David Gross, LNHA - Rgency Nursing Centers Founder and President
Press Release for immediate distribution: January 2021
On behalf of our Founder and President, David Gross, the extended Gross family, and the entire Regency family, we are excited to have commenced with vaccinating our residents at each of our Regency facilities this month!
We were especially privileged to share our vaccination launch with all of you.
With all our heart, we thank you for celebrating this milestone with us. We have always cherished our friendship and remain deeply grateful for your continued partnership and support of our work and our efforts.
It is through your own local leadership and efforts that events like these are made possible.
We find ourselves at the dawn of a new year; a year that is already full of hope and promise for brighter days ahead.
2020 has been a year like no other in recent memory.
The worldwide pandemic known as the coronavirus, has tested our planet to the extreme. Collectively, we have lost hundreds of thousands to this deadly disease. Personally, we all know somebody close to us who succumbed to Covid-19.
The pain of such loss is indescribable, especially when too many have perished alone and afraid, without the comfort of their loved ones to surround them in their final moments.
But nowhere has the pandemic been more impactful and more acutely felt than in the skilled nursing industry where we care for the most vulnerable of our population, our senior citizens.
From the very onset of the pandemic, nursing homes and their residents suffered the full brunt of an unforgiving disease, misguided directives from top levels of government and an unrelenting media more invested in salacious soundbites than truth and fairness in reporting.
Through it all, our heroic healthcare workers stepped up to the challenge to care for their patients and residents with singular dedication and compassion. When everyone else was self-isolating, these ‘heroes in hazmats’ were placing themselves in the eye of the storm to do God’s work.
When fingers were being unfairly pointed in their direction to castigate and scapegoat, they remained focused and driven to heal the sick without regard for themselves.
At Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, we stand in awe of our own heroic staff for their incredible acts of self-sacrifice.
You all embody the spirit and resilience of the human spirit. Your selflessness, compassion and dedication to our residents is a source of endless inspiration to us and to our grateful families.
It is through your efforts that we remain the only 5-star healthcare system in the entire state, even during a global pandemic!
We would like to take this moment to thank our local designated partner pharmacies, for working with us in the days and weeks ahead to vaccinate our residents and the members of our community.
We look forward to collaborating with you on this ‘miracle’ project!
We would like to thank the members of our communities, beginning with our local enforcement agencies right on down to each of our friends and neighbors.
The late Coretta Scott King once famously said; “the greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”
Indeed, truer words were never spoken.
We are truly proud to be part of the Dover, Somerset and Wayne NJ communities.
The members of our communities contributed to our efforts in the most creative and heartfelt ways.
From your homemade masks, to face-shields rendered on 3-d printers, to your food contributions for our staff and local agencies, to custom ski-masks for our staff, you all stepped up to show tremendous compassion and friendship.
Each gift was, and is, incredibly meaningful and deeply touching.
We are humbled by your generosity and thank you for your friendship.
May God bless you all and here is to a fantastic 2021!