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Arbor Ridge Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Launches Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Top Pulmonologist Overseeing New Specialty Care Initiative at Wayne, N.J., Skilled Nursing Facility

WAYNE, N.J., June 10, 2020 – Arbor Ridge Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has launched a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, with pulmonologist Dr. Magdy Wahba overseeing the new initiative. The addition marks the first in a series of planned specialty programming enhancements at the 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Wayne.

Located at 261 Terhune Drive, Arbor Ridge provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care, and maintains a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Its new programming aims to meet the specific healthcare needs of the community.

Arbor Ridge Pulmonary Rehabilitation focuses on promoting independence and quality of life through reducing pulmonary symptoms and decreasing disability in acute and chronic lung patients. Program features include onsite and full-time respiratory therapy, routine physician evaluations, physical and occupational therapy seven days per week (as ordered), and 24-hour licensed nursing supervision.

As part of its pulmonary rehab services, Arbor Ridge establishes working communication between all involved parties, including patient, family/caregiver, hospital, practitioner, skilled nursing facility, home health and outpatient services. The program features the tracking of common metrics with root cause analysis to minimize the progression of debilitating symptoms by combining exercise, breathing retraining and dietary management. It also includes patient and caregiver education and training, as well as discharge planning and coordinated follow-up by Arbor Ridge’s respiratory staff.

Dr. Wahba has been in private practice for more than 20 years. He maintains affiliations with St. Mary’s General Hospital and St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.

Arbor Ridge retains Marquis Health Services to provide nursing home administrative services. Together Arbor Ridge and Marquis are developing the facility’s new specialized programming. “Dr. Wahba is well-regarded for his expertise in pulmonology, and Arbor Ridge is thrilled to have him leading this new initiative,” said Marquis’ Jennifer Hertzog, vice president of marketing and business development – Mid Atlantic. “Arbor Ridge is proud to align with leading providers and health systems to help achieve the best possible outcomes for its patients.”

Based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Services is a highly skilled and vision-driven services provider currently supporting Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds, as well as more than 2,000 independent living units.