MAMARONECK, NY: May 11, 2016 — The New Jewish Home, one of the nation’s largest and most diversified nonprofit geriatric health and rehabilitation systems, has named Sandra Mundy, LMSW, NHA, Administrator of its Westchester campus, the Sarah Neuman Center in Mamaroneck. In this top position she replaces Rita Morgan, who is retiring after 27 years of service, most recently as Interim Administrator at Sarah Neuman. Olivia Babol-Ibe, RNC, BSN, MSN, and Christina Giarratano, LMSW, have been named Director Nursing and Director of Social Work, respectively.
Ms. Mundy and Ms. Babol-Ibe come to Sarah Neuman from Jewish Home’s Bronx campus, where they were Associate Administrator and Director of Nursing, respectively. Christina Giarratano rejoins Jewish Home after a brief hiatus as Director of Social Work at the Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation in The Bronx.
As Administrator of the Sarah Neuman Center, Sandra Mundy will hold the senior-most position on Jewish Home’s Westchester campus. She will oversee a 300-bed facility whose 450-person staff cares for 1,000 elders each year through short-term rehabilitation, long-term nursing, and a day center. Ms. Mundy will also be responsible for Sarah Neuman’s various special programs, including Westchester’s first overnight respite program for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of severe dementia, and first elder residences, known as the Small Houses, based on the groundbreaking Green House Project® model of long-term care.
Before joining Jewish Home in 2014, Ms. Mundy spent 11 years as Assistant Administrator for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement at the Newark Extended Care Facility in New Jersey. She earned both an MSW from New York University and a BA from the State University of New York at Albany.
Director of Nursing Olivia Babol-Ibe brings with her more than 30 years’ experience that includes senior positions at the Schervier Nursing Care Center, part of the Bon Secours New York Health System; the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, and New Rochelle’s Dumont Masonic Home. Ms. Babol-Ibe is Chairperson of the LeadingAge New York Downstate Council of Nursing Directors and holds a BSN from Velez College, Philippines and an MSN from Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Philippines.
Director of Social Work Christina Giarratano holds an MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work and a BA from Hunter College.
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About the SARAH NEUMAN CENTER: Mamaroneck’s Sarah Neuman Center, part of The New Jewish Home, one of the country’s largest and most diversified geriatric health and rehabilitation systems, plays an important role in caring for the most frail and vulnerable elders in Larchmont, Mamaroneck and the surrounding area. The 450-person staff of health care professionals provides gentle, thoughtful, expert care for 1,100 elders each year. They include 300 adults who live at the five-and-a-half-acre campus full-time, are undergoing short-term post-surgery rehabilitation, or are recovering from a serious illness. The Center, which is known for its expertise in caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, also offers a day center and the popular Home Away from Home respite program for older caregivers in need of a break from the 24/7 stress of caring for a loved one with severe physical and/or psychological challenges. For more information, visit www.sarahneuman.org.
About THE NEW JEWISH HOME: Serving New Yorkers of all faiths and ethnicities for 168 years, The New Jewish Home is transforming eldercare as we know it. One of the nation’s largest and most diversified not‐for‐profit geriatric health and rehabilitation systems, Jewish Home serves 12,000 older adults each year, in their homes and on three campuses, through short-term rehabilitation, long‐term skilled nursing, low-income housing, and a wide range of home health programs. Jewish Home believes that high quality care and personal dignity are everyone’s right, regardless of background or economic circumstances. Technology, innovation, applied research and new models of care put The New Jewish Home at the vanguard of eldercare providers across the country. For more information, visit www.jewishhome.org.