Expands Therapies to Enhance Treatment of Patients in the Community

Bronx, NY, October 26, 2022 – Burke Rehabilitation announced the expansion of its therapy services with the opening of a new site at 1250 Waters Place at Simone Development Companies’ Hutchinson Metro Center in the Bronx. Burke held a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 18 to mark the relocation and expansion of services previously provided at 2826 Westchester Avenue, another Simone Development property, where Burke had been a tenant since 2007.

Attending the ribbon cutting were Dr. Philip Ozuah, Montefiore President and CEO, and elected officials representing the Bronx, including NYS Assembly member Michael Benedetto and NYC Council member Marjorie Velazquez. Scott Edelman, Burke’s Interim Executive Director, and Dr. Mooyeon Oh-Park, SVP and Chief Medical Officer of Burke, were joined by Montefiore physicians, Burke leadership, and therapists to celebrate the opening.

The new facility more than doubles the size of Burke’s former location and provides over 5,000 square feet of brightly lit and open space, outfitted with the latest technologies. Ample patient parking is available. The facility offers five private treatment rooms, including a designated occupational therapy area. In addition to physical and occupational therapy, the site provides speech and swallowing therapy. The new long-term lease brings Burke Rehabilitation to more than 13,000 square feet on the 6th and 10th floors of the Hutchinson Metro Center’s Tower 1.

“The new therapy space at Hutch Metro will allow us to continue to provide excellent multidisciplinary rehabilitative care in a more spacious and comfortable environment,” said Site Supervisor Jonathan Mroz. “We have added several new pieces of equipment which will be utilized in providing rehabilitation for our growing number of neurologically involved patients. This new location will allow Burke to better serve the rehabilitative needs of the Bronx community by providing access to the same exceptional level of care available at our flagship outpatient location in White Plains.”

Some additional features include:

  • Two oversized hi-low treatment tables
  • Body weight support track system to be used for ambulation, balance, and transfer activities
  • Two sets of high-low parallel bars for balance and gait training activities
  • BITS balance system
  • RT Xcite – a device that utilizes mild electrical stimulation to engage atrophied muscles

“We are thankful to Burke Rehabilitation for their continued trust in the relationship with Simone Development at the Hutchinson Metro Center and beyond,” said Joseph Simone, president of Simone Development Companies. “The property’s convenient location and Class A amenities make the campus a highly sought-after destination for some of the region’s leading medical, office, educational and retail tenants.”

Tower One at 1250 Waters Place is part of Simone’s Hutchinson Metro Center and offers prime office and retail space, including amenities ranging from fitness and conference centers to abundant free and valet parking and 24/7 security. In addition to Burke Rehabilitation, the Hutchinson Metro Center is home to various medical offices including Montefiore Medical Center, Affinity Health Plan, and NY Presbyterian Medical Group, to name a few.

Burke Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit healthcare organization devoted solely to acute physical rehabilitation. Its main campus is located in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it has been a member of the Montefiore Health System since 2016. Burke operates the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult and adolescent rehabilitation medicine. Burke also offers therapeutic care in locations throughout Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, and the Bronx for those who have experienced injuries, surgery, or chronic conditions, from the simple to the very complex. For additional information, visit www.burke.org  or to schedule an appointment at Burke Hutch Metro 6, call (718) 515-2400.