50th Successful COVID-19 Recovery at Glengariff

Glengariff Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center was proud to share with the local community their 50th successful COVID-19 discharge from the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center by hosting a memorable car parade.

The 50th successful discharge was of Valentin Ionescu, wife of Galina Ionescu, who has been a Physical Therapist Assistant at Glengariff for the past 15 years.

Valentin Ionescu, the 50th successful discharge, shared, “My wife came at the start and end of her shift each day, but in between her visits, the team made me feel so supported. The reason I am able to walk out [today]? Because I followed the plan of the team and was determined to complete it.”

Galina Ionescu shared that the Glengariff community is a family, and she knew bringing her husband to recover at Glengariff was the best place for him. “To see him now, I’m so happy. My co-workers are so helpful; it’s unbelievable. We both trust the staff and know the therapy is good. Everything and everyone is helpful; it’s about moral support. Everyone at Glengariff treats you like family, it’s so important.”

“This celebration is a culmination of our team members’ unwavering dedication and commitment to our patients and residents’ care and well being,” began Simon Fuerst, Administrator of Glengariff. “Over the last several months, the team at Glengariff worked night and day to ensure the highest levels of care and well being during this pandemic. Being able to celebrate our 50th COVID-19 recovery is a testament to what the team at Glengariff can accomplish when challenges are thrown their way. We are all so proud of this patient discharging home, and of course, the 49 others prior who have won the battle and fight against COVID-19; we feel privileged to have a part in their respective recoveries.”

The Ionescu’s celebrated Valentin’s successful discharge in style- with a car parade at Glengariff, Valentin donning a number 50 jersey with his name on it from CareRite Centers’ partner, The Brooklyn Nets, as he exited the building!

Members of Glen Cove and the surrounding communities met at the Pratt Pavilion parking circle at Glengariff on Friday, May 22nd, cheering, honking their horns, and celebrating Valentin’s successful recovery, as well as the 50th successful COVID-19 recovery from Glengariff Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center!

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