PPH celebrates 20th anniversary of rehab center

Since 1998, PPH has cared for more than 3,700 skilled nursing residents.

Decades of dedication: The Philadelphia Protestant Home celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Pathways Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center during a ceremony on May 10. Source: Philadelphia Protestant Home

The Philadelphia Protestant Home last week celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Pathways Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

The May 10 ceremony featured a keynote address by former City Councilwoman Marian Tasco and a family testimonial from PPH board member William Gross. Pathways nursing and recreation therapy staff and residents also created a time capsule to commemorate the event and look ahead to 20 more years of excellence.

The afternoon also included light refreshments, tours, an appearance by state Sen. Tina Tartaglione and educational posters featuring facts about the history and future of Pathways.

“We opened the doors to Pathways in 1998 with tremendous pride and vision for its future, but we never could have predicted just how profound of an impact we would make in the lives of so many families,” said Anthony Manzo, PPH president and CEO.

In 1998, when Pathways opened its doors, Manzo served as nursing home administrator.

In the two decades since its opening, Pathways has consistently earned and received recognition both by U.S. News & World Report as being among the Best Nursing Homes in the nation and the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a Five-Star rated healthcare center.

Since 1998, PPH has cared for more than 3,700 skilled nursing residents and provided over 920,000 days of care to skilled nursing and rehabilitation residents and community members combined. ••