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St. Josephs Place

St. Joseph's Place

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Maintaining a Safe and Effective Care Environment

A safe and effective care environment is our highest priority, and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) hospitals and medical practices have undertaken necessary steps to protect our patients and workforce as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves.

Visitation Update:

Click Here to view our updated visitation guidance 

Exceptional Short and Long-Term Rehabilitation Expert, Compassionate Services

Close to Home Specialized Care You Can Trust

St. Josephs Place in Port Jervis, NY, is a 46-bed skilled nursing facility dedicated to the highest standard of healthcare excellence and meeting each resident’s needs with compassion and warmth.

Caregivers’ dignified, person-centered treatments are essential to a safe, speedy recovery. Through personalized care plans, the interdisciplinary team helps residents optimize independence. Quality care around the clock and long-term and short-term rehabilitation programs are hallmarks of St. Josephs Place. Families can rest assured knowing their loved one is benefiting from outstanding, customized, licensed and accredited care at St. Josephs Place.

A Safe Place to Call Home: Accredited and Award-Winning Care


Currently, St. Josephs Place received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which rates nursing homes nationwide that participate in Medicare or Medicaid. Nursing Home Compare, a resource on the Medicare website, gives each facility a rating between one and five stars. The ratings come from a combination of health inspections, staffing and quality of resident care measures at each specific nursing facility. CMS calculates a star rating for each of these three categories, along with an overall facility rating, with a five-star rating indicating a facility’s exemplary care and physical environment.

St. Josephs Place was awarded the 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report’s “high performance overall and high performance for short term rehabilitation” designations. U.S. News & World Report is a leading expert in the evaluation and rating of healthcare providers across the country. Over 15,000 nursing homes and rehabilitation centers nationwide were evaluated.

Only 15 percent of nursing homes earned the high performance designation. The results of the report were based on ratings from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, health inspections, nurse staffing and measures of medical quality of care and rehabilitation therapy.

St. Josephs Place was previously named a Top-Performing Nursing Home in New York State and achieved the top percentile in each quality initiative for three consecutive years through the New York State Department of Health. St. Josephs Place is the only skilled nursing facility to be awarded this distinction in Orange County. Additionally, The Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has honored St. Josephs Place with a five-star rating in overall quality and health inspection.

At St. Josephs Place, physicians with broad expertise in a variety of medical specialties collaborate with experienced Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants. All administer care with a respectful, gentle hand. The specialized rehabilitation team of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists are expert in geriatric, orthopaedic, neurological and cardiovascular therapies.

Comprehensive Services

  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Stroke care
  • Joint replacement recovery
  • Cardiopulmonary management
  • Post-surgical care
  • Pain management Wound and ostomy care
  • Diabetic education
  • Intravenous (IV) hydration and antibiotic therapies
  • Palliative care
  • Respiratory care
  • Post-amputation management
  • VitalStim therapy, a specialized treatment to aid swallowing
  • Electronic health records featuring personalized care plans
  • 24-hour skilled nursing care and supervision by licensed staff
  • Administration of medication
  • Nutritional care planning led by a registered dietitian nutritionist
  • Pastoral and spiritual support
  • Multi-denominational religious services
  • Person-centered dementia activity programs
  • Social, recreational and cultural programs provided through music, art, games, crafts, education, entertainment, exercise, outings and holiday celebrations
  • Respite care to provide caregivers with relief
  • Dental and podiatry services
  • Psychological, emotional and social services support
  • Discharge and Transitional Care Assistance
  • 24/7 physician and emergency care services available

Additional Amenities

  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • Flat-screen televisions complete with cable
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Beauty parlor
  • Therapeutic Sunporch and Healing Garden
  • Pet visits welcomed
  • Community involvement, including regular visits from service clubs, school groups, scouts and church groups

Spring Into Service Project:



Health Matters

As our loved ones age, their need for long term healthcare increases. The choices can be daunting – nursing home, assisted living facility or home care? Listen to an interview on WTBQ Radio’s weekly talk show, “Health Matters” with palliative care physician Sukhdeep Kaur, MD, and Crystal Cummings, System Director, Long Term Care Services, Bon Secours Charity Health System, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, about signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s and options available for you or your family.

Advancing Care

Making the Decision to Transition a Loved One to Long-Term Care


Provider rating report, January 2024

Billing information effective February 13, 2024

St Josephs Place is located on the first floor of Bon Secours Community Hospital.

Visitation Update:

Visitation for St. Joseph Place is aligned with current NYS DOH and CMS Visitation Guidance.  There are no restrictions to visitation however, visitors who are COVID-19 positive, currently meet the criteria for quarantine and/or have symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter the facility. Click here for more details on visitation.

Thermal Scanning

We are now using thermal scanning to check all approved visitors for fever. To protect the health and safety of our patients and our workforce, you must also protect your own health to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • WMCHealth protocols during this time require that all visitors are fever-free for at least 72 hours before entering the hospital.

While a fever is a symptom of COVID-19 – it can also be a symptom of many other illnesses. If you are concerned about your fever, please reach out directly to your primary care physician. We will continue to scan any approved visitors for fever. Once you are fever free for 72 hours and without symptoms of illness, you can return for screening, and then visitation after screening.

While visitor restrictions are in place there are other methods to facilitate communication:

  • Phone
  • Facetime
  • We are happy to work with your loved one on this.

Please read our Pandemic Emergency Plan (PEP).  Our PEP is available upon request.  

Hear From Our Residents 

Testimonial 1:  Beverly Roa

Beverly Roa, 75 

"I was at Bon Secours Community Hospital in the ICU because I could not walk without help and I could not talk.  I was transferred to St. Josephs Place so I could receive additional help and treatment.  They called for speech therapy while I was there and due to this helpful therapy and a new medication that was prescribed to me my voice/ability to talk came back.  This was a miracle for me.  The nursing staff at St. Josephs Place was instrumental in my recovery.  They would not let me just stay in my room, they helped me try new things and challenged me to improve.  Because of the patience and insistence of my physical therapist I was walking with the help of a walker (but on my own -- and without a wheel chair) within a week."  

"Every single member of the nursing staff, nursing aides, speech, physical and occupational therapists at St. Josephs Place are phenomenal." 

Contact Us & Address

Conveniently located within Bon Secours Community Hospital, on the first floor

160 East Main Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771

Michele Degennaro

Ellen Mastrelli, MSW


Application Procedure 

An application, along with a Patient Review Instrument (PRI) and Screening to determine eligibility are needed for admission.

To obtain more information about St Josephs Place's admission process, contact:

Michele Degennaro

Ellen Mastrelli, MSW

St Josephs Place accepts Medicare and New York State Medicaid. Other medical insurance carriers and private pay are welcome. St Josephs Place does not discriminate or permit discrimination against any employee, applicant, patient or resident on the grounds of age, race, color, relation, handicap, sex or national origin in any manner prohibited by the laws of the United States or of the State of New York.