June 25, 2015

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare Honored With Post-Acute Stroke Quality Improvement Award

The Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, Leonard Florence Center for Living and Jeffrey & Susan Brudnick Center for Living, three skilled nursing facilities owned and operated by the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, received the 2015 Post-Acute Collaborative Participation Award from the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
The award recognizes post-acute facilities that participate in the Collaborative and have shown dedication to improving the care that stroke patients receive in the post-hospital setting. For the past several months, the three facilities have been collecting data on stroke patients, participating in regional meetings and learning sessions, and performing quality improvement activities within their facilities.
“At our skilled nursing facilities, we strive to provide exceptional care to all our patients and residents, with a focus on improving quality care outcomes,” said Terry Halliday, VP of Business Development at the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare. “We are proud to be recognized for our hard work at improving the post-acute care of our stroke patients. This award pays tribute to the importance of our work at Chelsea Jewish.”

On hand to accept the awards were Terry Halliday (center), Lea Susan Ojamaa, Director of the Division of Prevention and Wellness at the Department of Public Health (left) and Lisa Bemben, Senior Director of Quality & Systems Improvement at the American Heart/Stroke Association (right).