Message from the Director
I am very proud of the rehabilitative services that we offer at Capital Health. Every one of our patients is important to us, and we are committed to providing the best rehabilitation possible. Our therapists are highly trained at excellent universities and colleges and we all continue to attend courses and seminars regularly. We strive to stay abreast of the most current developments in our field, and we help to train physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology students from over 20 universities.
In addition, we truly love what we do and I think it shows. For the past five years, our patients have reported a satisfaction rate between 94% - 100% for the quality of our services, as well as the promptness of service and the courtesy of our staff. I hope we can always live up to the acknowledgment I received recently from a patient. After we helped her to get insurance authorization for services, and fit her into the schedule unexpectedly, she thanked me for recognizing the “human side of things.” I took that as a great compliment. The staff and I take great pride in knowing that our work makes a difference to our patients.
Janice Pesco joined Capital Health in 1988.
During her tenure, acute care and outpatient rehabilitation services have greatly expanded. Pesco has implemented standardized and evidence-based clinical practices, and has championed the use of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. The department stays on the cutting edge of the rehabilitation fields through ongoing education and affiliation with over 20 universities and colleges. In addition, Pesco has fostered a service-oriented environment for patients and their families. Staff listens carefully, explains and discusses treatment, and treats patients and family with dignity and respect.
Pesco has served as president of the New Jersey Council of Hospital Rehabilitation Directors and vice president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. She was awarded the annual legislative leadership award by the NJ APTA for her efforts in advocating for patient rights to rehabilitative services.
Physical Therapist, New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Social Worker, New Jersey State Board of Social Work
Rutgers University, BA in Psychology
Columbia University, Certificate in Physical Therapy
Rutgers University, MSW