Marquis Health Services has updated common areas throughout the Willow Springs facility. In the renovated therapy gym, a Smart car serves as a tool in the rehabilitation process. — Courtesy: Tryko Partners LLC
By Joshua Burd
A private equity group has expanded and upgraded a former nursing center in Brick, completing a nearly $3 million repositioning it launched after acquiring the property in late 2014.
Marquis Health Services, the health care affiliate of Tryko Partners LLC, unveiled the new Willow Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center recently after a nine-month project, according to a news release. The 148-bed property is the former Burnt Tavern Nursing Center, located at 1049 Burnt Tavern Road in the Ocean County township.
As part of the project, Marquis Health Services expanded the property’s subacute rehabilitation wing, adding 13 contemporary private suites, the news release said. Other features include a roughly 3,000-square-foot expansion to Willow Springs’ state-of-the-art rehabilitation therapy gym, along with long-term care and secured geriatric neighborhoods.
“Willow Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare is located right in our own back yard, which makes it special for Marquis,” Marquis Health Services CEO Norman Rokeach said in a prepared statement. “We go beyond what most health care operators do today by investing in both subacute rehabilitation and long-term care.
“We recognize that needs change as people age, and we strive to provide a continuum of care within all of our facilities. For these reasons we are taking particularly great pleasure in introducing the ‘new’ Willow Springs to the greater Brick community.”
Other upgrades include:
- A Smart car within the therapy gym to help patients simulate actual daily living skills during the rehabilitation process
- New touch-screen kiosks throughout the center to provide enhanced clinical tracking tools for staff
- A putting green and gourmet coffee lounge
- New programs, including cardiac care rehabilitation operating seven days per week
Brick Mayor John Ducey recently toured the property to see the results of the repositioning, the news release said.
“I enjoyed visiting the Willow Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and meeting their exceptional staff,” Ducey said. “It is comforting to know that the residents who require the specialized services Willow Springs can provide can receive them in our community.”