JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Ann's Home and Cusack Care Center are uniting under Peace Care, Inc. (Peace Care), a new not for profit corporation sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Under this new organization, Peace Care, Inc. will allow both facilities continue to deliver the highest quality of skilled nursing and sub-acute care to residents, patients and community they have served for a combined over 230 years. By bringing efficiencies to administrative and business processes, Peace Care, will allow St. Ann's Home and Cusack Care Center to be more responsive to an ever-dynamic and changing healthcare environment, thereby enabling both locations to fulfill their missions as outlined by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.
St. Ann's Home shall henceforth be known as "Peace Care St. Ann's," while Cusack Care Center will be known as "Peace Care St. Joseph's." The decision to rename Cusack Care Center to Peace Care St. Joseph's allows Peace Care to promote the critical mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace while recognizing the legacy of Cusack Care Center's original name, St. Joseph's Home for the Blind. United under Peace Care, Peace Care St. Ann's and Peace Care St. Joseph's now become the largest not for profit Catholic skilled nursing system in Hudson County with over 400 employees. "Building on the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, Peace Care will lead the way in delivering extraordinary care to all those who walk through our doors," said George Popko, Chief Executive Officer of Peace Care. " Janet Merly-Liranzo will continue to serve as Peace Care St. Ann's Administrator. Tom Sheehy will continue to lead Peace Care St. Joseph's as Administrator," said Mr. Popko. The name change and rebranding also positively reflects the wide range of services that each facility offers. "Peace Care St. Ann's and Peace Care St. Joseph's offer remarkable services including post acute care, outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapies, adult medical day care, residential care, and more. We want to make sure that our new identity continues to build on the breadth and depth of commitment to the people we serve," said Sr. Lucille Durso of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. "The formation of Peace Care is a proactive initiative to allow Peace Care St. Ann's and Peace Care St. Joseph's to thrive and continue their respective missions of care and service to the community," said Mr. Michael D'Agnes, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Peace Care.