Mount Holly skilled nursing facility in Lumberton partners with Samaritan for new initiative

Mount Holly Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center recently launched a new, comprehensive Chronic Illness Support model, partnering with Samaritan Palliative Medical Partners to integrate palliative care, pastoral support and other services with its specialized clinical programming.

Located at 62 Richmond Ave. in Lumberton, the skilled nursing facility provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.

Mount Holly developed its patient-centric Chronic Illness Support program based on a platform introduced by Marquis Health Consulting Services, its administrative and consulting services provider.

“Mount Holly’s new program for chronically ill patients is truly a next-level model of care, and it is being supported by an excellent partner in Samaritan,” Marquis’ Kate Bauer, regional director of market development, said. “There is great value in providing a holistic focus on both physical and spiritual wellness for patients.”

The palliative care component of Mount Holly’s Chronic Illness Support program is administered by a trained team of doctors, nurses and specialists, and focuses on providing emotional and spiritual support to help relieve symptoms and stress. The goal is to enhance quality of life for patients and their loved ones.

“Samaritan is proud to partner with Mount Holly on this Chronic Illness Support initiative,” Samaritan Chief Medical Officer Dr. Stephen Goldfine said. “Samaritan has been focused on improving the quality of life of those in our care for over four decades. Our palliative care offerings enable us to provide an extra layer of expert, compassionate care at any stage for patients and their families. Our collaboration with the team at Mount Holly introduces a patient-centric partnership aimed to improve health outcomes, as well as reduce hospitalizations.”

The overall initiative supports Mount Holly’s specialty pulmonary care programming. It also weaves in disease-specific education and health coaching, multispecialist-led and -coordinated care, full time respiratory therapy, social services support and connections to community resources and life enrichment activities.