Letter from George Mervine

- Forest Hill Administrator

Life is full of surprises.

Sometimes those surprises are the least expected – an unforeseen change in the health and well being of an elderly loved one, a spouse, a friend, or even yourself. During times like this you need to rely on the compassion and experience of professionals, to help guide you through a difficult time for you and your loved one.

Forest Hill Healthcare Center has helped provide such compassion and care to residents of Newark and the surrounding communities for over 20 years. Our center is a New Jersey Licensed Skilled Nursing facility providing both short-term stay post-acute care services and long-term care custodial services. Our experienced staff of RNs, LPNs, CNAs, and therapists engages with every patient and family member from admission through discharge, so there won’t be any surprises during your stay with us!

The only things that may surprise you are the cleanliness of our center, the delicious and hearty meals we serve throughout the day, and the warmth and kindness of our staff; from our housekeepers, to our dietary staff, to our social workers and administrative staff! We are all here to help you and your loved one get better as fast as you can, so you can return to your home as quickly as possible!

Most surprises are happier times in our lives, but when you experience an unexpected illness or injury, don’t let your recovery be full of more unpleasant surprises. Call Forest Hill and let our caring and compassionate staff help you to eliminate your anxiety and ease your path to recovery.

- George Mervine, LHNA

Meet our team:

Want to learn more about a specific department at Forest Hill?

Call the facility’s main line at (973) 482-5000 and ask to speak to the department head.

Business office hours: 8:30am-5:30pm

  • George Mervine
    LNHA, Administrator
 
  • Sue Suria, BSN
    Director of Nursing
  • Amrita Pillay, CSW
    Director of Social Services
  • Joann Medina, CDM
    Director of Dietary Services
  • Wendell Smith
    Assistant Director of Dietary
  • Joey Batilaran, RN
    Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Cordelia K. Banks, PTA
    Director of Rehabilitation
  • Abdul Jafiq, PTA
    Director of Rehabilitation
  • Dianne Hunte
    Director of Recreation
  • Stella Dyer, ADPC
    Director of Recreation
  • Norma Herrera
    Director of Admissions
  • Kecia Dickens
    Business Office Manager
  • Danette Saile
    Business Office Manager