February 9, 2013
At a time when most major thoroughfares and highways remained closed to traffic, and more than a foot of snow covered nearby roads, visitors to Parker were amazed to see blacktop. Grounds, in fact, were cleared for visitors and vehicles before 5 am, the building was clean, warm and comfortable, and a full staff provided all services. "Parker's Emergency Preparedness plans and training, implemented by our dedicated staff," said Michael N. Rosenblut, President and CEO, "operated at full-tilt during this difficult winter storm."
The Institute's medical transportation division, Lakeville Ambulette Transportation, LLC, picked-up 36 staff members who were stranded by the blizzard, including nurses, physicians and other staff. As a result, all units were staffed, and the on-site dialysis center, the Queens-Long Island Renal Institute, Inc., was able to provide its standard Saturday treatments. Parker's on-site Pharmacy operated normally, and the Food and Nutrition Department provided all meals, not only to residents and patients, but also to staff. The Institute's renowned restorative Therapy programs provided physical and occupational therapy sessions.
Family members were particularly grateful that Parker was able to accommodate admissions during this weather emergency, a tribute to dedicated and compassionate nurses and social workers, as well as Lakeville Ambulette Transportation staff and supervisors.
President and CEO Michael N. Rosenblut noted that "this winter blizzard reaffirmed Parker as a long term care network where excellence is the standard."
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