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 State Health Department.
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 Peter Seideman
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Michael N. Rosenblut Michael N. Rosenblut
President and CEO
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