Category: Covid Unit
Jesus Hernandez

Jesus Hernandez, RN, Takes the Lead and Reflects on Building a New COVID-19 Unit from the Bottom Up

Just a few months after becoming the assistant director of nursing, Jesus was asked to become the clinical lead at The New Jewish Home’s COVID-19 Recovery Unit.

Jesus Hernandez, who joined The New Jewish Home in 2012 as a nurse manager, stepped up in October 2020 to become assistant director of nursing. Just a few months later, while still adjusting to his new role, he was asked to take on another big challenge—to serve as the clinical lead of The New Jewish Home’s COVID-19 Recovery Unit.

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Larry Kelly hugs his wife as he leaves The New Jewish Home after recovering from coronavirus

What’s Next After 51 Days on a Ventilator? A Dedicated Team of Rehabilitation Therapists

Larry Kelly is probably one of the best-known COVID-19 survivors in New York City. Larry, who retired a few years ago as the assistant principal of a high school in Harlem, contracted COVID-19 while performing in a dinner theater in Fair Lawn, NJ. The whole cast of the play got sick. A New York Times profile of Larry, published in July, reported on the 51 days he spent on a ventilator in a drug-induced coma, first at Mount Sinai Morningside and then at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, before he arrived at The New Jewish Home.

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Faerella (Fae) Boczko, Board-Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders

How We’re Helping COVID-19 Patients Breathe and Communicate

When patients arrive at The New Jewish Home with tracheostomies after being hospitalized for COVID-19, their speech, breathing and swallowing are impaired. Our Department of Speech-Language and Swallowing Disorders — known for its excellent care — is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients like these.

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