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Jamaica nursing center joins Bronx facility

"This relationship will greatly benefit both organizations on a number of different levels," said Kenneth Brown, president and CEO of the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. "It is beneficial to the community we serve. It enhances care and is really a win-win situation." The Tietz Center, at 164-11 Chapin Parkway, was founded in 1971 by Holocaust survivors and is known as a progressive long-term care facility. Having affiliations with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, the Tietz Center offers an inpatient hospice, a residential hospice, holistic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, short-term rehabilitation, an adult day health care program, and a palliative care program, which looks to improve the quality of life of patients through the prevention and relief of suffering by early identification, assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, mental and spiritual. "The expertise found at the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will serve as an important element of Beth Abraham's broader long-term care offerings," said Michael Fassler, president and CEO of Beth Abraham Family of Health Services. "The progressive programs offered through the facility fit perfectly with Beth Abraham's long history of community service and innovation." The Beth Abraham Family of Health Services, founded in 1920, is a not-for-profit, continuing care organization established to care for poor, chronically ill and disabled adults of varying ages and backgrounds. According to Fassler, Beth Abraham's 3,000 plus employees serve nearly 5,000 New Yorkers daily. The group maintains three residential skilled nursing facilities, and offers adult day health care, home care, AIDS home care and independent housing facilities for the elderly and disabled. The Tietz Center will maintain all 310 employees and its current administrative and executive management. According to Brown, a representative from Beth Abraham will now sit on the Tietz Center's board of directors and two members from Tietz will sit on Beth Abraham's corporate board. "Our mission will continue, as far as caring for members of the Holocaust," Brown said. "It is really business as usual."Reach intern Albert Silvestri by e-mail at news@TimesLedger.com or call 718-229-0300, Ext. 162.

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