Experience the Difference

Outstanding Hospitality and the Finest Personalized Care

To help you rejuvenate and recover

Located in Stamford in beautiful Fairfield County, ARK Healthcare and Rehabilitation at St. Camillus offers 24/7 skilled-nursing as well as premier short-term rehabilitation care.

Our staff, clinical and therapeutic teams are committed to providing friendly, compassionate service and the highest standard of care.

We pledge to work diligently with you to achieve your best outcome so you can return to your peak of health.


Expert Medical Coordination


Successful therapeutic outcomes depend on seamless continuity of care between medical, rehabilitation and therapy teams.
ARK Healthcare maintains close relationships with local hospitals and healthcare professionals. State-of-the-art electronic medical records systems digitally track your progress and share recovery milestones with your medical care providers.
The result: your care is optimized for rapid recovery, while safety is prioritized every step of the way.

Outstanding Care takes an Amazing Team


Available seven days a week, our highly skilled, expert therapists are part of a close-knit team that includes Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers and Nutritionists who each play an important role in your recovery. Each member of our team works with patients and family members relentlessly to develop a care plan that best fits their unique needs.

Our team understands that each individual requires different levels of care; whether that be short-term or long-term, we are here to work with you to best accommodate your healthcare goals. 

ARK's Amenities


At ARK St. Camillus Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, we know that the beginning of healing is a comfortable environment. Our patients and their loved ones enjoy all these amenities:

  • Private and semi-private rooms

  • Cable TV in every room

  • Elegant Dining

  • Pastoral Care and Daily Mass

  • On-site, secure parking

  • Comfortable lounge areas

  • Modern rehab gym

  • Diverse recreational programs

  • Beauty Salon

  • AC in rooms

Meet Our Team


Our highly qualified and experienced staff provides an unparalleled level of professional care. Meet the compassionate team dedicated to helping our patients on the road to recovery.

Reuven Fischer
Reuven Fischer

Administrator

Reuven Fischer received his bachelors of science in business management from the Sy Syms School of Business (Yeshiva University) with a focus in marketing and consumer behavior. He transitioned from sales and account management to the long term care industry in 2016. Having graduated from Quinnipiac University’s Long Term Care Administrator’s program in 2017, Reuven has enjoyed the past few years’ challenges and rewards of the day-to day life as a nursing home administrator and is happy to be a part of the Ark Healthcare and Rehabilitation at St. Camillus family.

Laurie Pompa
Laurie Pompa

Director of Nursing Services

Laurie has been in the health care industry for over 25 years! She has been a Director of Nurses for 18 plus years. Laurie is dedicated to servicing our residents and improving their quality of life through the care and services they receive. Laurie enjoys challenges and problem solving and her strong leadership skills. She looks forward to her new position here at Ark Health Rehabilitation at St. Camillus. Recipient of the Nightingale Award of Excellence in Nursing CT 2015. Laurie's passion and commitment to Nursing is clear. Laurie's enjoys music, cooking, baking and spending time with her family.

Paul DeFlorio
Paul DeFlorio

Director of Admissions

Paul oversees all admissions for Ark Health Rehabilitation at St. Camillus. With over 10 years of experience in the Healthcare industry, the thing he loves most about his job is the people. The residents and family members that represent the community instantly become family. Outside of the Skilled Nursing world, Paul loves football, baseball and live music. He continues to show love and dedication to his job as Admissions Director and to his colleagues and residents he sees each day.

Teddy Torchon
Teddy Torchon

Director Food Services

Teddy Torchon was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After moving to the United States at the age of 13, he began his love affair with American Cuisine at the age of 16 and has continued in the culinary arts for over 2 decades. For him, food is very transformational, and can be more than just about the dish. That’s what happened with him when he first started cooking: “I fell in love, and if you fall in love, then everything is easy.”

