The Jewish Hospice of Greater New York Accredited by National Institute for Jewish Hospice.BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- The Jewish Hospice of Greater New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , a participating program of Metropolitan Jewish Health System (MJHS MJHS Metropolitan Jewish Health System
MJHS Madison Junior High School ), has received accreditation from the National Institute for Jewish Hospice. The accreditation is a reflection of the high standards of religious sensitivity already in practice at the Jewish Hospice.
Shmuel Lefkowitz, Chairman of the Board of MJHS, called the accreditation "a natural for a health system that has been a trailblazer in serving the religious needs of the community." Eli S. Feldman, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of MJHS, said: "We are gratified grat·i·fy
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2. that such a prestigious national accreditation board has recognized our pioneering efforts to integrate religious sensitivity into a very complex medical and patient care setting."
The accreditation recognizes that the Jewish Hospice meets all its requirements, including training its health care professionals and volunteers about the unique needs of patients and their families who use the home-based Hospice for terminally-ill patients. It also confirms that the Hospice works with halachic authorities and the rabbi of the family in coordinating care issues and dealing with complex issues of Jewish law. All of these requirements have long been standard practice for the Jewish Hospice.
The National Institute for Jewish Hospice is headed by Rabbi Maurice Lamm, a noted scholar and authority on Hospice related issues in Jewish law. His latest book published last year, The Spiritual Journey Beyond Grief, has won accolades from rabbinic rab·bin·i·cal also rab·bin·ic
Of, relating to, or characteristic of rabbis.
[From obsolete rabbin, rabbi, from French, from Old French rabain, probably from Aramaic and professional health care leaders. In the Chevra Kadisha
In addition to Dr. Lamm, the National Institute consists of a prestigious board of rabbis, physicians and other notable community leaders. The accreditation of the Jewish Hospice is "of great importance to a Jewish institution that serves one of the largest communities of Holocaust survivors and other religious Jews outside of Israel," Mr. Lefkowitz added.
In addition to offering a full team of medical professionals, the Hospice is staffed by a full-time rabbi who is involved in every aspect of care for patients who rely on Jewish law, custom and tradition in dealing with their terminal illness. The care team integrates family members in this unique partnership to make the patient as comfortable as possible. In addition to its home based program, the Jewish Hospice also has an in-patient unit for short-term acute care. All programs are glatt Glatt may refer to:
The Jewish Hospice is a participating program of Metropolitan Jewish Health System (MJHS), a leader in the field of integrated health care integrated health care,
n healthcare services combining the best of conventional and complementary health care. . Its participating agencies and programs include home care, adult day health care, skilled nursing facilities skilled nursing facility
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An establishment that houses chronically ill, usually elderly patients, and provides long-term nursing care, rehabilitation, and other services. , HomeFirst and Elderplan. MJHS services nearly 20,000 individuals and their families in the New York-metropolitan area.