CENTRAL JERSEY – Hunterdon and Somerset counties have maintained their spots at the top of the list of New Jersey’s healthiest counties.
In a study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released last month, Hunterdon was named the healthiest county in New Jersey for the sixth consecutive year, with Somerset in second position.
Somerset County moved into second place in 2014 and has stayed there.
“We’re delighted that we have maintained this achievement,” said Serena Collado, director of community health at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and convenor of Healthier Somerset. “Improved health requires a concerted effort on many levels, from local and county health professionals, local and county government, the business community, and the hundreds of nonprofit healthcare leaders who work in Somerset County.”
Collado said Healthier Somerset provides the opportunity for all of these sectors to work together.
“Maintaining our ranking shows the benefits of collaboration and cooperation,” Collado said.
Of course, Somerset is also home to several distinguished and high caliber hospitals and several world class skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers!
In fact, I recently visited a patient at St. Peter’s Hospital.
St. Peters Uinversity Hospital is associated with The Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center. This is a not-for-profit, 120-bed skilled nursing facility that is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, and owned and operated by the Saint Peter’s Healthcare System,.
McCarrick offers sub-acute rehabilitation and long-term care and is located at 15 Dellwood Lane in Somerset, NJ.
Somerset NJ, is also home to one of New Jersey’s premier Rehabilitation and Nursing Centers; The Regency Heritage Post-acute Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, located on DeMott Lane.
This fixture in Somerset, NJ is located on a magnificent and sprawling campus and accommodates 265 discerning patients and residents from the local area and beyond.
Regency Heritage is a ‘preferred provider’ of nursing and rehabilitative care at the local hospitals, including St. Peters and Robert Wood Johnson.
A recent multi-million dollar renovation project has transformed Regency Heritage into one of the area’s most elegant and luxurious senior residences. A generous 265-bed capacity addresses both the community’s long- and short-term care needs. Spacious, elegantly appointed rooms, cheery public areas and gracious dining facilities help create an atmosphere of comfort, companionship and community.
Long-term residents benefit from the highest quality, round-the-clock nursing care as well as comprehensive clinical support and personal care services. They also enjoy sumptuous dining, with Glatt kosher menu choices prepared under the supervision of a certified nutritionist. There is also a robust program of recreational and social activities designed to complement a wide range of lifestyles, interests and preferences.
For patients and residents in need of rehabilitation and specialized services, their award-winning Regency Rehab ™ staff utilizes the latest therapies and treatment modalities. Together with their dedicated, state-of-the-art equipped facilities, they work to ensure optimum recovery and the return to the highest degree of independence and quality of life possible.
Regency Heritage is convenient to major highways and easily accessible by both private and public transportation. Five of New Jersey’s finest hospitals are also located right in our area: St. Peter’s Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center, Princeton Medical Center, Somerset Medical Center and JFK Hospital.