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Brandman Centers Welcome New Leadership

Brandman Centers Welcome New Leadership
Susie Fishenfeld joined the Los Angeles Jewish Home as executive director of the Brandman Centers for Senior Care (BCSC), a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), in November 2014. She has over 30 years of healthcare administration experience, including 17 years as senior general manager for Vitas Healthcare Corporation, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. Ms. Fishenfeld was responsible for local functioning of corporate program operations, regulatory compliance, fiscal management, quality improvement, patient and family satisfaction, human resource management, strategic planning, and program development and expansion.

"It's wonderful to work with the outstanding, knowledgeable and dedicated staff of the Brandman Center," says Susie. "I am proud to lead this high-quality, comprehensive Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly."

Prior to her position at Vitas, Ms. Fishenfeld had a 13-year tenure at Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center, with the last 5 years as vice president of patient care services. She was responsible and accountable for operations related to patient care in a combination of health care arenas (acute, long-term care, and outpatient services).

Ms. Fishenfeld received her undergraduate education at University of California, Berkeley and Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from University of California, San Francisco. She holds a Master's Degree in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach in Administration and as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Ms. Fishenfeld has been involved with many professional organizations, most recently holding committee positions with both the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association and California Association for Health Services at Home. She was on the Executive Committee for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association in 2014.

BCSC promotes independence for nursing home eligible seniors in the comfort of their homes by providing high quality, comprehensive healthcare services. The program offers primary medical care, preventive health services, rehabilitation, social activities and transportation to and from the Center.

For more information about the Jewish Home's Brandman Centers for Senior Care, please call (855) 774-8444 or visit their website at www.brandmanseniorcare.org.