Bethel Homes and Services has announced that Mr. Edward P. Grano, PT, has been named the organization’s Corporate Director of Rehabilitation to oversee resident therapy on its Croton-on-Hudson, Ossining and Valhalla campuses.
Says Ms. Goldstein, Bethel’s CEO, “We are pleased to have Mr. Grano join our team and bring his level of expertise to the Bethel community. His hands-on practical application of therapeutic skills, innovative program development and successful administrative oversight in a number of healthcare settings will most certainly benefit our rehabilitation department and strengthen our continuum as a whole.”
Mr. Grano has held leadership positions in both acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care facilities, as well as having had oversight of orthopedic specialty group and sports medicine therapy programs. “I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to Bethel and sharing it with the residents and staff on each of the campuses,” says Mr. Grano.
Having begun his career at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains as a physical therapist before becoming Director of Rehabilitation Services at one of Burke’s affiliated skilled nursing facilities, Mr. Grano’s most recent position was at Field Home in Yorktown where he served as Director of Rehabilitation for 10 years.
His approach as Director of Rehabilitation is always patient-centered and he guides his staff to follow the same model to ensure each resident’s individual needs are understood and factored into every moment of treatment. “If a staff member is finding challenges with a resident, we first work to learn what barriers exist that may not be outwardly apparent. These could be physical, of course, but often there is a psycho-emotional component that can never be underestimated. Listening, tactful conversation and positive, per-sonal energy can be powerful problem-solving skills to help residents navigate those obstacles that create fear, doubt and even the loss of hope that may be experienced when needing rehabilitation,” says Mr. Grano.
He continues, “My focus on hiring and developing clinicians with these abilities are what make this program truly unique. It only takes a few moments in one of our clinics to feel and understand this intangible feature of our programs.”
In addition to his onsite clinical responsibilities, Mr. Grano will undertake community outreach as well. “I plan on helping to further brand Bethel Homes as a quality rehabilitation center and increase our service area by networking with area phy-sicians, professional referral sources and healthcare providers,” he says.
Says Ms. Goldstein, “We look forward to the community partnerships and awareness which his efforts will provide and especially pleased that our residents will be the ultimate beneficiaries of Mr. Grano’s addition to the Bethel community.”