Laurel Brook Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Introduces Subacute Neuro Recovery Program Leading Area Specialists Overseeing New Initiative at Skilled Nursing Facility in Mount Laurel, N.J.

Laurel Brook Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Introduces Subacute Neuro Recovery Program Leading Area Specialists Overseeing New Initiative at Skilled Nursing Facility in Mount Laurel, N.J.
February 2, 2021

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 1, 2020 – Laurel Brook Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Mount Laurel has introduced a Neuro Recovery Program to meet the healthcare needs of area residents. The subacute initiative is directed by neurologists Tudor Jovin, MD, and Michael Gallagher, DO, and physiatrist Adam Schindelheim, MD.

Laurel Brook’s Neuro Recovery Program is designed to assist those affected by neurologically disabling conditions in improving abilities and returning to their most-optimal functional levels. The specialized initiative focuses on balance, speech, memory and pain management, as well as swallowing and proper nutrition. Patients receive an individualized recovery plan to address their needs, including a return to more routine daily functions, such as sitting, walking, dressing and showering.

Dr. Jovin, Dr. Gallagher, and Dr. Schindelheim are affiliated with Cooper University Health Care’s divisions of neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Laurel Brook established these key relationships in partnership with Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the facility.

“Laurel Brook’s collaboration with the area’s leading neurology and physical medical rehabilitation professionals helps those recovering from neurological events, including strokes and diseases, live better lives,” said Jennifer Hertzog, vice president of marketing and business development for Marquis.

Subacute represents a comprehensive, high level of care for patients with active illnesses, injuries or complex medical conditions following – or as an alternative to – a hospital stay. Subacute patients typically undergo rehab therapy sessions for one or two hours per day, as prescribed. Laurel Brook features a state-of-the-art therapy gym with progressive rehabilitation equipment.

Neuro Recovery patients benefit from the care of Laurel Brook’s interdisciplinary team, which includes specialized rehab nurses and physical, speech and occupational therapists. The team also includes a care navigator, nutritional counselor and recreation specialist. “With the consultative presence of Dr. Jovin, Dr. Gallagher and Dr. Schindelheim, Laurel Brook’s team of rehab experts is supporting patients in regularly achieving recovery milestones,” added Hertzog.

Dr. Jovin is board certified in neurology, vascular neurology, neurocritical care and neuroendovascular surgery. He serves as the medical director of the Cooper Neurological Institute, and as the chairman and chief of neurology of Cooper Medical Care; he also is a stroke neurologist. Dr. Jovin, who is fluent in German, Romanian and Spanish, is a professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Dr. Gallagher is board certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He serves as the assistant professor of neurology at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Dr. Schindelheim is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, with a specialty in traumatic brain injury and concussion in adults. Dr. Schindelheim is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation with the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Located at 3718 Church Road, Laurel Brook provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab, memory care, long-term and respite care. It also features a 60-bed Korean Community wing, which creates a culturally authentic environment for the care and comfort of Korean seniors. The facility has earned a deficiency-free survey from the New Jersey Department of Health, and secured certification from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Together with Marquis Health Consulting Services, Laurel Brook has established a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics of interest for families of patients and the larger community. The library and more information on Laurel Brook can be found at

Based in Brick, N.J., Marquis is a highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consulting company currently supporting Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.

Cooper University Health Care is the leading academic tertiary care health system and the only state-designated Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey with a mission to serve, to heal, to educate. With more than 630 physicians, more than 7,500 employees, and a network of more than 100 medical offices and four urgent care centers throughout the region, Cooper offers signature programs in cardiology, critical care, neurosciences, pediatrics, orthopedics and surgical specialties.

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