Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Construction of new rehabilitation center in Moorestown underway

Moorestown, NJ – Burris Construction Company, a premier design-builder of post acute rehabilitation healthcare centers in the Northeast, has announced construction of its newest center, PowerBack Rehabilitation in Moorestown. Located on Marter Avenue, it will be the only Moorestown facility solely dedicated to post acute rehabilitation.

The design/build company’s innovative process of its post acute centers implements unique critical programming designed to include high end amenities, advanced rehabilitation and optimal medical care for the short-term patient journey from hospital to home. With a focus on the future of energy efficient buildings, the Moorestown center is the second Burris facility of its kind to introduce a net-zero energy initiative to New Jersey’s healthcare industry. This facility, due to open by the end of next year, as well as the PowerBack Rehabilitation at Voorhees’s projected opening later this year, is designed to produce almost as much energy as it consumes. This initiative is achieved through a combination of energy reduction and efficiency measures and on-site harvesting of renewable energy.

Each facility’s 124-private room, 87,000 square foot platform includes cutting edge technologies as LED lighting, solar arrays, rainwater collection for irrigation and toilet operation, geothermal heating/cooling, superior insulation and induction kitchen ovens. Its ventilation system uses variable-drive fans that are computer controlled based on CO2 building levels. Both facilities are operated by Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy providers.

“We very much appreciate our partnership with Burris Construction Company,” stated Paul D. Bach, Executive Vice President of Genesis HealthCare. “Their expertise enabled us to design a building with the optimal environment that best meets the needs of short stay guests transitioning from hospitals to a post acute care facility.” 

Burris is capitalizing on the national trend of placing rehabilitation centers in close proximity to hospitals and wellness centers. The Moorestown center’s close accessibility to the Virtua Health and Wellness Center is a component of the town’s burgeoning reputation as a medical nexus. ”We are getting a reputation for being a center for healthcare related businesses, making it an integral part of our town” stated Moorestown Mayor John Button. “In addition to getting an excellent facility for our town, it increases commercial ratables and creates jobs.  And it certainly strengthens the positive perception of Moorestown,” Button added.

Burris Construction Company is a design-build group headquartered in Moorestown, NJ. An industry leader since 1973, Burris maintains an outstanding history of construction and development throughout the Northeast. www.burrisconstructioncompany.com