Collage Rehabilitation Partners Appoints Shannon Swick to Chief Executive Officer

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EFFECTIVE DATE: October 17, 2022
Family Visitation Guidelines for Residential Programs for All Collage Rehabilitation Partners (Learning Services, ReMed, Tree of Life)

Collage has implemented guidelines in order to adhere to all CDC, CMS and DOH (Department of Health) guidelines regarding visitation, as restrictions are lifted for those living in congregate care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CDC, CMS, and DOH list the following considerations for visitation as restrictions are being relaxed:

  • Screening visitors before they enter a program, including
    • Checking visitors’ temperatures
    • Questioning them about symptoms and potential exposure
    • Observing them for any symptoms or signs of infection

INDOOR & OUTDOOR VISIT GUIDELINES

  • Visitors will be asked to show proof of full vaccination (vaccination card) or Negative COVID test result (24 hrs. before visit for rapid; 48 hrs. before visit for PCR). Providing a negative rapid test or PCR test result is the responsibility of the family member/visitor.
  • Showing proof of vaccination or a negative test result is not required in order for the visit to occur, but is requested in an effort to maintain a healthy and safe residential environment for all clients.

SCHEDULING VISITS

  • Scheduling the visit with the RCM/CM is requested to ensure that the client will be available during the visit time and that the visit does not interfere with therapies, medical appointments or community activities.
  • Visiting hours have returned to normal times that include weekdays and weekends (please ask for the visiting hours for your loved one’s program).
  • The number of visitors is determined by the location of the visit (i.e. client bedroom avg. 1-4 ppl; visitation area avg. 2-6 ppl).
  • Length of visit is no longer restricted to 1- 2 hours; however, the program can request that extended visits (over 5 hrs.) be limited so as not to interfere with provision of the client’s treatment plan or operations of the program in regards to other clients.

STRUCTURE OF VISITS

  • Visits will be held outside in designated areas whenever the weather allows. If the weather does not permit, the visit will be held in the client room, or a designated space within the residence.  Indoor visits can also be arranged at any time at the request of the client, family, or visitor. You will be escorted by staff to the visitation area, and you should avoid contact/interaction with other clients.
  • During visits masks are optional once in the designated visitation location (i.e. client bedroom or visitation area). Also, close contact is permitted during visits (hugs, kiss, and closer than 6 ft.)
  • The program is able to provide you with masks if you do not have one.
  • Gifts for the client are allowed to be brought into the visiting area and given to the client directly.

BEFORE THE VISIT

  • Staff will take visitors’ temperature on arrival, and record this on the Client Visitor Sign-in Log.
  • You will be asked to complete all other questions/sections on the Client Visitor Sign-in Log.
  • If there are any positive responses regarding symptoms or exposures, or body temperature is over 100.4, the staff will request to reschedule the visit.
  • Visitors will be asked to utilized hand sanitizer before meeting with the client.

AFTER THE VISIT

  • Visitors will be offered hand sanitizer after meeting with the client.

Designated staff will clean the visitation area with approved disinfecting cleaners.  The cleaning will include seats, commonly touched surfaces, etc.

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/28/2022

Collage Rehabilitation Partners Appoints Shannon Swick to Chief Executive Officer
Swick will transition immediately from Chief Development Officer to Chief Executive Officer

 

Paoli, PA. June 28, 2022. Collage Rehabilitation Partners announced that Shannon Swick has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Shannon has served as Chief Development Officer of Collage Rehabilitation Partners since July of 2020 when ReMed and Learning Services merged, forming a national continuum of post-acute services, now in 11 states. In addition to overseeing the organization’s admissions, marketing, and sales functions, she developed Collage Home & Community Rehabilitation in Texas and Southern California. Swick has played and integral role in the successful acquisitions of the former Restore program in Georgia and Tree of Life in Virginia, working on all aspects of both acquisitions. 

Shannon has over 30 years of experience in the post-acute brain injury industry in the areas of development, marketing, sales and operations. She enjoys working with teams to make things happen and her extensive background helps her view and assess things from all angles. 

She is dedicated to the highest level of clinical integrity for the people we serve. She is a known leader in the industry through involvement and leadership with FABR, NeuroNet, speaking at industry conferences and publishing journal articles related to outcomes in brain injury. Shannon has a passion for business development, high level outcomes, operational alignment and financial integrity, making her a natural fit for the role of CEO. 

Collage Chairman, David Barrass will work closely with Shannon to ensure a efficient and effective transition into her new role. “I am excited to have Shannon transition to the CEO position,” said David Barrass, Collage Chairman. “Her leadership over the past two years and her enthusiasm for and attention to accomplishing our clinical, development and growth goals have been crucial to our success during a volatile time in the healthcare industry.” 

