Welcome to Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a 440-bed facility located in the heart of downtown Syracuse. Our team has been lauded for its breadth of clinical sophistication and comprehensive rehabilitative services. As such, we're proud to be the only provider in Onondaga County to offer an in-house dialysis program to enhance the health and quality of life for our residents.

As part of the VestraCare family of facilities, we understand the importance of technology, programming and specialized staffing when it comes to providing the best care. We’re pleased to offer a variety of professional services to meet the individual needs of each resident.

Please scroll down to learn more about our services.

As of 11/17/21, appointments are not required for visitation.

The following is recommended:

Afternoon visits for subacute residents to avoid interfering with therapy sessions.


Recommended Hours:

8 am to 8 pm with avoidance of meal time hours 8am-10am, 12pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm.Visitation is not permitted in meal service areas or the therapy gym.

Electronic screening is required and COVID testing highly encouraged. Masks must be worn.


Adherence to the Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention must be followed which includes the following:

  • Visitors who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, or currently meet the criteria for quarantine, should not enter the facility
  • New admissions may be on transmission-based precautions or quarantine until they test negative for Covid
  • Although visitation is not recommended for residents in transmission-based precautions or quarantine, visits may still be allowed in the resident’s room with all parties wearing well-fitting masks
  • Although it is safer for visitors not to enter the facility during a Covid 19 outbreak, visitation will be allowed with information given to the visitor about potential risk of exposure
  • Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)During indoor visitation, visitors’ movement is limited within the facility. Visitors should not walk around different halls of the facility. Rather, they should go directly to the resident’s room or designated visitation area
  • Face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose) and physical distancing at least six feet in between people, in accordance with CDC guidance
  • New admissions will be on isolation until tested negative for COVID, but are permitted visitation

Timothy Reedy, LNHA



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Bishop offers skilled nursing services for individuals requiring 24-hour care and assistance with activities of daily living. Our empathetic caregivers have been hand-selected for their ability to deliver compassionate care while fostering self-esteem, dignity and security for each of our residents.

Amenities include

• Robust activity programs

• In-room television

• Complementary WI-FI

• Beauty/barber salon

• Enclosed courtyards and beautiful grounds

• Private dining & lounge areas


Bishop’s in-patient therapy program was developed using the latest evidence-based research and best practices to ensure the best rehabilitative outcomes. Our program is designed for individuals who will benefit from additional recovery time before returning to the community. This includes practicing activities of daily living in a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom setting as well as other important daily tasks.

We provide services for:

• Bariatric Care

• Cardiac Conditions

• Chronic Diseases

• Complex Medical Conditions

• Dialysis

• IV Therapy

• Joint Replacements, Injuries and Fractures

• Lymphedema Therapy

• Physical Therapy

• Pulmonary Services

• Occupational Therapy

• Orthopedic Rehabilitation

• Respiratory Therapy

• Speech Therapy

• Stroke and Neurological Conditions

• Tracheostomy Care

• Wound Healing and Management


Bishop is pleased to the only provider in Onondaga County to offer individualized in-house dialysis services to improve the health and wellness of our patients.

Our program involves a 5-day gentle dialysis protocol with treatments lasting roughly 3 hours each day. This differs from the typical 3-day schedule that many treatment centers offer, and provides greater flexibility and more time for therapy, activities and rest. Most importantly, by receiving services inhouse, you never have to leave the comfort of our facility for treatment.

We credential local Nephrologists so your community doctor can follow you when you’re at our facility. Once you’re ready for discharge, our team will coordinate the transition back to your previous dialysis center.

Respite/Short-Term Care

Bishop offers temporary short-term care for a loved one while you vacation, travel or tend to business. We offer the same services that are provided to our long-term residents. This program provides a safe option for your loved one and peace of mind for you!


Prior to admission, members of our team meet with you and your family to determine if the services we provide are appropriate to meet your needs. Once admission is confirmed, we will work closely with your physician and/or the hospital discharge planner to coordinate a seamless arrival.

Palliative Care

Bishop offers palliative care services that compliment an individual’s pre-planned desires while meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of end-of-life care.

Our Successes


• Licensure, State License – Skilled Nursing Facility

• Licensure, State License – Residential HC Facility

• Licensure, State License – Medicaid Certified









United Healthcare




Accepted Insurances

Here at Bishop, we seek to offer care in as many ways as possible



Our Location

918 James St. 

Syracuse NY 13203