May 22, 2024

Harvard Medical School Global Healthcare Leaders Visit Leonard Florence Center for Living

Participants in the Harvard Medical School Global Healthcare Leaders Program capped off their final week with a visit to the Leonard Florence Center for Living. The diverse group of 45 individuals hailed from all over the world, including India, China, S. Korea, Brazil and Poland. Participants had the opportunity to tour the Center and meet with the ALS residents and staff members. Residents demonstrated the Center’s revolutionary technology. Barry Berman, CEO of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, the nonprofit that operates the Leonard Florence Center, addressed the group and led a Q & A session.

The Global Health Care Leaders Program is a multi-modular program that aims to bring together the most important topics defining the future of health care industry for the leaders who will lead the charge. The nine month program culminates with three weeks at Harvard, during which time attendees take part in presentations, case studies, breakout discussions and site visits.

As the country’s first urban model Green House® skilled nursing facility, the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea provides a level of independence not typically found in skilled nursing facilities. Home to individuals living with ALS, MS and on ventilators as well as residents who require long-term skilled nursing and short-term rehab care, the Center has been featured in numerous national and local print and broadcast stories.

Main Photo Caption: L-R Megin Hemmerling, CJL; Barry Berman, CJL; John Glaser, PhD Program Director Harvard Medical School; Betsy Mullen, CJL; Ina Hoffman, CJL and Shelley Scarpa CJL.

Gallery Photo Caption: Group Photo of Harvard Medical School Global Healthcare and Leonard Florence Staff