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A. Holly Patterson Celebrates 60 Years of Compassionate Care in Nassau County

Nassau Health Care Corporation

A. Holly Patterson Celebrates 60 Years of Compassionate Care in Nassau County

East Meadow, N.Y., July 20, 2021 – A. Holly Patterson, a non-profit extended care facility operated by Nassau Health Care Corporation, celebrates 60 years providing compassionate long-term care to Nassau County’s residents this July. A. Holly Patterson provides full-service medical care, including long-term and sub-acute rehabilitation, wound and ventilator care, and hospice services to residents, including the un- or under-insured.

The A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility (AHP) is proud to celebrate their 60th anniversary this July. Since its founding in 1961, A. Holly Patterson has remained resolute in its mission to provide elderly, disabled, and long-term residents with compassionate, sound medical care. They have welcomed 11,233 residents since the center opened its doors. The non-profit facility staffs a team of on-site physicians, registered nurses, recreational therapists and social workers who support a culturally diverse resident population, including primarily uninsured or under-insured patients.

A. Holly Patterson’s facility offers a wide variety of services, including sub-acute rehabilitation for post-stroke, post-fracture, neuro-muscular disease, accident recovery, and generalized debility; long-term rehabilitation; wound care; IV therapy; dementia services; ventilator and respiratory care; HIV/AIDS care; hospice care, and on-site hemodialysis. Recently, they launched the Asian Long-Term Care Unit, which provides culturally informed care to Chinese, Korean, Bangladeshi and Indian residents. Patients at AHP receive continuous, holistic care from a team of medical professionals, including four full-time and two-part time physicians who practice on-site.

The 60th anniversary arrives on the heels of a particularly challenging year for both residents and staff. Nursing homes and extended care facilities are among the institutions most affected by COVID-19 due to the high risk of infection and serious illness among elderly and immunocompromised patients. A. Holly Patterson’s staff worked tirelessly to provide medical care and emotional support to residents who were entirely isolated from family and friends at the height of the pandemic on Long Island. For several months, physicians and nurses at the long-term care facility monitored residents around the clock.

Dr. Javida Rizvon, Medical Director at A. Holly Patterson, recalls her team’s immense resolution and unwavering commitment to residents’ mental and physical health. “Everyone really came together,” she explains. “We had staff Facetiming residents’ families from their own phones, even downloading new apps to communicate with families abroad in Korea and Canada.” Staff worked overtime to ensure patients were well-cared for and families were informed and at ease. Due to their highly specialized services, A. Holly Patterson was able to provide staff with necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the pandemic’s outset. Their superior response to patient and staff needs earned them a coveted title as one New York’s top nursing homes in Newsweek.

For all these reasons, the facility’s 60th anniversary is both a celebration of its history and an opportunity to honor the residents, staff, and families. From July 26th through July 30th, the facility will host special events, distribute awards, and provide gifts to celebrate the community’s health and resilience. Several dignitaries will be attending the week’s festivities, including County Executive Laura Curran; Village of Hempstead Mayor Waylyn Hobbs, Jr.; County Legislator Kevan Abrahams; Executive Director of Nassau County’s Office of Asian American Affairs, Farrah Mozawalla; Town of Hempstead Town Clerk Kate Murray; Town of Hempstead Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, and Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Donald Clavin, Jr.

As the facility passes this formidable milestone, Dr. Rizvon and her team are already planning for the future. They have welcomed more than a hundred new residents in the past year and debuted the Asian Long-Term Care Unit in March 2021.

A. Holly Patterson is currently accepting residents and visitation hours have resumed by appointment only. For more information on the facility, its services, or its staff, please call the Admissions Office at (516)-572-1510. Nassau Health Care Corporation congratulates the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility on 60 strong years of service to Nassau County. Bravo!


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