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Rochester, NY—April 9, 2021—Jewish Senior Life proudly announces that two of its employees are being honored as 2021 Health Care Heroes Award recipients by the Rochester Business Journal. The awards recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the efforts of local organizations and individuals making a significant impact on the quality of health care in the Rochester area.

The following individuals from Jewish Senior Life have been recognized:

  • Michele Schirano, SVP/Administrator, Jewish Home was honored in the Senior Care category for very effectively managing the spread of COVID-19 on the Jewish Senior Life She recognized early on the importance of visibility with staff and residents, implementing weekly video communications to staff, pivoting quickly to provide the latest technology to keep our residents engaged with loved ones, and ensuring our staff felt safe and protected coming into work.
  • Alpha Daramy, Certified Nursing Assistant, Memory Care Household, Jewish Home, was honored in the Health Care Staff category for the excellent care and comfort he provides to residents with memory care challenges. His performance receives high marks from his peers and superiors, as well as the residents he cares for and the residents’ family members. He is truly making a difference in the lives of older adults and their families in our community.

“We are extremely proud of Michele and Alpha for their exceptional leadership and the care they give to our residents,” said Mike King, President and CEO of Jewish Senior Life. “Their continued commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of our residents, families and their fellow staff makes them very valued members of our organization.”

Schirano and Daramy are among a total of 41 winners who will all be honored during a virtual celebration on May 11, 2021. See the full list of award recipients here.