program; it is the only facility in the North Shore region with this type of specialized program. The gym offers rehabilitation therapy seven days per week with state-of-the-art equipment – including a smart car to train patients in automobile transfers.

Additionally, Marquis Health Services redesigned patient rooms on The Brentwood’s rehabilitation floor, highlighted by the introduction of a transitional suite with a full residential set-up including kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom. The apartment is dedicated for soon-to-be-discharged patients, who work with physical and occupational therapists during the last days of their stay to support a smooth transition to independent living in their own homes. Marquis also updated finishes in The Brentwood’s lobby, gathering spaces and throughout common areas, with other improvements continuing throughout the building. The organization will also introduce fine dining.

Beyond the physical and programming enhancements, new leadership is in place at The Brentwood. Marquis Health Services has appointed Josh Brown as administrator and Beth Fearon as director of nursing. Brown comes from within the Marquis organization; Fearon is a 20-year healthcare industry veteran.

“Our recent celebration marks the start of a new chapter at The Brentwood, one that is highlighted by an environment and leadership team focused on promoting the well-being of our patients, their families and our staff,” said Marquis Health Services’ Adam Goldman, director of operations. “We are proud of our investment – and involvement – in a property that is well-positioned to serve as the premier regional facility for short- and long-term skilled nursing care.”

The Brentwood sits on 1.85 acres at the intersection of Liberty and Elliot streets in a predominately residential area. The Beverly Hospital at Danvers is located just 10 minutes away, and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center is a 20-minute drive from the property. Danvers has a higher-than-average percentage of residents over age 65, and this property houses nearly one third of the town’s certified skilled nursing beds.

“As a third-generation nursing home operator, Marquis Health Services approaches facility operations with two goals: providing excellent care and providing excellent customer service,” Brown said. “We bring a wealth of knowledge, ideas and best practices for adapting to the changing healthcare industry, and staying ahead of the game with innovative rehabilitation and clinical programs.”

Marquis Health Services is involved in more than 2,000 skilled nursing beds, including additional Massachusetts properties in Needham, Rockland, Beverly, Saugus, Webster, Lancaster and Holyoke. Several of the company’s nursing facilities received five-star ratings in U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 “Best Nursing Homes” feature. This distinction recognizes excellence in three categories: state-conducted health inspections, nursing and physical therapy staffing, and quality medical care.

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PHOTO CAPTION 1: The Brentwood’s new, 2,300-square-foot therapy gym features state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment – including a smart car to train patients in automobile transfers.

PHOTO CAPTION 2: Ribbon-cutting celebrants at The Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center included (L-R) Jennifer Raymond, director of network development, Marquis Health Services; Adam Goldman, director of operations, Marquis; David Bennett, chairman Town of Danvers Board of Selectman; Dr. Ted Gavrilescu, Brentwood stoke recovery program director; Massachusetts State Representative Ted Speliotis; Betty Roy, director of case management, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center; Dr. Yogesh Viroja, chief medical officer, Marquis; Regina Brown, clinical services director, Marquis; and Norman Rokeach, chief executive officer, Marquis.




Please Join Us At Our Open House!

Please Join Us At Our Open House!

THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 11, 2016                                                                      From 4:00 to 8:00 PM

At the NEWLY RENOVATED                                                                                         Brentwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

A Fully Renovated Subacute Transitional Unit
2,300 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Rehab Gym with Smart Car
ADL Suite with Kitchen, Bedroom & Bath
Modern & Inviting Amenities

Please RSVP to Leah Kirkpatrick at 978-777-2700 Ext. 867

Powerful Smart Car Now At The Brentwood in Danvers

The Brentwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, a proud member of the Marquis Health Services family, is pleased to announce their newly renovated 2,300 sq. ft. gym, showcasing a cutting edge Smart Car that allows individuals to re-adapt transitioning in and out of a motor vehicle as part of their overall rehabilitation.

Conveniently located in the Danvers neighborhood and in close proximity to many area hospitals including Salem Hospital, Union Hospital and Beverly Hospital, The Brentwood is a leading Short-Term Rehab provider in the vicinity, and the ideal environment for individuals who require intense physical, occupational and speech therapy following a hospital stay.


Featuring a Specialized Stroke Recovery Program under the direction of a Board Certified Neurologist, the now completed 2.5 million dollar renovation project boasts a modern ADL Suite that features a model kitchen, bedroom and bath that allows individuals to practice various levels of mobility and get excited about gaining back their independence to go back to their cherish daily routines. Crowning the fully renovated dedicated subacute unit, is The Brentwood’s expansive state-of-the-art gym that entices patients to attain new levels of mobility in an environment suffused with light that clearly conveys an all-encompassing feeling of warmth.

Upholding Marquis’ distinctive Rehabbing Care™ motto, patients at The Brentwood will certainly benefit from the Smart Car, as it enables its stellar staff of specialized therapists to assist patients in the practice of getting in and out of a car without worry. It will also assist in family training thus allowing them to safely assist their loved one if needed – once they return home.

“What is really remarkable about The Brentwood”, says Lisa Danvers, Occupational Therapist, “is the sense of warmth and camaraderie that permeates our entire facility because it sets the stage for a positive rehabilitative experience. As part of the renovations, the rehab gym now has a new standing frame and parallel bars for the patients who may need more support to get back on their feet; these tools enable them to start out at a level of care that is appropriate for them”.

As patients progress through all the steps in rehab, they finish with using a new set of stairs that feature two different height levels to allow for different levels of difficultly and practice on what they may encounter once they return to daily life in their community.

Fusing the latest medical advances and technology with a comprehensive team approach that focuses on the entire individual The Brentwood takes into account the overall emotional and physical wellbeing of every patient.

Healthcare professionals are invited to attend The Brentwood’s Open House on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from four to eight in the evening, and tour the fully renovated dedicated subacute unit. To RSVP please call Leah Kirkpatrick at 978-777-2700 extension 867 or email Lkirkpatrick@thebrentwoodrehab.com