NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Bayview Rehabilitation at Scalabrini, a high-quality provider of skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, has announced the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation and modernization project that has transformed the skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.
Bayview now features a remodeled subacute care unit with 60 beds, an elegant and welcoming lobby, and an expansive rehab therapy gym featuring a Smart car and activities of daily living (ADL) suite.
The gym was designed to support progressive rehabilitation services that help patients regain skills before returning home.
“We are excited to be able to provide the North Kingstown community and the region with the latest in rehabilitation technology and high-quality skilled nursing care within a warm and welcoming environment,” said Norman Rokeach, President of Marquis Limited.
Located at 860 N. Quidnessett Road, the 120-bed center lies adjacent to the Quidnessett Country Club and has sweeping views of Narragansett Bay.
Bayview’s experienced care team, led by Administrator Armani Sepe, comprises professionals who deliver personalized care daily.
Bayview’s subacute care unit offers an innovative orthopedic program led by Jason Tartaglione, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in general orthopedics and orthopedic trauma.
Bayview has a rich history dating to the 1960s as the Scalabrini Villa nursing home providing high-quality short-term rehab and long-term care. It doubled in size with a new building in 1994 and transitioned to new ownership in 2021, setting the stage for the most recent renovation.
Bayview Rehabilitation has also achieved the skilled nursing facility heart failure certification offered by the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health.
The certification provides an evidence-based framework for evaluating skilled nursing facilities against the association’s rigorous science-based requirements for heart failure patients, including program management, patient and caregiver education and support, care coordination, clinical management and quality improvement.
“Heart failure patients need high-quality care after leaving the hospital that follows evidence-based guidelines, giving them the best chance to improve their health,” said Sepe.
“The American Heart Association has armed us with innovative methods and additional tools so that we can be trailblazers and give our heart failure patients the best care. It is an honor to have our processes and efforts recognized in this way.”
Nearly one in four heart failure patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge and approximately half are readmitted within six months; about one-quarter of readmissions may be preventable. This certification can support facilities’ efforts to stop preventable readmissions.
To be eligible for this certification, the facility must be in the U.S. or a U.S. territory and implement a heart failure program that uses a standardized method of delivering clinical care based on current evidence-based guidelines. Learn more about this certification and others at www.Heart.org/CertifiedCare.
Michelle Girasole of Fresh, LLC is excited to announce its new digital learning map experience is now available on the grounds of Smith’s Castle. Kids of all ages can learn about this property’s significant role in state history while playing a scavenger hunt game, delivered via smartphone or tablet. Learn more on www.FreshMaps.us.
- The 7th Annual Ocean State Waves Brew Tour will take place on Saturday, December 16th at The Towers in Narragansett from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The event will feature food and drink. Reserve your tickets now online.
- Tony Jones, a certified weight management specialist, from Narragansett, Rhode Island, has been awarded national board certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science, he was recently credentialed as a board-certified bariatric counselor (BCBC).
- The South Kingstown School District is looking for local businesses to partner with to help provide job experiences and career exploration for students with disabilities. The partnership has benefited businesses and students in so many different ways. Some of their current partnerships include University of Rhode Island, Phil’s Main Street Grille, Gentle Farms, Old Mountain Lanes, Perennials, and Bess Eaton. For more information, contact Amber Horton Lambert at ALambert@sksd-ri.net.
- The Jonnycake Center for Hope accepts year-round food donations and is now accepting gift donations for Hope For The Holidays. Suggested donations include: Gift cards (Amazon, Walmart, Visa, Wakefield Mall retailers), Clothing (pajamas, coats, sweats for teens, socks, and undergarments for all ages), and other gifts such as toys, games, sports equipment, beauty products, Lego, and art supplies. Participants are asked to deliver unwrapped donations to the Jonnycake Center by December 15th.
Around South County
- The Westerly Community Credit Union will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped stuffed animals and selling $1 paper medallions until November 30 to benefit the Minis Making A Difference charity.
Donated stuffed animals will be accepted during regular business hours at five WCCU branches located in Westerly, Richmond, Wakefield and Coventry. All stuffed animals and donations will benefit local police and emergency departments and be made available to children when they need it most.
- WCCU was recently voted as the Best Credit Union and Best Financial Planning Services by the Westerly Sun’s 2023 Community Choice Awards as well as the Best Credit Union by Southern RI Newspapers 2023 Community Choice Awards.
“We are very proud to have been voted the Best Credit Union and Best Financial Planning Services by the people within the communities we serve,” stated Stephen White, WCCU president.
“This is a wonderful honor and belongs to our caring staff for their dedication to the financial well-being of our members,” he added.
Westerly Community Credit Union serves over 22,000 people and is open to all who reside or work in Rhode Island and New London County and Windham, CT.