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As 2012 approaches, huge changes in the delivery of and funding for health care are anticipated. Jewish Home Lifecare is transitioning towards these changes by creating a new position to oversee post acute services.
Effective Sept. 19, Marie Rosenthal has been promoted to the pivotal of role of vice president and will be responsible for post acute services across the entire organization’s system, including its campuses in Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchester.
Post acute services address the medical and emotional needs of elders who are well enough to be out of a traditional hospital setting but not well enough to return home.
According to Ms. Rosenthal, “The role of post acute care will evolve and become essential in ensuring that coordinated care is provided to elders in the most appropriate venue – especially for those patients who are medically complex with multiple co-morbid illnesses. My experiences in both the acute care side as well as long term provide me with the expertise to expand and grow the post acute care programs at Jewish Home Lifecare, utilizing evidenced-based approaches.”
As vice president, Ms. Rosenthal will be responsible for organizing, developing and directing the overall operations of Jewish Home’s post acute care services in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations by providing medical and emotional needs to people who are well enough to be out of a traditional hospital setting, but not well enough to return home.
She will be delegating the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for post acute care services for the System.
Judith Nicholson, administrator of the Manhattan Campus states, “Marie’s clinical, organizational and problem solving skills are exceptional, as is her commitment to excellence.
We know she will excel at this new position, just as she has in everything she turns her hand to. The changing world of health care has necessitated this level of coordination and integration, and I can think of no one better prepared to take on this role and strengthen our post acute services.”
Ms. Rosenthal began her career at Jewish Home in December 1998 at its Sarah Neuman Center for Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Mamaroneck, NY, as the director of sub-acute unit.
Subsequent promotions led to her appointment as Associate Director of Nursing. In 2006, Ms. Rosenthal received her license as a Nursing Home Administrator and accepted the position of assistant administrator, resident and clinical services, at Jewish Home Lifecare's Manhattan Campus, a title she held until this promotion.