Robert Shusman, MD
Dr. Robert Shusman, together with an expert staff of nurses, therapists and other health care professionals, has delivered years of experienced medical care to our community.
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Shusman obtained his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University, his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1981, and completed his internship and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Board Certified in Family Practice, he iis a member of the American Board of Family Practice and the Delaware County Medical Society, as well as a preceptor for medical students at Temple University.
Dr. Shusman opened his doors to the community of Springfield in August 1984 soon after completing his residency. Geriatrics has always been his primary medical interest and he has been an attending physician at Harlee Manor for over a quarter century. An Occupational Therapist by profession, his wife, Maxine, shares his interest in supporting the geriatric population and has served as the Rehabilitation Director at Harlee Manor for the past 15 years.
Maxine Shusman, OTR/L Director of Rehabilitation
Maxine holds a Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy from Temple University. Her undergraduate degree, a BS in Psychology, is also from Temple University. Maxine has also worked at the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center where she implemented an arthritis program. We have been fortunate to have her at Harlee Manor for the past 20 years, both as a Senior Occupational Therapist and for the past 15 years, as Rehabilitation Director. Maxine is also a low vision specialist. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and is Board Licensed.
Philip J. Stevens, D.O. Consulting Physiatrist
Dr. Stevens received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania then attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Fellowship recipient. Currently on staff at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Stevens is also involved with the education of residents at Temple University via a program he developed. He is known in his field for his work in Acupuncture and Hypnosis.
Susan Arsht, RNC, BSN, MS, Director of Nursing
Susan has had a diverse career including both administrative and healthcare functions. Her numerous degrees include: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Health Care Education from Saint Joseph University, a Post Master Certification in Nursing Administration from Villanova University and a Certificate in Gerontological Nursing Practice from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. A Staff Nurse at Graduate Hospital, she moved on to a private physician’s office and then to Harlee Manor. In over 20 years with us, she has served as Supervisor, Assistant Director of Nurses, and ultimately Director of Nursing. Today, she is responsible for direct patient care as well as ensuring that Harlee Manor stays in compliance with all state, federal and Medicare regulations. Additionally, she has presented continuing education programs on geriatrics and completed the Long-Term Care Accreditation Standards and Survey Process from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Susan has been recognized in “Who’s Who in American Nursing.”
Michelle Y. Russo, M.A.CCC, NHA Administrator
Michelle Russo has served as Administrator of Harlee Manor for the past seven years. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Speech Pathology from Temple University, holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence, and is board certified by the American Speech & Hearing Association. Since 1977, Michelle has focused on serving the elderly. She has served as a consultant to numerous long-term care and rehabilitation facilities and presented seminars on the Medicare Program and on the delivery of Rehabilitation services. Michelle was formerly a member of the Crozer-Keystone Health System management team. In 2001 she obtained her Nursing Home Administrator’s license so that she could continue her work within the geriatric setting, overseeing the daily operations of a nursing facility.
I am currently a resident in the Personal Care Living area at Springfield Commons. Since I moved to Springfield Commons I have felt extremely welcomed by everyone and am delighted to have met so many new and special people. I truly consider these individuals part of my newly found family. What I enjoy most is being able to continue participating in the things that have been so important to me throughout my life and to be able to share these with others. This includes putting together seasonal entertainment productions for the residents, staff and family members. A simple song can bring back many good memories and put a smile on someone’s face.