HEALTH CARE CENTER
“The care my child received through Arc Mercer’s Health Care Center was the best he has ever had. His doctor, unlike most doctors who have treated him, understood that a gentle, patient manner would help put him at ease during his examination. Not only that, they were able to provide for his medical health and behavioral health at a single location - remarkable.” - Testimonial from Althea Robinson
The Health Care Center Provides:
Our team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and counselors work in a coordinated system to ensure that our patients receive the support that they need. We partner with the professionals in our Residential, Behavioral, and Family Services units to bring a whole-patient approach to care.
Our Behavior Team consists of Board Certified Behavior Analysists (BCBA) and Behavior Specialists. BCBAs create individualized behavior support plans based on the needs of each individual to help them reach their highest possible level of achievement. Behavior Specialists who are also Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) carry out plans with the oversight of the BCBA. Behavior Specialists carry out the plans and oversee the direct care staff, implement interventions and train all those working with the consumer. Data is collected and analyzed for trends in progress of treatment.
Mental health services including psychiatric care and on-site individual, group, and family therapy. These services help present our consumers with new opportunities to develop the skills needed to express their wants, needs, and desires in a healthy, constructive manner.
Our nursing staff serve as Care Coordinators to facilitate communication between our residents' primary care physicians, specialists, mental health professionals, and the support system within The Arc Mercer. No aspect of our patients' lives is not considered essential to their well-being. Our coordinated treatment methods have resulted in outstanding outcomes including a dramatic decrease in emergency room visits and unscheduled hospitalizations for our patients. It has also led to decrease in the use of psychiatric medications as well as admissions to a crisis center. We provide care in a relaxed, comfortable environment which helps the patient feel at ease.
Meet Our Care Team
Pauline Park-Maxwell, APN, DNP
Pauline is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, and a Registered Nurse. She has spent her entire 20+ year career working with the intellectually and developmentally disabled population. Pauline is passionate about her work and is currently writing a book on how best to care for individuals with IDD.
The Arc Mercer Health Care Center is located at:
1542 Kuser Rd. #7
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Meet Our Team
Director of Clinic Operations
Andrea brings over 15 years of experience to the healthcare center. Driven by the operational efficiencies and providing the best care for the IDD community her goals are to expand the services available to the consumers we service. With a Bachelors from Temple University and an MBA from Holy Family University Andrea is able to analyze the program's needs and build an advanced service for the consumers.
Jennifer strives to help her patients be the best they can be everyday, She has been an administrator for over 20 years spanning across multiple states from Florida to New Jersey. Jennifer’s success comes from having a team that works together to exceed their goals of supporting every patient that is part of our Arc Family.
When she is not leading her team, Jennifer coaches youth cheerleading both in her community and at the all star level but loves to spend time with her husband Matt, daughters Amanda & Kate, sons Niko, Matt Jr & Nick along with mom Pat.
Insurance Coordinator / Assistant to the Practice Administrator
Kim is an enthusiastic and innovative professional with extensive experience in billing, coding, and receivables. Kim is passionate about the job that she does and taps into her knowledge as a CPC to develop, coordinate and manage the billing department at the Arc Healthcare Center. Kim is a Certified Professional Coder with over 35 years experience in billing multiple specialties including Cardiology, Oncology, and Endocrinology just to name a few. Kim believes in giving back to her community and non-profit organizations hold a special place in her heart.
Care Coordinator / Medical Assistant
Specializing in case management and situational assessment for those with intellectual/developmental and health disabilities, Karen comes with 6+ years of experience in the medical and College Board’s Services field. As the front line of the Healthcare Center, Karen helps manage and oversee the care provider team, communicating with caregivers and patient families, managing caregiver schedules, sustaining accurate documentation, maintaining compliance with legal requirements, guaranteeing treatment plans, and assisting our providers and therapist.
For More Information
Please contact The Health Care Center at 609.989.9211 or email HCC@arcmercer.org