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Runnells Specialized Hospital
Specialized Health Care for Seniors in New Jersey

RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital is staffed with qualified physicians and registered nurses 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Services include: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center, Nursing Care - providing Long or Short Term, and Hospice care, & Cornerstone Psychiatric Care.

Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County relocated in 1990 to a completely new, state-of-the-art facility. The 178,000 square foot building on Watchung Way in Berkeley Heights is situated on a 45-acre tract of land just north of the former site. It offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Watchung Mountains and is easily accessible from Routes 22, 24, and 78.

has a history of more than two decades of success. Headed by a physiatrist - a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation - Runnells Rehabilitation Center utilizes an interdisciplinary approach, providing short-term therapy to develop skills which will promote as high a degree of self-reliance as each individual can achieve. The twenty-five-bed unit offers therapy and social services to both inpatients and outpatients.

at Runnells is unique among nursing homes in that is staffed 24 hours-a-day by physicians and professional nurses. The medical team includes a geriatric nurse practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist, and professional social workers, who are on staff and attend daily to residents' needs. Occupational, physical and activities therapists design individualized programs for residents to strengthen interpersonal skills, build greater self-reliance and improve physical abilities. An active Resident Council provides a forum through which residents can express their concerns.

This unit also meets today's need for an integrated program which can serve patients who have recovered to a point where they no longer require the level of care offered in an acute care hospital and are not yet well enough to return home. Short-stay residents in Runnells enjoy all the benefits and amenities already in place at this specialized facility including a staff that prides itself in maintaining an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness combined with the highest quality of professional care.

is an intermediate psychiatric service, offers patients a rehabilitative environment and an integrated therapeutic approach including group and family therapy, social services and round-the-clock professional nursing care. This critical service offers a place where patients can recover from the stresses of mental and emotional problems while remaining close to home, facilitating family support programs.

Runnells Specialized Hospital is operated under the authority of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The hospital can be reached by calling (908) 771-5700.

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For more information, contact:

Runnells Specialized Hospital
40 Watchung Way
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Phone: 908-771-5700
Admissions Office: 908-771-5901
Community Relations: 908-771-5730
Email: Runnells Specialized Hospital

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