Friday, May 16th, 2008

The Morris County Freeholders officially changed the name of the Morris View Nursing Home to the Morris View Healthcare Center during a brief ceremony May 16.

The facility’s name was changed to better reflect the many health care services Morris View offers.

“The perception remains that facilities like Morris View are only for older people and others who need long-term care,” Margaret Nordstrom, freeholder director, said. “In reality, however, that is no longer the case. Aging isn’t what it used to be, and Morris View’s population is getting younger.”

Morris View’s health care services range from short-term rehabilitation after a hospital stay to adult day care, Nordstrom said.

“Today, this wonderful facility is much more like Morris View Healthcare Center than Morris View Nursing Home,” Nordstrom said. “But, Morris View is still providing long-term care for those who need it.”

Nordstrom noted during Morris View’s history, which dates back to the early 19th century, it has been a Welfare House, an Alms House, a Tuberculosis Clinic, a shelter and a nursing home.

“Becoming a healthcare center is just one more example of how the outstanding health care and social services Morris View has provided and delivered over the years have been repeatedly adjusted to meet the complex and changing health care demands of our community,” she said.