Around the House. March | 2021
Healing with Heart
Ministering to others is second nature to Lauro Rocha, DNP, adult medicine nurse practitioner at Broadway House for Continuing Care. Dr. Lauro grew up in Brazil and is the first in his family to obtain a doctorate. A deeply spiritual man, he provides expert medical care and emotional support to the people in our community who need it most.

How did you get your start in medicine?
When I was a 16-year-old in Brazil, I had to help a woman give birth. I always wanted a career in medicine, but even after that experience, I just wasn’t ready. So, I went to a seminary and earned a theology degree, intending to become a missionary in Nigeria. Later, I came to the United States to learn English. Here, I owned a cleaning business, plus worked in a church and did side jobs. At age 35, I began attending Rutgers University, where I went on to earn a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate in nursing.
Safety First
Broadway House for Continuing Care has been recognized with the 2020 Safe Facility Award from the Senior Crimestoppers Program, a nationwide crime prevention program. The honor lauds facilities for ensuring an environment with a zero tolerance for crime to protect residents, family members, and employees. Last year, Broadway House exhibited an overall incident reduction rate of 100%. Herb Belisle, Director of Plant Operations says, “This recognition speaks to the commitment of Broadway House staff and residents to maintain a safe environment that is conducive to healing for all.”
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Meet our Social Work Heroes
In honor of National Social Work Month, meet our professionals who play a pivotal role in the lives of Broadway House residents. They truly embody this year’s theme, Social Workers are Essential.
Gloria Horton, BA, CSW
Social Services Department
“Broadway House residents remind me through good and bad situations to stay in the fight to make a difference for the next community member who comes through the door.” 
Mauricio Rodriguez, MS
​Case Manager

“I have enjoyed working with and helping all the residents since I first started, meeting new people and working with a great team.”
Maria D. Lorenzo
Social Worker

"Broadway House has a stellar reputation with getting our most sick and vulnerable patients back to a normal level of functioning.”