More than 40 years ago, Chairman Frank J. McGuire made an investment in our area by opening his first health care facility – Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca. This was followed by additional locations over the next two decades, including Autumn Woods in Michigan and 6 New York facilities, including: Autumn View in Hamburg, Brookhaven in East Patchogue, Garden Gate in Cheektowaga, Harris Hill in Williamsville, Northgate in North Tonawanda and Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca.
When Jim McGuire returned to his Buffalo roots and joined his father in the family business in 1996, they were on the precipice of a new era in health care. Technological advances during the mid-nineties enabled doctors to perform orthopedic and joint replacement surgeries more precisely and less invasively than ever before, giving patients more options for enhanced quality of life.
As a result, the need for high quality, short-term rehabilitation after surgery became a necessity to ensure proper healing before a patient could safely return home. In response, our company invested millions in the redevelopment and expansion of our programs and facilities, turning our traditional health care settings into state-of-the-art environments for intensive short-term rehabilitation. This gave patients the opportunity to receive rehab in facilities where the culture of quality and nursing care already existed, yet with less overhead and cost than a typical hospital stay.
Today, The McGuire Group defies the stereotypes of the nursing home industry, demonstrating that great things happen when a family-run organization has strong ties to the community and creates a supportive culture to give the patients and staff the resources they need. Over the years, our programs have grown in scope and complexity from 24-hour skilled nursing care to subacute & outpatient rehabilitation, secured memory care units, Journeys palliative care, hospice services and respite/short-term care for individuals seeking temporary options for a loved one.
Our facilities continuously receive outstanding rankings from the Federal and State Governments. We believe our ratings are a reflection of our commitment to invest in the quality of our business and the individuals who make it possible. Whether it’s creating opportunities for employee growth, developing patient care protocols or pioneering programs for broader levels of care, we’ve approached the process with an intrinsic commitment to high standards that have fostered a culture of quality over the last 40 years.
This culture of quality and internal growth at all levels is reflected in the professionalism of our employees and the outstanding services the residents and patients benefit from. We’re proud to offer nurse training programs for those wishing to advance their careers, as well as a program that trains more than 300 individuals each year to become certified nursing assistants.
We believe the true value of the business lies in the hands of the employees. In addition to a company-wide nursing staff that numbers more than 1,300, we employ more than 140 rehabilitation specialists including physical, occupational and speech therapists, as well as physical therapy assistants and certified occupational therapy aides. These individuals are part of a team that treats the more than 4,000 rehabilitation patients annually.
For the past forty years it has been, and will continue to be, our mission to be the first and best choice for our residents and patients. This philosophy is reflected in the actions of our staff, the outstanding government rankings we’ve attained and the quality of our programs. Our family of employees and residents are proud to be an integral part of the health care fabric in Western New York and Long Island.