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[box type=”default” size=”large”] Cites ‘excellent care’ provided to her sister [/box]Dr. Joycelyn Elders, who was the surgeon general of the United States during the administration of former President Bill Clinton, visited last August 30 the Maple Manor Rehab Center (MMRC) in Wayne to thank the center’s management and staff for the “excellent care” they provided to her sister, Beryl Watson.

Elders, who is the 15th surgeon general of the US, aired her gratitude to the staff in an impromptu speech.

She recalled the condition of her sister before she underwent rehabilitation at MMRC. She said, “Four months ago, my sister could hardly speak my name, could not stand, couldn’t feed herself, and now she is home and independent.”

She also said, “What I appreciate most is that she always felt that there was always someone at Maple Manor who lifted her up, who pushed her.”

She added that “if every Rehab Center is this country will provide the kind of care you provided my sister, then you make the country proud that you made a difference in people’s lives. Keep up the good work.”

MMRC is a first-class rehab facility rated “Five Star” by Medicare. It is owned and managed by the family of Doctors Jose and Stella Evangelista.