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The ones who care beyond compare.

Spanning multiple cultures, generations, educational backgrounds and areas of medical expertise, our multilingual team delivers care that’s as human as care gets.

Eli Vatch


Eli attended the New York School of Career & Applied Studies at Touro College where he earned a degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences. He worked as an EMT in Brooklyn for nine years and, then as now, he takes great pride in taking part in the healing process. He feels fortunate to be able to interact with the residents every day. “I enjoy stopping and talking with the residents and listening to their history,” he says. “Seeing them smile is the best part of my day.”

Courtney Griffin

Director of Social Work

Courtney has earned a degree in Human Services, with a concentration in Criminal Justice, from Empire State Community College. With roots in Rochester, her ties to Rochester Center are deep—her grandmother having been a resident here. She is committed to helping all residents with problem-solving “I want to provide the best care,” she says, “and continue to grow in my position.”

Kristen Duran

Director of Nursing

Kristen attended Keuka College, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing. She evaluates all healthcare needs and goals of residents in the facility as well as overseeing and assisting daily individual treatments. “I have always been drawn to helping individuals at a time of need,” she says. “Seeing someone complete rehab and return home is extremely rewarding.”

Michael Hall PT

Director of Rehabilitation

Michael earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Daemen College. He continuously screens residents for changes in condition indicating an adjustment in their need for Physical, Occupational, or Speech therapy. “I greet all the residents several times per week to check in and maintain a friendship as well as a strong professional relationship,” he says.

Knowledge is health.

For the absolute highest quality of care, Rochester Center staffs medical providers on each unit who stay in constant communication with leadership throughout the day. Team collaboration is our forte, and this commitment helps us maintain an unbeatable continuum of care.

Our team also works hard to keep therapies as consistent as possible, tracking all communications through an advanced electronic medical record system. This ensures immediate transmission of information across the entire care network.