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New England Geriatrics Announces Expansion into Connecticut

WEST SPRINGFIELD — New England Geriatrics (NEG) announced an expansion of services into Connecticut with a new partnership with Masonicare. Starting on Dec. 1, NEG will provide services at Masonicare’s 29-bed geriatric-psychiatric inpatient unit, along with its 366-bed skilled-nursing facility and outpatient mental-health clinic, all on Masonicare’s 218-acre campus in Wallingford, Conn.

New England Geriatrics also announced its partnership with Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) and Manchester Memorial Hospital, with the grand opening of a new, 16-bed geriatric-psychiatric inpatient unit in Manchester, Conn.

Currently, NEG provides treatment to 12,500 patients monthly throughout 130 nursing homes and three inpatient gero-psychiatric units in Massachusetts. Now, the company has developed partnerships with ECHN and Masonicare to provide acute inpatient geriatric psychiatry services to elderly residents throughout Connecticut.

“Our mission is simply to enhance quality of life through an exceptional continuum of person-centered care. We will do that by providing an interdisciplinary team of qualified professionals who all believe that the patient is our first priority,” said Laurel Wood, regional program director for NEG’s Connecticut Inpatient Hospitalization Program.

The inpatient unit at Manchester Memorial Hospital is set to launch in the coming weeks.

“Our focus is to provide psychiatric care in a dignified and compassionate manner to our patients, and support to the community, families, and caregivers,” said Christen Maglio, who will serve as unit program director for the 16-bed unit in Manchester.

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