Under new ownership, rehabilitation center offers personalized, professional care

NORWICH – The name isn’t the only thing that’s changed at the Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, formerly known as the Pearl and Everett Gilmour Health Care Facility, 88 Calvary Drive.



Since its changeover on January 1 – under new owners Alex Barth and Ephraim Zagelbaum – the center has hired its own therapeutic staff and continues to offer top-notch short-term and long-term rehabilitation and respite and palliative care, according to newly promoted Director of Marketing and Admissions Liza Newman.

In the past, the center had contracted out for therapeutic services, stated Newman. Now, with its newly-hired staff of five under Rehabilitation Director Mike Masse, the center can offer a one-on-one, more personalized service to its residents.

“I hand-picked this staff from people I’ve worked with in the past and our mission is to create the best short-term rehabilitation center in the area, that is our goal,” said Masse. “There is a huge need for it locally and that’s what brought me here.”


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