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Helping Patients Thrive after a Heart Attack

Our Westchester heart failure program, which is the only Joint Commission-accredited heart failure program in Westchester, is dedicated to helping patients have the best possible clinical outcomes and quality of life. 

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Assistant Medical Director Dr. Stephanie Le Instills Collaboration in our Team of Mount Sinai Physicians and Nurse Practitioners

Stephanie Le always aspired to be a doctor like her father, a radiologist who worked for the U.S. Army. And she quickly found that geriatrics was the specialty for her. She did her residency in internal medicine at Boston University, which has a strong geriatrics program. “I love working with older people,” she said. “They are great to talk to, they tell wonderful stories, and they are grateful for the care. When I applied for fellowships, I focused on New York and I was fortunate to get into Mount Sinai for geriatric and palliative care.”

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A Family Support Group Provides Comfort and Connection

Social worker Pamela Walsh leads a monthly support group at The New Jewish Home’s Westchester campus, where family members of nursing home residents can share stories, answer each other’s questions, and be part of a community.

Once a month, family members of nursing home residents at The New Jewish Home, Sarah Neuman in Westchester gather to support each other and talk about whatever is on their mind. They meet in person when they can; on Zoom when that’s not possible. They share the good and the bad, providing each other with comfort, support, and community.

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Solutions at Home and Beverly Williams Set Up Support for Older Adults to Comfortably and Safely Age at Home

Under the leadership of Director of Nursing Beverly Williams, Solutions at Home makes it possible for older adults to age at home, filling in where family members would if they could — making sure there are groceries and other supplies in the house, coordinating doctors’ visits and providing transportation to appointments, navigating the complexities of health care systems, and more.

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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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Iris Apfel on turning 100

Our warmest congratulations to the glorious Iris Apfel on turning 100! Can you imagine anyone celebrating becoming a centenarian with more style? The New Jewish Home was honored to celebrate Iris Apfel in 2017 as an honoree at our Eight over Eighty Gala.

Iris Apfel at the Eight Over Eight Gala

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Enhancing Neurological Rehab in Westchester

The rehabilitation team at The New Jewish Home’s Sarah Neuman Westchester campus shines at helping clients get well and go home. Among the tools they use to achieve excellent results is a new gait trainer, the Rifton E-Pacer, which helps make rehabilitation safer and more effective for staff and patients. 

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