Marie Rosenthal was promoted to the role of Administrator of the Manhattan campus of The New Jewish Home on July 1, following the retirement of longtime Administrator, Judy Nicholson. Marie oversees the our 106th Street facility, which serves more than 1000 patients and residents each year through dedicated post acute rehabilitation, long term care and dementia units.
Marie takes the helm at a pivotal moment in Jewish Home’s 165 year history, with the entire staff engaged in extensive training on The Green House Project® model of care, which she feels will “transform care at the bedside.”
As Jewish Home Manhattan’s Associate Administrator since 2014 and Vice President for Post Acute Care Services before that, Marie was instrumental in the implementation of specialty post acute care. The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center, and the Orthopedic Center for Advanced Rehabilitation, in association with The Mount Sinai Hospital, were both opened under Marie’s leadership.
Partnerships with hospitals are increasingly important to organizations like The New Jewish Home. “With the Affordable Care Act, initiatives to reduce rehospitalization, increased scrutiny from the government and from consumers, transitions from one care setting to another are crucial. The hospital’s role is not just diagnostic. Care is grounded in ongoing dialogue now,” Marie explains.
Marie’s background makes her especially attuned to the role nurses play in patient care. She began her career as a registered nurse in critical care with a sub-specialty in cardiothoracic surgery, and was the Director for the Cardiothoracic program at St. Vincent’s Hospital for six years before accepting a position at New York United Hospital as the Director of Critical Care and the Emergency Department.
Of the essential role nurses play, Marie says “In an era of health care reform and the shift to more individualized care in post acute and residential settings, there is demonstrated importance of nursing to make that possible.”
Marie’s path to gerontology was a happy accident. She shares, “It chose me. I was working in critical care and loved it, but as you can imagine, open heart surgery at St. Vincent’s was very demanding. I had no personal life. I answered a blind ad in the Times and Rita Morgan hired me as Director of Post Acute care at Sarah Neuman in 1999.” Marie says she was unsure about eldercare at first, but “then you fall in love with your first resident and it becomes who you are. I still remember my first resident at Sarah Neuman, Fay.”
Marie, who holds a Masters Degree in Nursing Administration from Adelphi University, earned her Nursing Home Administrator’s License while she worked at Sarah Neuman, initially as director of Post Acute Care. She was promoted to the Associate Director of Nursing and then Director of Performance Improvement before she joined the Manhattan leadership team in June, 2006 as the Assistant Administrator for Resident and Clinical Services. In January, 2012, she was appointed Vice President for Post Acute Care Services, and in 2014 she was named Associate Administrator, Manhattan.
Marie says she plans to take a team approach to patient and resident care, and hopes to be the kind of leader who “empowers all staff. Our staff at Jewish Home is our greatest asset and we should be respectful of them and the work they do.”
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