Tina Alibrandi
Tina Alibrandi

Director of Recreation

Tina Alibrandi has been in the health care industry for over fifteen years and enjoys bringing a smile and lending an ear to her Residents. After transitioning from the IT industry as a Senior Global Help Desk Technician, Tina received her Bachelor’s in Human Services at Albertus Magnus College and has dedicated her career as an advocate for our Elders. Tina enjoys helping our seniors in their day-to-day leisure activities and finds all the new relationships she makes rewarding and humbling. She looks forward to continuing her commitment here at Ark Health and Rehabilitation at St. Camillus as she continues her work on making a difference with our Residents daily.

Ralph Barran
Ralph Barran

Director of Housekeeping, Maintenance, and Laundry

Ralph Barran has been a Maintenance Supervisor for the past 30 years and really loves his job. A native of Guyana, South America, Ralph migrated to the United States in 1982. Outside of work, he is an auto mechanic, and loves spending time with his family – his wife Maria and two sons Brian and Michael.

Candide Ngoy
Candide Ngoy

Infection Control Nurse and Weekend Supervisor

Candide received her bachelor's degree and currently is working on her master's in management and leadership. After being an office manager for 6 years at an Income tax firm, she took sewing, astrology, naturopathy, wound, and infection preventionist classes and got certificates. She worked in at Ark Health Rehabilitation at St. Camillus as 11-7 supervisor full time from 2019 to 2020. Then, per diem as Infection control and supervisor. She enjoys the supervision assignment because she can help residents and employees all together and help them to stay safe and fight against diseases that we can prevent, gives her joy and feeling of being useful. After the Covid-19 experience, she wishes for a peaceful and beautiful world where those dreadful diseases do not longer exist.

Laura Rigo
Laura Rigo

Business Office

Laura Rigo has worked at ARK Healthcare at St Camillus as a unit secretary, before moving to our Business Office. She lives in Stamford with her husband, 2 children, 2 dogs and a flock of quail. Laura has provided loving, compassionate care to seniors in various capacities for several years. Her hobbies include music, cooking and relaxing in the sun. Her joyful personality exudes warmth and makes her highly approachable to our residents, many of which consider her a supportive friend.

Portia Frempong
Portia Frempong

Director of Social Services

Portia Frempong received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from CUNY York College and her Master of Social Work from CUNY Lehman College. No stranger to the skilled nursing field, Portia jumped into her social work career shortly after receiving her MSW. In 2021, she joined Ark Healthcare and Rehabilitation at St. Camillus Center as Director of Social Services. Day in and day out, she uses her education and experience to serve the social needs in the long-term care. She consistently takes the extra time to learn of residents and families with respect to their stories and life experiences. To her, the needs of residents comes first and so she uses her position to serve as an advocate for them. Portia cares not only about the physical needs of our residents but also their emotional and psychosocial wellbeing. As a part of the administration, our facility has a future that will uphold its positive values and ensure that all residents are treated equally and with respect.

Riya Patel
Riya Patel

Administrative Assistant

Riya received her bachelor's in health science studies and master's in business administration from Quinnipiac University in 2017. She has various healthcare experiences throughout her career, from hospitals, family-owned practices to skilled nursing facilities. During her undergraduate program she was the President of the South Asian Society. She is looking forward to working with at Ark St. Camillus and building long lasting relationships with residents and families! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog named Riley and her fiancé!

Lindsey Manetta
Lindsey Manetta

Social Worker

Lindsey received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Human Rights and Social Justice from Sacred Heart University in 2017 and her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University in 2020. She has various social work experiences from working at Adult Day Centers, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and in Geriatric Care. She really enjoys working at Ark healthcare and Rehabilitation at St. Camillus. In her free time, she enjoys art and theatre. Her favorite musical theatre production is Wicked on Broadway!

Margaret Lohrey
Margaret Lohrey

Corporate Business Office Manager

A native to Long Island, New York, Margaret received her BS Degree in Accounting from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. She then graduated with honors from Sacred Heart University with an MBA in Accounting and was also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. She has been employed in long term care for three decades. With experience in financial accounting, payroll processing, and insurance billing, Margaret has worked in all areas of Accounting and Business Office. Margaret has two grown children and enjoys baking, gardening, and spending time at the beach.