 

Media Contact:
Ann Pereira-Ogan
Director of Marketing and Communications
ann.pereiraogan@collagerehab.com
215-518-9913

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/5/2022
Collage Rehabilitation Partners Expands to Virginia

Tree of Life becomes a Collage Rehabilitation Partner

 

Collage Rehabilitation Partners welcomes Tree of Life, located in Richmond, Virginia, to their continuum. This 28-bed program, nationally known for their clinical expertise, will expand Collage’s geographic footprint into the state of Virginia, offering Active Neurorehabilitation and Supported Living Services. The executive and management teams will be working closely with the Tree of Life team to ensure a smooth transition and a continuation of the high-quality clinical services for individuals served and their families, and provide support to staff as moving forward as a Collage Rehabilitation Partner. The Tree of Life name will remain as a Collage Rehabilitation Partner.

Becoming part of the Collage continuum will allow Tree of Life management and staff to continue to focus on the provision of high-quality services to the individuals we serve, with additional support from Collage in terms of management infrastructure. We are delighted that Nathan Zasler, M.D., DAAPM&R, FAAPM&R, FACRM, BIM-C, CBIST will continue to work with Tree of Life, as the Medical Director, during the transition period and beyond allowing continuity for patients, families and other stakeholders.

“Tree of Life is nationally known for providing exceptional post-acute programming. Adding them to the Collage continuum is a natural fit based upon their mission and values as an organization,” says Shannon Swick, Collage’s Chief Development Officer. “We are excited to offer our long-time referral sources in that area a results-driven, post-acute option that is closer to home.”

Dr. Nathan Zasler, founder of Tree of Life says “I am proud that as I step down from my role as owner and CEO, I am secure in knowing that Collage is committed to continuing our 20+ year reputation of excellence in providing state of the art brain injury care.  Our staff, clients, families and referral sources can feel confident that Collage is driven to be the national leader in post-acute brain injury transitional and residential health care. I look forward to continuing to work with my staff and those at Collage as Medical Director of their Richmond program.”

 

Media Contact:
Ann Pereira-Ogan, Collage Rehabilitation Partners
ann.pereiraogan@collagerehab.com
Phone: 484-595-9300/215-518-9913

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/8/2021

Collage Rehabilitation Partners Expands Service Offerings in Georgia
Former Restore Health Group becomes part of Learning Services

 

Paoli, PA:  Learning Services, A Collage Rehabilitation Partner, welcomes the former Restore Health Group, located in the Atlanta, Georgia area, to their continuum. The program will assume the Learning Services brand name immediately. This 38-bed program, long known for their expertise with neurobehavioral patients, will expand current clinical capabilities in the state of Georgia, adding Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation and Supported Living Services. The Collage Executive and Learning Services Management teams will be working with the program’s leadership, to ensure a smooth transition for the clients and their families, and provide support to staff as they move forward under their new brand. Incorporating organizational best practices and policies will be a priority across all areas of the organization.

“Restore has been providing excellent clinical services for the most challenging brain injury survivors for a many years. Adding them to our Learning Services’ continuum in Georgia makes sense for us and provides the opportunity to offer our long-time referral sources a post-acute option that is closer to home for their clients and families,” says Shannon Swick, Collage’s Chief Development Officer. “We are excited about the opportunity to expand these solutions-focused services.”

Restore Health Group has a long-standing reputation for providing neurobehavioral treatment and supported living services for complex behavioral cases for over 25 years. Collage Rehabilitation Partners, ReMed and Learning Services are leaders and best in class providers in neurologic rehabilitation services. Our continued growth further enhances the quality of and access to care for the people we serve and their stakeholders.

 

Media Contact:
Ann Pereira-Ogan, Collage Rehabilitation Partners
ann.pereiraogan@collagerehab.com
Phone: 484-595-9300/215-518-9913

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/28/2022
Kelly Ramsey, MS, CCC-SLP Promoted to Vice President of Clinical Operations for Collage Home & Community Rehabilitation Partners

 

We are excited to announce the promotion of Kelly Ramsey, MS, CCC-SLP to Vice President of Collage Home & Community Rehabilitation Partners! Kelly will oversee clinical operations for our Home & Community programs which are located in Texas and Southern California.

Kelly has dedicated her career to providing meaningful therapy that makes a difference in the lives of her patients.  Kelly is a Speech Pathologist who graduated from Baylor University with an MS in Communication Disorders. She has worked in acute inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, acute care, and home and community settings. Her special interest lies in the home and community setting where therapists use activities that are integral to patients’ success , facilitating lasting outcomes in a familiar environment.

As a leader, Kelly puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform at a high level. She previously served in manager and director roles at both at TIRR Memorial Hospital as co-leader of the Brain Injury Program and at Rehab Without Walls as Executive Director. Kelly came to Collage Rehabilitation Partners as Program Director in our Texas programs in 2019.

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/28/2022

Collage Rehabilitation Partners Appoints Shannon Swick to Chief Executive Officer
Swick will transition immediately from Chief Development Officer to Chief Executive Officer

 

Paoli, PA. June 28, 2022. Collage Rehabilitation Partners announced that Shannon Swick has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Shannon has served as Chief Development Officer of Collage Rehabilitation Partners since July of 2020 when ReMed and Learning Services merged, forming a national continuum of post-acute services, now in 11 states. In addition to overseeing the organization’s admissions, marketing, and sales functions, she developed Collage Home & Community Rehabilitation in Texas and Southern California. Swick has played and integral role in the successful acquisitions of the former Restore program in Georgia and Tree of Life in Virginia, working on all aspects of both acquisitions. 

