for breaking news visit www.queenscourier.com october 1, 2015 • BUSINESS • The Queens Courier 39 business ing the patients’ highest level of independence. Physical therapy at the Pavilion at Queens focuses on individuals with physical impairment and pain, as well as future injury prevention. Occupational therapists treat patients whose functional abilities, daily activities and independence have been impaired by illness, injury or aging. The speech therapists provide a range of programs to assess and help restore the patients’ abilities in communication, swallowing and cognition. This is especially important for the ventilator patients. The treatment programs are designed to help residents affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia, and other neurological disorders. “What’s unique about this facility is we have a family experience and we have an investment in proper tools and the proper equipment in the proper facility to treat high acuity patients to the best of our ability,” said Joel Edelstein, CFO of the Pavilion at Queens. “That is our commitment to the community: that we will do whatever it takes to get the best care to them in a friendly environment, in the most hospitable environment and the safest environment.” At the Pavilion at Queens, staff is on hand 24 hours a day, with several 24-hour registered nurse supervisors and respiratory therapists. They also have doctors come in every day to see every single patient to make sure their rehabilitation and therapy are going smoothly. “It really creates a good flow of care,” Sherman said. The Pavilion at Queens has updated its dialysis unit and ventilator unit and is currently under construction to move their gym, which is located in the facility’s basement, to the main floor. “We just expanded our dialysis unit, because it was very successful, from a six chair station, to an additional six chairs. Now we will be able to treat 96 patients through dialysis,” Sherman said. “We increased our ventilator capacity … now we have 12 stations that can handle vents. And we also have the ability to have a stretcher dialysis, which are at very few facilities.” The new gym will be a state-of-the-art 3,000-squarefoot facility that will have more modern equipment to better help the patients, which will be unveiled in November. The Pavilion at Queens is also outfitted with a ventilator unit, comprised of two 40-bed units for a total of 80 beds. Each room has piped in oxygen. They have ability to take ventilator stretcher dialysis patients as well as critical care patients. These services make the Pavilion at Queens like a step-down hospital. Patients getting some rehab at the Pavilion.
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