Morris Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Located on one of Pelham Parkway’s most scenic stretches, Morris Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was founded in 1971 by a beloved father and grandfather—a visionary and family man determined to give seniors the kind of care he’d want himself.

Located on one of Pelham Parkway’s most scenic stretches, Morris Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was founded in 1971 by a beloved father and grandfather—a visionary and family man determined to give seniors the kind of care he’d want himself.

CENTER FOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION

Today operated by his equally passionate son, Morris Park has become a household name in the Bronx-Westchester environs, enjoying a reputation for:

Immaculate rooms

Compassionate attendants

Deeply personal care

Rated 5 STARS in quality measures by Medicare, and recipient of a 2017 deficiency-free survey from the NY Department of Health, the 191-bed facility welcomes residents into three divisions: long-term care, rehabilitation, and memory care. In each, they receive exquisite rehabilitative and nursing support—delivered with a hefty dose of heart.

 

90% of Morris Park’s staff has been with the facility for years: the halls pulse with a powerful positive energy, a deeply collaborative team spirit that trickles down to residents in every interaction.

WALK INTO MORRIS PARK ON A TYPICAL MONDAY.

You’ll find residents indulging in outrageously good steak, immersed in a competitive round of Pokeno, or receiving the finest care from a fleet of on-site specialists.

 

Most of all, you’ll find them smiling—with peace that only integrity-infused care can create.

WALK INTO MORRIS PARK ON A TYPICAL MONDAY.

You’ll find residents indulging in outrageously good steak, immersed in a competitive round of Pokeno, or receiving the finest care from a fleet of on-site specialists.

 

Most of all, you’ll find them smiling—with peace that only integrity-infused care can create.

Sandra Lopez

My dad has been living at Morris Park for two years now. I must say: they have a wonderful staff... My dad eats well and his room is very clean no matter what day or time I visit. The head nurse from the first floor is the best….I sleep well knowing my dad is in good hands.

Thomas Byrne Long-term Care Patient

The staff members are all nice. They take good care of me, and I feel comfortable and safe here.

Sandra Schlesinger Long-term Care Patient

I enjoy the variety of activities, the parties, entertainment, and the many services.

Raphael Treitel President, CHE Psychological Services

I have collaborated with Morris Park’s staff for years, and I can testify that the level of care is unusually high. Without exception, every member of their team is professional, compassionate, and single-mindedly dedicated to the health of the residents. It is my pleasure to warmly recommend their services.

Yvonne Green Rehab patient

Morris Park has been a haven for me; it is a place of safety and comfort. Throughout my stay in rehab, the staff showed true concern for my physical and emotional well-being. They helped me recover with expertise, professionalism, and warmth. I feel deep gratitude to everyone at Morris Park - I consider them family.

Theadore W. Vance Rehab patient

I have no real family. The staff at Morris Park have become my family. My social worker is my best friend—she looks after me like family. I will be very sad when I have to leave...I will miss you all very much.

Wei Shen

The facility is beautiful and clean. The staff is dedicated and professional; the food is tasty with choices. They know their seniors and attend to their individual needs. I feel fortunate that my dad is in the hands of Morris Park.

Danita Kearse Rehab patient

Morris Park was a very good experience for me. The staff was excellent. The rehab team - I just love them, five thumbs up! Recreation was excellent. I loved participating in the programs.

    SOMMER LEE ESPINO, RNC, DIRECTOR OF NURSING

    MISSION: Lead, educate, and evaluate all nursing operations and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to ensure efficient and compassionate delivery of resident care.

     

    IN OTHER WORDS: Oversee every detail of nursing to make sure you get the care you need.

     

    BACKGROUND: Bachelor’s in Nursing with a postgraduate degree in Maternal & Child Health. Over 30 years of experience as a nurse (more than 20 years in long-term care!) Certified in PRI, MDS, ACLS/BCLS, and Infection Control.

     

    I TAKE PRIDE IN: my leadership skills. An effective leader adapts to each person’s needs — directing, teaching, supporting, and delegating, depending on each staff member’s level of competence and commitment. Most importantly, an effective leader communicates, making sure the listener hears them by speaking in their language.

    Working in this setting has made me realize this is where I belong. As a nurse, nothing is more fulfilling than seeing your patient heal and improve, day by day. In long-term care, residents come to us in their most vulnerable state and stay for a long time. This gives us a chance to build meaningful relationships with them so that when they’re ready to leave, they’ve become our family.

    KRUNAL BHATT, PT, MS, DIRECTOR OF REHAB

    MISSION: Manage all aspects of the rehabilitation department. Coordinate with all therapy disciplines to ensure superlative delivery of care.

     

    IN OTHER WORDS: Ensure every patient gets a customized, effective rehab plan that works.

     

    BACKGROUND: Bachelor in Physical Therapy. Masters in Sports Science. 8 years experience in skilled nursing facilities, providing therapy to patients with a wide range of diagnoses.

     

    I TAKE PRIDE IN: my ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.

    Honestly, Morris Park feels like a second home. The staff is very close-knit, and we share a common goal: make the facility feel like home for our residents.

    Jasmine Torres, DIRECTOR OF HOUSEKEEPING

    MISSION: Assess proposed admissions for appropriate placement, consulting with nursing, administrative, and therapy personnel as needed. Provide facility tours for prospective clients and families.

     

    IN OTHER WORDS: Make your transition to Morris Park as smooth and comfortable as possible.

     

    BACKGROUND: Extensive experience in concierge services for seniors.

     

    I TAKE PRIDE IN: my professionalism and broad knowledge base in my department. I am always willing to go the extra mile.

    It’s a pleasure being part of Morris Park’s success. Seeing our residents transition in such a positive way fills my heart with joy.

    ANGELA VITACCO, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES & CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

    MISSION: Hire & retain exceptional staff members, oversee their training and quality scores, and cultivate an overall culture of cooperation and respect.

     

    IN OTHER WORDS: Develop and implement smooth processes so all you notice is the harmony of a well-oiled (and completely compliant) team. Create and nurture an environment where staff, residents, and the community at large work to understand each other, despite our differences.

     

    BACKGROUND: MS in Human Resources Management with 25+ years of human resources experience in a variety of industries (media & entertainment, healthcare and pharmaceutical).

     

    I TAKE PRIDE IN: my ability to listen. Facts are important, but sometimes it’s more important to listen and try to understand what someone is feeling in order to help them find the best possible solution.

    I love being a resource and safe space for employees. Knowing I can make a difference, provide comfort or simply put a smile on someone’s face makes it all worthwhile. It’s more than simply leading; it’s leading with heart. My door is always open. Stop by anytime!