The Health Center at The Hill at Whitemarsh

While The Hill at Whitemarsh might be known for its bucolic views, robust social activities, and beautiful homes, it also has received acclaim for providing exceptional healthcare–to residents and non-residents alike–through The Health Center.

The Health Center, which is a partnership between The Hill and Jefferson Health System, provides the highest levels of service and care for those in need of rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and assisted living.

“The best part of my job is seeing the quality of care that the residents receive,” said Nichole Perkins, Director of Nursing for The Health Center. “Between nursing care, activities, and dining choices, the residents are given many options to have a fulfilling stay.”

The Health Center places a strong emphasis on the quality of care that the residents receive, a value that drives its healthcare providers and employees on a daily basis. With its 5-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), The Health Center is consistently achieving optimal results.

“We also pride ourselves in creating a culture of caring and nurturing staff who care for residents and patients as if they were their own family,” said Nichole.

The Health Center comprises Mather House and Oakley Hall. Mather House specializes in enhanced recovery, ideal for short-term care, such as rehabilitation and skilled nursing, while Oakley Hall provides private assisted-living services in apartments that were designed to offer the comforts of home. The Health Center is staffed with well-qualified experts in their fields and provides exceptional service and high-quality care.

Mather House, which accepts Medicare, insurance, and private-pay patients, has a 5-Star Quality Rating from the CMS, making it an ideal choice for those looking to enter rehab or a short-term care environment after leaving the hospital. Additionally, The Health Center is certified with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which ensures the highest quality of care.

“The Health Center is driven by caring and compassionate individuals, paving the way for superior service and smooth recovery,” said Corey Evans, Director of Healthcare Services. “Our goal is to promote a consistent partnership between patients and our team in order to deliver the expected care and services they desire. We recognize the importance and distinction of being able to take part in our patients’ recovery and, through our interdisciplinary team approach, find that patient and resident choice is linked to patient satisfaction and is essential to good care.”

Patients have a choice of which rehabilitation facility they can choose when being discharged from the hospital–although Corey notes that many don’t realize that they don’t have to go where the hospital sends them.

“Today more than ever, patients and families have a great number of choices to make about the type of healthcare they receive,” said Corey. “We know that this decision can be difficult; patients and families need to have reliable and understandable information about the level of care facilities provide to make the best decisions possible. We want them to choose us.”

“We follow state and national standards, but operate well above what is expected. We’re always aiming to raise the bar here,” said Donna Gibbons, Healthcare Administrator for The Health Center. “At The Hill, our mission is to enrich, honor, and support those whom we serve, and we bring those values to our work every day.”

There are a variety of criteria you can use when making a choice about which rehabilitation center to go to when leaving the hospital or searching for long-term care, including: health inspection ratings, staffing ratios, and quality measure scores to ensure positive patient outcomes. The Health Center at The Hill at Whitemarsh has received excellent CMS ratings across all three areas, making it one of the best rehab facilities in the state of Pennsylvania.

In fact, U.S. News & World Report has awarded The Health Center at The Hill at Whitemarsh with the highest possible ratings for short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, and overall care.

“As the Director of Nursing, I am comforted to know that the residents who stay with us are cared for in an exceptional way,” said Nichole. “We are also proud to have a family-like environment for our team members. It all makes this such a special place to be.”

If you are interested in learning more about The Health Center at The Hill at Whitemarsh and its CMS ratings, reach out to Donna Gibbons at 215.402.8729 or visit