Maywood, NJ – The former Maywood Center for Health and Rehabilitation, located at 100 W. Magnolia Avenue, is now Atlas Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Maywood.

New Jersey-based Atlas Healthcare, a leading provider of long-term care, clinical services and rehabilitation care, has purchased the 120-bed short-term subacute rehabilitation and long-term care facility. Built and opened in 2007, the facility is the only one of its kind in the township.

Atlas’ co-founders and managing partners Phil Bak and Sam Goldberger also own and operate three South Jersey facilities, one of which offers the largest ventilator unit in the state. Since 2013, they have a proven track record of transforming underperforming nursing homes into “above average quality” Five-Star facilities, as recognized by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System.

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“As experienced owner-operators we are committed to the delivery of highly individualized, client-centered care and providing the best possible experience to those we serve and the families who entrust their loved ones to us,” said Bak. “We employ a hands-on management approach, and we strive for excellence in all that we do.”

“We are aware of the wonderful reputation the Maywood facility has earned throughout the greater-Bergen County area,” said Goldberger. “We look forward to growing that reputation by building relationships in the local community and advancing the clinical capabilities of the facility.”

The new owner-operators have hired experienced Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) Eli Finkelstein to oversee the day-to-day operations. Finkelstein is committed to deliver high-quality care and rehabilitation services that yield the best outcomes for those in their care.

Finkelstein previously served as administrator of Autumn Lake Healthcare at Oceanview in Cape May County, which under his leadership earned and maintained a Five Star CMS rating and consistently met or exceeded rigorous state and federal regulatory standards for long term care providers.

“I enjoy engaging with residents and families and am committed to working closely with our dedicated staff and providing the resources they need to do their jobs well,” said Finkelstein. “Our management team also understands that the pandemic is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and we are committed to protecting our residents while keeping their families informed.”

Atlas Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center’s highly skilled clinical staff includes a full-time nurse practitioner and a full-time registered nurse, who is trained in infection prevention and control. Also, onsite are a pulmonologist and a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, who treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the respiratory system, brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. The Center offers highly specialized services, including bariatric care, wound care, and tracheostomy care.

Atlas’ newly appointed medical director Dr. Stefanos Pantagis, is an experienced geriatrics and longevity treatment specialist who has been on the Centers’ staff since 2012. Pantagis is board certified in family medicine geriatrics and pain palliative care and is affiliated with several Bergen County hospitals. He also serves as an assistant professor of family medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

“As the only facility of its kind in the borough, Atlas Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Maywood provides a valuable service to our community,” said Pantagis. “I look forward to working closely with Atlas management team members, who are committed to providing superior specialized care for their residents.”

For more information on Atlas Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Maywood, call 201-843-8411 or visit

Photo Attached: Atlas Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Maywood’s experienced leadership team includes Administrator Eli Finkelstein, LHNA; Medical Director Dr. Stefanos Pantagis, MD; Co-founder-Managing Partner Sam Goldberger; Director of Marketing and Community Relations Eileen Bamrick; and Co-founder-Managing Partner Phil Bak.