Recognition for Parker Jewish Institute
in the battle against COVID-19
Parker has served our community for over 100 years, providing adult health care and
rehabilitation that few institutions can match, and none exceed, as Parker is a multi-year
recipient of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s coveted Five Star Quality Rating.
In this extraordinary moment it is important that we recognize that Parker, and nursing homes
like it, are on the frontlines of the battle against our globally common enemy, the novel
coronavirus. We remember that it is always the soldiers on the front lines that suffer the
greatest casualties, but it is these same warriors by whom victory is won. The men and women
of Parker report for duty day in and day out to protect and care for our community’s most
vulnerable citizens, and to them we owe a debt of gratitude.
Parker has led this battle from the front by being a vanguard in laboratory testing for
COVID-19, implementing infection prevention controls, creating a COVID-19 surveillance
system, and reporting all severe respiratory infections or deaths to our New York Health
So in this moment when we are all saddened to hear how the nation’s nursing homes have
been ground zero for the worst ravages of COVID-19, it is time to stand with the real heroes of
our community into whose loving care we entrust the wellbeing of those in our community who
need it the most.
We thank all of our supporters!
Congressman Thomas Suozzi
Assemblyman David Weprin
Councilman Barry Grodenchik
James W. Clyne, Jr., President and CEO, LeadingAge New York
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbi’s
Don Shulman, President and CEO, Association of Jewish Aging Services
Peter Seideman Michael N. Rosenblut
Michael N. Rosenblut
Chairman, Board of Trustees
President and CEO
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