(Brighton, MA) After a year and a half of planning and renovations, the Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center in Brighton opened its doors and welcomed its first patients on Saturday October 28th. The Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center Brighton (SRB) is located at 100 North Beacon Street (formerly Wingate Nursing Center) and is a fully licensed 123-bed skilled nursing facility for residents requiring skilled nursing services and short-term rehabilitation care.
“This is a momentous day for our staff, as well as the families and patients we serve with our skilled nursing care. For many years, our incredible teams delivered top level care at facilities that needed significant renovations. After exploring many options, we are proud to remain within the city of Boston delivering the highest quality care to the community. We are now able to combine the very best patient care environment with the very best clinicians in our new location,” said Maureen Banks, President, Skilled Nursing Division, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.
The approximately 40 patients transferred on the first day came from Spaulding’s previous skilled nursing locations at West Roxbury and the North End. The West Roxbury location at 1245 Centre Street is now closed and the property will be evaluated for future use by Partners HealthCare, the parent company of Spaulding. The North End facility, located at the 70 Fulton Street, will continue to operate as a nursing home now managed by Marquis Health Services as the North End Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Over 250 staff from the previous locations have transferred over to the new SRB location. Spaulding has also done a strong recruitment push for its new location to find qualified candidates from the surrounding Brighton/Allston community to join the team.
Spaulding brings a long record of excellence in skilled nursing with multiple four star certifications by CMS and recognitions by US News & World Report Best Nursing Homes surveys as a top nursing facility. SRB is immediately open for admissions and is expected to be at or near capacity by the end of the month. SRB staff provide interim nursing care from hospitalization to home. Services offered include complex wound care, intravenous antibiotic or fluid therapy, ostomy care and teaching, tube-feeding care and teaching, post-cardiac surgery care, aggressive pain management, therapy for chronic respiratory conditions, tracheotomy care, diabetic care and more. Most patients referred to SRB are for a short-term stay and are medically stable and no longer need to stay in an acute-care hospital, but are not yet able to care for themselves at home.
SRB adds to the Spaulding services already located in Brighton. Spaulding has served the Brighton community for over 16 years at its Spaulding Outpatient Center Brighton, located at 20 Guest Street in Boston Landing which provides outpatient services to the greater Brighton community. The Outpatient Center provides physical therapy, sports medicine and wellness services.
“We are extremely proud of the high-quality care we have provided to patients, residents and family members at Spaulding West Roxbury and Spaulding North End, and look forward to continuing this legacy of excellence as Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center Brighton,” said Banks. To learn more visit http://spauldingrehab.org/brighton.
About Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
A member of Partners HealthCare, the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network includes Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, its main campus in Charlestown as well as Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, Spaulding Hospital Cambridge and Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center Brighton, as well as twenty-five outpatient sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report named Spaulding as the #4 rehabilitation hospital in the nation. Spaulding is one of the few hospitals in the U.S. to be awarded the prestigious Model Systems designation in all three areas of care—Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury—selected by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Spaulding has been recognized for fostering the #1 residency program in the country for research output by Doximity Residency Navigator. Spaulding also was recognized by the 2017 Disability Equality Index as a “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”. For more information, please visit www.spauldingrehab.org.