Shannon has over 30 years of experience in the post-acute brain injury industry in the areas of development, marketing, sales and operations. She enjoys working with teams to make things happen and her extensive background helps her view and assess things from all angles. 

She is dedicated to the highest level of clinical integrity for the people we serve. She is a known leader in the industry through involvement and leadership with FABR, NeuroNet, speaking at industry conferences and publishing journal articles related to outcomes in brain injury. Shannon has a passion for business development, high level outcomes, operational alignment and financial integrity, making her a natural fit for the role of CEO. 

Collage Chairman, David Barrass will work closely with Shannon to ensure a efficient and effective transition into her new role. “I am excited to have Shannon transition to the CEO position,” said David Barrass, Collage Chairman. “Her leadership over the past two years and her enthusiasm for and attention to accomplishing our clinical, development and growth goals have been crucial to our success during a volatile time in the healthcare industry.” 

 

Media Contact:
Ann Pereira-Ogan
Director of Marketing and Communications
ann.pereiraogan@collagerehab.com
215-518-9913

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/5/2022
Collage Rehabilitation Partners Expands to Virginia

Tree of Life becomes a Collage Rehabilitation Partner

 

Collage Rehabilitation Partners welcomes Tree of Life, located in Richmond, Virginia, to their continuum. This 28-bed program, nationally known for their clinical expertise, will expand Collage’s geographic footprint into the state of Virginia, offering Active Neurorehabilitation and Supported Living Services. The executive and management teams will be working closely with the Tree of Life team to ensure a smooth transition and a continuation of the high-quality clinical services for individuals served and their families, and provide support to staff as moving forward as a Collage Rehabilitation Partner. The Tree of Life name will remain as a Collage Rehabilitation Partner.

Becoming part of the Collage continuum will allow Tree of Life management and staff to continue to focus on the provision of high-quality services to the individuals we serve, with additional support from Collage in terms of management infrastructure. We are delighted that Nathan Zasler, M.D., DAAPM&R, FAAPM&R, FACRM, BIM-C, CBIST will continue to work with Tree of Life, as the Medical Director, during the transition period and beyond allowing continuity for patients, families and other stakeholders.

“Tree of Life is nationally known for providing exceptional post-acute programming. Adding them to the Collage continuum is a natural fit based upon their mission and values as an organization,” says Shannon Swick, Collage’s Chief Development Officer. “We are excited to offer our long-time referral sources in that area a results-driven, post-acute option that is closer to home.”

Dr. Nathan Zasler, founder of Tree of Life says “I am proud that as I step down from my role as owner and CEO, I am secure in knowing that Collage is committed to continuing our 20+ year reputation of excellence in providing state of the art brain injury care.  Our staff, clients, families and referral sources can feel confident that Collage is driven to be the national leader in post-acute brain injury transitional and residential health care. I look forward to continuing to work with my staff and those at Collage as Medical Director of their Richmond program.”

 

Media Contact:
Ann Pereira-Ogan, Collage Rehabilitation Partners
ann.pereiraogan@collagerehab.com
Phone: 484-595-9300/215-518-9913

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/8/2021

Collage Rehabilitation Partners Expands Service Offerings in Georgia
Former Restore Health Group becomes part of Learning Services

 

Paoli, PA:  Learning Services, A Collage Rehabilitation Partner, welcomes the former Restore Health Group, located in the Atlanta, Georgia area, to their continuum. The program will assume the Learning Services brand name immediately. This 38-bed program, long known for their expertise with neurobehavioral patients, will expand current clinical capabilities in the state of Georgia, adding Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation and Supported Living Services. The Collage Executive and Learning Services Management teams will be working with the program’s leadership, to ensure a smooth transition for the clients and their families, and provide support to staff as they move forward under their new brand. Incorporating organizational best practices and policies will be a priority across all areas of the organization.

“Restore has been providing excellent clinical services for the most challenging brain injury survivors for a many years. Adding them to our Learning Services’ continuum in Georgia makes sense for us and provides the opportunity to offer our long-time referral sources a post-acute option that is closer to home for their clients and families,” says Shannon Swick, Collage’s Chief Development Officer. “We are excited about the opportunity to expand these solutions-focused services.”

Restore Health Group has a long-standing reputation for providing neurobehavioral treatment and supported living services for complex behavioral cases for over 25 years. Collage Rehabilitation Partners, ReMed and Learning Services are leaders and best in class providers in neurologic rehabilitation services. Our continued growth further enhances the quality of and access to care for the people we serve and their stakeholders.

 

Media Contact:
Ann Pereira-Ogan, Collage Rehabilitation Partners
ann.pereiraogan@collagerehab.com
Phone: 484-595-9300/215-518-9913

 


 

We are pleased to announce that we have a company-wide vaccination plan and remain committed to keeping our staff and clients safe from the COVID-19 virus.