CSP Board President Lance Steinberg with Sandra Simon, now Chief Executive Officer.
Cedar Sinai Park’s board of directors has appointed Chief Operating Officer Sandra Simon as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 8, 2015. This appointment follows the retirement of David Fuks, now Chief Executive Officer Emeritus. Fuks will end his Emeritus appointment effective on October 31, 2015.
On behalf of Cedar Sinai Park’s board, President Lance Steinberg said, “Our community sincerely appreciates the leadership of David Fuks and is excited at the opportunity of working with Sandra Simon as our new Chief Executive Officer. We are so pleased that our transition plan will make it possible for Cedar Sinai Park to continue to provide the excellence our community needs.”
Ms. Simon joined Cedar Sinai Park as Chief Operating Officer in July of 2014 and previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco Jewish Home.
Ms. Simon said, “I am deeply honored to be appointed CEO for CSP, to serve in a mission driven organization that is committed to serving the community with exemplary and innovative high quality programs and services. I am grateful for this past year of mentorship from David Fuks, whose guidance and support were instrumental in preparing me for the next step.”
As chief executive officer, Ms. Simon will work with Cedar Sinai Park’s executive team to facilitate an orderly leadership transition while overseeing the organization’s ongoing transformation. Ms. Simon is also a member of the newly formed Board of Directors for the CSP Foundation. CSP has embarked upon the search for a new Chief Operating Officer to replace Ms. Simon in that role.
Mr. Fuks retires after 18 years at CSP. During his tenure, he was responsible for significant growth and expansion of the scope and services of Cedar Sinai Park. He will now be working as a consultant and pursuing his many evocations.
“The 18 years I’ve spent at Cedar Sinai Park have been a great adventure,” said Mr. Fuks. “It has been a delight to work with a remarkable staff, dedicated community volunteers, and with the people we serve and their families. I am very pleased that Sandra Simon will be my successor. Her skills and talents are ideal as we move to develop the system of care that will best serve our community. I hope all will join me in supporting her as she undertakes this important work.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cedar Sinai Park to Break Ground on $33 Million Construction Project
Portland, Oregon, July 6, 2015 — Cedar Sinai Park (CSP) is happy to announce it will be breaking ground on a $33 million construction project focused on renovation of the Robison Jewish Health Center and its transformation into a 44-bed post-acute rehabilitation center. The project will also include the construction of two additional buildings with four homes in THE GREEN HOUSE® model – providing 12 beds each (48 total) for an improved model of long-term care.
“We commend Cedar Sinai Park for their vision to further their mission by implementing The Green House model, and their commitment to transform long term care in Oregon” said Susan Frazier, Senior Director, The Green House Project.
CSP is committed to helping people stay at home as long as possible or maintain lower levels of care and is moving forward with this project in response to community needs for post-hospital sub-acute care rehabilitation services to facilitate returning home after a medical event such as a hip replacement or surgery.
Four new homes will be part of the Harold Schnitzer Health & Rehabilitation Care Center, focused on providing state-of-the-art long-term care in the model of Green House Homes across the country. These homes will emphasize quality-of-life; person-directed care which results in improved healthcare outcomes for residents who can no longer remain at home due to conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis.
On Wednesday, July 15th, we will officially break ground on the new center. The groundbreaking will take place at 4:00 p.m. on the corner of SW 62nd Avenue and Boundary Street, and will include remarks from CSP and community leaders.
“We are pleased to see this dynamic construction project begin. It is important to Cedar Sinai Park and the entire community that we develop a 21st century service capacity that is both beautiful and able to meet changing healthcare demands,” said Jim Winkler, Capital Campaign Chair.
“Cedar Sinai Park is proud to be working with LRS Architects and R&H Construction on this project” according to David Fuks, CSP Chief Executive Officer. “These two firms represent the highest quality teams and we are glad to be teaming with them on this very important work.”
About Cedar Sinai Park: Cedar Sinai Park provides residential and community-based care to elders and adults with special needs, allowing them to live with comfort, independence, and dignity in a manner and in an environment based on Jewish values. A nonprofit organization, we are committed to delivering a broad-based continuum of care that can be tailored to individuals’ unique needs. Our services include independent and assisted living (Rose Schnitzer Manor), nursing home care (Robison Jewish Health Center), daily respite care (Adult Day Services), affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities (Rose Schnitzer Tower, Lexington Apartments, Park Tower Apartments, The 1200 Building), in-home care (Sinai In-Home Care), a collaboration with Jewish Family & Child Service), and affordable housing for developmentally disabled adults (Kehillah).
The Green House Project is a radically new, national model for skilled-nursing care that returns control, dignity and a sense of well-being to elders, their families and direct care staff. In the Green House model, residents receive care in small, self-contained homes organized to deliver individualized care, meaningful relationships and better direct care jobs through a self-managed team of direct care staff working in cross-trained roles. Green House homes meet all state and federal regulatory and reimbursement criteria for skilled-nursing facilities. http://thegreenhouseproject.org/
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Our Annual event, “As Time Goes By”
is coming up on Saturday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m.
in the Tualatin Country Club
Have you bought your tickets yet? It’s not too late! It is going to be a fun night full
of music, gambling, great dining, friends, good conversation and more!
To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, please call 503.535.4360.
We don’t want you to miss this evening. You can get your tickets online now at our registration page
. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sharon Weil & Avrel Nudelman
“As Time Goes By” Co-chairs
Cedar Sinai Park Receives $50,000 Capital Campaign Grant
from The Oregon Community Foundation
Cedar Sinai Park announced today the award of a $50,000 grant from The Oregon Community Foundation for the new Harold Schnitzer Health and Rehabilitation Care Center, said David Fuks, Cedar Sinai Park (CSP) Chief Executive Officer.
The Oregon Community Fund awarded this gift in support of the organization’s campaign to build the 48-bedroom residential facility to support elders and person with disabilities through a “household” model.
“The Harold Schnitzer Health and Rehabilitation Care Center will use The Household Model to provide our most fragile community members a care environment that enhances functioning, increases dignity and significantly improves quality of care and quality of life,” said Fuks. “Research has shown that even very fragile elders function at a higher level in a household care setting.”
The grant was awarded from discretionary and/or advised funds, including the Cornelius and Mildred Dixon Memorial Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation which provided $12,700, the George and Helen Largey Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation which provided $11,600, the H.J. and Grace Sandberg Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation which provided $14,700 and the Sigel/Wagenknecht Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation which provided $11,000.
“OCF is proud to support Cedar Sinai Park in their expansion of the new Harold Schnitzer Health and Rehabilitation Care Center, a 48-bedroom residential facility,” said Kathleen Cornett, Vice President of Grants & Programs. “The expanded center will provide tremendous programming and support for aging Oregonians and persons with disabilities.”
“The importance of this support from The Oregon Community Foundation is not as much in the dollars provided toward our goal,” stated Jim Winkler, CSP Capital Campaign Chair. “as it is in the credibility which comes from OCF’s involvement with our project.”
The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds OCF awards nearly $70 million annually in grants and scholarships.
What is #GivingTuesday?
Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday!
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we also have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
What you can do:
- You can still sign up to become a #GivingTuesday partner.
- You can donate time, money or both to a cause of your choosing – just make sure you join the conversation on social media using the #GivingTuesday hashtag.
- You can give online to support elders living at the Robison Home … because without your support many cannot cover their cost of care. At Cedar Sinai Park, we help our community’s elders and people with disabilities live with comfort, independence and dignity wherever they call home. Making your gift is easy, simply go to #GivingTuesdayRobison. Your gift will go to our Annual Fund to help where most needed.