Bent Philipson in the Press
Bent Philipson has a proven track record guiding skilled nursing facilities across the country to provide nursing and rehabilitation care to those who need it most. He writes extensively on nursing home care, advancements in rehabilitation technology, and changes in the healthcare landscape, and his work has been featured in publications such as McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, SCORE, Healthcare Business Today, and Thrive Global.
Medium, October 28, 2020
The Children’s Center at The Phoenix has one mission: to provide individualized pediatric medical and rehabilitation services that respect the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each child that enters into their care. World-class treatment options, cutting-edge technology, physicians at the forefront of pediatric research and care, and nurses that go above and beyond for their patients are all part of what makes the Phoenix Center the most trusted facility in the New Jersey area.
Tapinto.net, October 8, 2020
Pathways Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, part of the Philosophy Care network of facilities, celebrated its 31st anniversary this year with construction crews wrapping up the facility’s head-to-toe building renovations, which started back in the fall of 2017.
Bent Philipson, Pathways’ owner and Philosophy Care’s Founder, and Jeff Ruso, Pathways’ administrator, initiated these renovations to accommodate an underserved population of ventilator patients in the Capital Region. The 112-bed skilled nursing facility located in Niskayuna added an additional 16 adult certified ventilator beds to their building, bringing the total from eight to 24. In order to account for this increase, they renovated multiple office spaces and therapy rooms and transitioned all of their semi-private rooms into private rooms.
IdeaMensch, September 22, 2020
Bent Philipson is the founder of Philosophy Care, a consulting firm providing a range of services to skilled nursing facilities throughout New York and New Jersey. Philipson has over thirty years of experience working as a healthcare entrepreneur and executive. What started with just one small nursing home in Great Neck, New York, has quickly become one of the premier nursing and rehab consulting organizations under Philipson’s leadership.
Thrive Global, August 21, 2020
There is no shortage of advice when it comes to helping companies become more innovative. Innovation is what breaks the constraints of outdated methods and can transform entire industries. The problem is that a majority of these opinions are anecdotal and what works for one organization might not work for another, especially if you are crossing over industries.
But there is one piece of advice that is rooted in facts. Diversity in an organization’s leadership will engender innovation and drive better financial performance. Now, this isn’t breaking news. A 2016 report found that a more diverse representation in senior management will lead to greater profits. In 2018, another study confirmed the same findings. And so on.
SCORE, June 26, 2020
Healthcare is one of the most rapidly evolving industries, and for good reason. While stagnancy within any other industry may curtail a company’s competitive advantage, stagnancy within the healthcare sector can be life changing. It compromises our ability to provide the highest level of care to patients in need.
In order to do right by our patients, the healthcare system must continue to evolve. And while this transformation is necessary, it also poses certain challenges to our existing infrastructure.
McKnights Long-term Care News, June 8, 2020
Imagine that you’re an elderly diabetic patient in your early 80s. Today you’re having a routine checkup with your doctor just to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. But instead of going to a doctor’s office, you simply log on to your computer for a brief consultation.
With just a few clicks, your doctor uploads all the data from your wearable device so they can take a look at your blood glucose levels and vital signs. Your appointment is over in a matter of minutes. You didn’t have to find transportation to the doctor’s office, nor did you have to schedule your entire day around the appointment. In fact, all you had to do was open your computer for a routine checkup.
This may sound like a futuristic scene out of a sci-fi movie, but cloud-based technology has made this a present-day reality for seniors.
Healthcare Business Today, April 28, 2020
Healthcare staff education can literally be a life-saver, but it’s an initiative that often gets far less attention than it deserves. Unfortunately that lack of education is to the entire industry’s detriment: preventable medical errors are now a serious public health problem in the United States and contribute substantially to rising healthcare costs, among other issues.
Is it any wonder, really? Medical advancements, technologies and guidelines change at a rapid pace and can significantly alter the way care is provided. If healthcare workers are not in the loop and trained sufficiently, how can we expect them to adapt to a changing landscape and provide the most effective care?
Patch, April 13, 2020
On Easter Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo made a visit to Pathways Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to thank them for their “incredibly beautiful, generous” donation of 35 lifesaving ventilators to New York hospitals.
The unsolicited donation came as a gesture of goodwill after Cuomo warned that hospitals, in their current state, wouldn’t be equipped to handle the number of COVID-19 cases that New York was anticipating in the early days of the pandemic. Officials predicted New York would need 140,000 hospital beds and 40,000 intensive care units with ventilators.