December 2016
Featured Member
The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
We are very proud to announce that our Featured Member for the month of December is: The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.
To read the featured story, Visit their website here.

Featured AJAS Business Partner
BlueOrange Compliance
Healthcare providers are among the most frequently pursued cyberattack targets because the data stored in their systems is a lucrative currency to hackers. Motivated by the pay-offs for stolen health information, hackers are developing enhanced proficiency in identifying and exploiting healthcare vulnerabilities in this infrastructure that is already known for weaker security defenses. HealthCare organizations that don't have the proper technical, physical and administrative safeguards in place are at the greatest risk for an attack.

2017 Conference Registration is Now Open!

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Kobernick-Anchin-Benderson Unveils
New Name and Branding
Aviva: A Campus for Senior Life
(Sarasota, FL)
Kobernick-Anchin-Benderson, a landmark senior living community in Sarasota since 1993, unveiled its new name - Aviva: A Campus for Senior Life - and brand identity at an exclusive, invitation-only event held on Wednesday,
October 26, 2016

Hebrew SeniorLife Named Boston Globe Top Place to Work
Hebrew SeniorLife
(Boston, MA)
Hebrew SeniorLife has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts-for the second year in a row-in the ninth annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2016 issue was published in the November 20 Boston Globe Magazine and is online at

Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has provided services for seniors in the Boston area since 1903. Today, the organization provides health care, senior living communities, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers. The organization has 2,600 employees, who serve 3,000 seniors each day, at its nine locations in Boston, Brookline, Canton, Dedham, Randolph, and Revere.

Maryland's 2016 Director of Nursing of the Year
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
(Rockville, MD)
The quality of nursing care for residents at Charles E. Smith Life Communities is due in no small part to the outstanding dedication and respected leadership of the director of nursing for long-term care, Olivia Kitcher-Yamikeh, RN, BSN. Kitcher-Yamikeh has been recognized and honored for her superior performance by being named Maryland's 2016 Director of Nursing of the Year.
Jewish Home Breaks Ground on Modernization Project
Jewish Home of San Francisco
(San Francisco, CA)
State Sen. Mark Leno and San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos were among 100 local leaders, benefactors and community members who helped break ground on a $145-million modernization project at the Jewish Home of San Francisco.

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Abramson Center Receives 5 Star Rating from the
Centers of Medicare and Medicaid

Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life
(North Wales, PA)
The Abramson Center has received an overall rating of five stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

This achievement is a result of the sustained efforts by many Abramson Center staff members to improve quality measures. Over the past few years, CMS has expanded the list to include a focus on short-term rehabilitation outcomes such as functional improvement and avoidance of re-hospitalization. To meet these challenges, the Abramson Center developed teams which focused on these and other quality areas.