Photo of Dr. Jose Evangelista and Dr. Stella Evangelista (UST FMS Class of 1968) from the Maple Manor website. The article is an excerpt from their interview with WXYZ-TV Detroit, Channel 7.
Dr. Jose and Dr. Stella Evangelista’s family-owned Nursing Home Care Facility called Maple Manor in Novi, Oakland County, Michigan State in the United States of America is a COVID-19 free facility due to their proactive response towards the pandemic.
“We are a COVID free facility which is kind of hard to attain nowadays,” Dr. Stella mentioned. There are critical patients in the facility and they are COVID free.
The establishment implemented lockdown in the facility since March 10, 2020, and they have placed protocols early on to help their patients not catch the disease. The family-owned establishment required all patients and staff to wear masks around the facility. Each person treated is isolated and wore complete PPEs. Employees’ temperatures are taken daily. And anyone who feels sick is not to be admitted inside. The dining rooms are empty and there are no visitors allowed. All patients are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through Zoom or Skype.
Maple Manor Rehab Center is a 100-bed nursing facility with 70,000 square feet. It is family owned and operated. There is an Owner on-site every day. Maple Manor provides a continuum of care for senior citizens. It offers skilled nursing, sub-acute rehab therapy services, assisted living, and hospice care. It is located in Wayne, Michigan. Maple Manor Rehab Center has received numerous awards; the establishment has achieved the Medicare 5 Star Award and a long history of Perfect State Surveys with Zero Citations.
Dr. Jose and Dr. Stella Evangelista are husband and wife, and they personally run Maple Manor. The Evangelista’s are very hands-on and there is always an owner and a doctor on-site every day, ensuring the highest quality of care. Dr. Stella Evangelista is the Administrator and Medical Director. She has practiced medicine for 45 years and she formerly served on the State of Michigan Board of Medicine for seven years. Dr. Jose Evangelista is also a Medical Director. He has practiced medicine for 45 years. Dr. Jose is Board-certified in Cardiology and he formerly served as Chief of Staff for St. Mary’s Hospital. They have six successful children.