special highlights

2019 Gift Giving Drive

Regal Heights partnered with NYC Queens Community Board 3 for the annual Gift Giving drive. ... more

Ugly Sweater Day 2019

Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Center’s staff and residents alike enjoyed the Ugly Sweater Day. ... more

2019 Halloween Party

Fun was in the air as the Regal Heights staff dressed up for the annual Halloween party for the residents’ entertainment. ... more

2019 Leon Von Holden Health Fair

Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Center was a proud partner of NYC Queens Community Board 3’s annual Leon Von Holden Health Fair. ... more

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Regal Heights residents were treated to a special show of the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. ... more

It’s the Holiday Season at Regal Heights

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Regal Heights Celebrates Resident’s 100th Birthday

Mr. Raymond Hoeppner turns 100 on April 15. ... more

Regal Heights in the Queens Courier

View our excerpts from the Queens Courier and El Correo. ... more

Senior Leadership Award

Estela Divino is one of the honorees of the 2012 Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Awards. ... more

North Shore-LIJ, Regal Heights Are Clinical Affiliates

North Shore-LIJ Health System announced the signing of a clinical affiliation agreement with Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. ... more

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about regal heights


Caring Attention delivered with Respect and Excellence: This has been our mission since we opened our doors in 2000, and we proudly carry it out every day. Regal Heights is a multi-faceted health care center that includes inpatient long-term care as well as short-term physical rehabilitation. The center also boasts a medical model adult day care program for seniors in the community needing medical care in an outpatient setting.

The Regal Team

Our interdisciplinary team consists of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, rehabilitation therapists, licensed social workers, registered dietitians, therapeutic recreation leaders, psychologists and various health care specialists.

Leadership and Programs

We have developed innovative and creative approaches to address specific health challenges, making Regal Heights a leader in long-term care. These programs include:

  • The Perfect Joint Program
  • Breath For Life
  • Wound Care
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Hospice
  • Specialized Dementia


Events and activities at Regal Heights reflect our community partnership. From our intergenerational programs with local schools, to our blood drives and community health fairs, we remain dedicated to the population we so proudly serve.

Through our role as a teaching facility, and with our affiliations and partnership with a variety of health providers, we continue to invest in the future of health care.

Our Staff

Our staff reflects the diversity that is New York City. We speak multiple languages, and special attention is paid to maintaining and enhancing our residents’ culture-specific needs. We tailor specific plans of care that consider food preferences and social needs.

Margaret Gianotti, LCSW, LNHA, Administrator, is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and also holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. With over 20 years experience and past leadership positions as Director of Social Services, Administrator, and clinical consulting, Ms. Gianotti provides guidance in navigating the changing landscape of long-term care, with focus on providing the highest quality of care, and maintaining excellent quality measures and resident satisfaction. She is a member of The American College of Health Care Administrators.

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Norrele Silvero, BSN, BA, RN, Director of Nursing Services, is a graduate of Saint Vincent’s College of Nursing, and has 20 years experience in health care. Ms. Silvero is a member of the National Association of Directors of Nursing. She is IV-certified and BCLS/AED certified. Her areas of expertise include Quality Care, Continuing Education, Infection Control, and Risk Management.  

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Rowena Gaspar, BSN, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing, has worked in the long-term care setting for over 15 years. Ms. Gaspar’s experience includes positions as a Rehabilitation Coordinator and Corporate Wound Care and Infection Control Nurse. She is IV-certified, and BCLS/ AED certified. Her areas of expertise are Infection Control and Wound Care.

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Estela Divino, LCSW, Director of Social Services, holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience in long-term care. Ms. Divino has been a featured speaker at conferences pertaining to geriatrics, and the special needs of residents in a nursing home/rehabilitation setting. She is a certified field instructor and is the Field Education Coordinator for graduate-level social work interns. She is the recipient of The Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award from United Adult Ministries for outstanding leadership, commitment and advocacy for the senior population, and the Field Educator of the Year award from Adelphi University for excellence and outstanding contribution to Field Education. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Guinea Bissau/Cape Verde) and is active on the Health and Social Services and Youth Service Planning Committees of the NYC Queens Community Board 3.

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Rivky Forkosh, MHA, Director of Admissions and Community Outreach, has over 20 years experience in skilled nursing and sub-acute care settings. She holds a Master’s degree in Health Administration, with concentration in the field of Gerontology, and has extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations regarding admissions, Medicare and Medicaid.

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Betsy Lazarus, LCAT, Director of Therapeutic Recreation, holds a Master’s degree in Art Therapy and is an art therapist with 20 years experience working in health care. Her research and artwork have been published by the American Art Therapy Association. She has served as Secretary and President of the New York Art Therapy Association.

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Dr. Katherine Antzoulatos-Mouzakitis, DPM, RD, Chief Clinical Dietitian, has over 20 years experience in health care. Dr. Antzoulatos-Mouzakitis has a strong medical background as a doctor of podiatric medicine and surgery, as well as being a registered dietitian with a specialty in clinical nutrition. She is personally involved in Menu Planning, Patient Education and Counseling, and the development of therapeutic diets, including those that address the needs of dialysis and bariatric patients.

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Eileen Castelli, Director of Environmental Services, has 20 years experience in the long-term care setting. Her areas of expertise include all aspects of Environmental Services, Purchasing/Central Supply, Security, and Maintenance.

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