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JGS Lifecare Names Andrew G. Steiner Executive Director of Leavitt Family Jewish Home

LONGMEADOW – Andrew G. Steiner, MPH, LNHA of Farmington, Conn., has been named executive director of JGS Lifecare’s Leavitt Family Jewish Home (JNH).

Steiner brings over 20 years of diverse experience improving the quality of care and quality of life of seniors. He will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the 200-bed longterm care nursing home.

Before joining JGS Lifecare, Steiner served as president of Sycamore Health Care Consultants, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in senior housing and health care, policy and compliance, reimbursement programming, health care technology integration, operations and turnaround management, marketing, and real estate investment.

In addition, Steiner has served as the executive director of the 205-bed Abbott Terrace Health Center in Waterbury, Conn., where he implemented and managed programs for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiac care management. He also developed and implemented partnerships with regional hospital networks and delivered significant improvements in patient care and customer service outcomes.

Prior to this, Steiner served as director of Strategic Planning for National Health Care Associates in Wethersfield, Conn., coordinating business planning and strategies for over 40 skilled nursing facilities in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, with more than 4,000 beds under management.

“Andrew clearly brings to JNH a wealth of administrative experience in clinical, long-term, and sub-acute settings, as well as a diverse programming background,” said Martin W. Baicker, president and chief executive officer of JGS. “His wide-ranging skills and expertise will be a critical asset to JNH as we introduce the patient-centered Green House® model of care in our nursing home over the next few years. We feel confident that under his leadership this new range of service will continue to grow our legacy of more than a century of proud caretaking, and fulfill our mission to provide quality eldercare services to the people of our community.”

Steiner teaches health systems management at the University of Connecticut School of Business. He is also active on many local boards and organizations including the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, Hartford Hospital, and has served the Florida Health Care Association, Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, and Dominican University.

Steiner holds a Master of Public Health degree in Community Health Sciences and Gerontology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Emphasis in Marketing from the Kogod School of Business Administration, American University, Washington, D.C.

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