Bishop McCarthy Residence expands



On Wednesday, June 30, joined by employees, residents, and city officials, Bishop McCarthy Residence in Vineland held a grand re-opening of its Vitality Rehab Center, upgraded with more beds and space.

Established in 1975, the residence provides long-term and sub-acute services. It is operated by the Diocese of Camden and administered by the Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy.

The new Rehab Center, part of a $2 million expansion project, will be able to treat 30 patients in addition to the 182 currently living there. Vitality Rehab will be able to aid those who need physical rehabilitation to overcome a stroke, orthopedic surgery or physical injury.

The expansion is “something that we have planned for a few years,” said Sister Lucia Maroor, administrator of Bishop McCarthy Residence.

The project also includes a dining area for patients; a meeting room; a gym; and 69 more parking spaces, which brings the total to 169.