BERLIN/LUMBERTON, NJ—Two South Jersey skilled nursing facilities—both clients of Marquis Health Consulting Services—have launched pulmonary care programs under the leadership of pulmonologist John Bermingham, DO, FCCP, with Pulmonary and Sleep Associates of New Jersey. The new initiatives at Berlin Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Berlin and Mount Holly Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Lumberton respond to regional health care demand.
Pulmonary care services at Berlin and Mount Holly aim to reduce pulmonary symptoms, decrease disability, increase participation in physical and social activities and promote independence and quality of life. The initiatives cater to individuals with a range of diagnoses and conditions. The introductions follow recent ownership changes and come as both facilities are being repositioned with enhanced programming and comprehensive building renovations.
“Berlin and Mount Holly are leveraging our team’s established connections with leading health care providers and health systems as they develop market-specific programs to meet specialty care demand in Burlington and Camden counties,” said Marquis’ Kate Bauer, regional director of market development. Board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, Bermingham has practiced for more than 20 years and is frequently named among South Jersey’s top doctors. He is affiliated with multiple area hospitals.
In addition to consults with Bermingham, Berlin and Mount Holly pulmonary patients benefit from the support of full-time respiratory therapist Barbara Vernell. The facilities also offer non-invasive ventilation support and 24/7 access to lab and radiology services, with an extensive range of therapy services available seven days per week. “Dr. Bermingham and Barbara are working closely with the talented teams at these skilled nursing facilities to help ensure the most active life possible for each patient,” noted Bauer.
Located at 100 Long-A-Coming Ln., Berlin is a 128-bed skilled nursing facility; it is adjacent to the Virtua Berlin Emergency Department. Mount Holly, which is located at 62 Richmond Ave., features 180 licensed skilled nursing beds.