NYS Dept. of Health Appoints The Grand Healthcare System to Operate Two Buffalo Nursing Homes Immediately

Officials at The Grand Healthcare System today announced that the company has been appointed receiver of two failing Buffalo nursing homes, Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (1175 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209) and Emerald North Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, which is located at 1205 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209.


The New York State Department of Health made the decision effective as of today.


“The New York State Department of Health asked The Grand Healthcare System to use its expertise improving underperforming nursing homes to make these facilities the pride of Buffalo,” said Jeremy B. Strauss, CEO of The Grand Healthcare System. “That’s our company’s business model and we have successfully employed that model at countless other sites across the state.


“Our goal is to give these facilities the brightest future possible,” he said. “To do this, we must ensure that guests’ needs are being taken care of properly. That means evaluating and upgrading staffing levels and making any and all other changes necessary to ensure that we create an environment where exceptional clinical care is coupled with a luxury experience for our guests and their loved ones.”


Strauss said the facilities are important community resources to the City of Buffalo and that community support will be vital to their continued success.


“Over the past few days we have been working closely with local politicians, including Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, to gain their support,” he added. “Since `community’ is the cornerstone of these projects, we plan to change the name of Emerald North Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to Buffalo Community Healthcare Center effective immediately.”


The Grand Healthcare System is no stranger to western New York and in August purchased the 62-bed Batavia Health Care Center and renamed it The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia. The company operates additional nursing facilities in Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Genesee, Madison, Oneida, and Otsego counties, as well as the borough of Queens.


Founded in 2014, The Grand Healthcare System strives to be the preferred choice for rehab and recovery. It offers a full continuum of premium healthcare and specialty care services, including amputee therapy, bariatric rehabilitation, cardiac therapy, complex medical care programs, hip repair and joint replacement recovery programs, IV antibiotic therapy, medical nutrition therapy, and stroke rehabilitation.


In addition to receiving the highest level of clinical care, guests at The Grand Healthcare System properties have access to a suite of hospitality features such as a personalized menu, concierge service, courtesy shuttle service, and an iPad program to communicate with family members and loved ones at any time of the day or night.


For more information about The Grand Healthcare System, please call (718) 215-6000 or visit TheGrandHealthcare.com.