Hebrew SeniorLife Nurses Recognized in Boston Globe Salute to Nurses

More Than 35 Nurses Honored for Exemplary Efforts, Compassion, and Superior Patient Care

BOSTON – The May 9 edition of the Boston Globe featured the annual “Salute to Nurses” special report that recognizes nurses whose dedication and caring have saved lives, soothed fears, and eased the pain of countless patients and their families. More than 35 nurses from Hebrew Rehabilitation Center - Boston, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center - NewBridge in Dedham, Orchard Cove’s Skilled Nursing Facility in Canton, as well as nurses from In-Home Senior Care, and  Hospice Care were nominated by their colleagues for their ability to work as a team, lead the way in infection control, and sacrifice time away from their own families during the pandemic to care for patients physically and emotionally. 

“We have a nursing staff of 1,200 people who truly represent and live Hebrew SeniorLife’s core values,” said Tammy Retalic, M.S., R.N., Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. “Every day, they go above and beyond to provide world-class clinical care and to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families."

"We all know that 2020 was a challenging year. I’m incredibly proud of the way our nurses led the way in protecting and caring for our patients, while providing comfort and solace during some of the most challenging days in their own lives, too.”  

Hebrew SeniorLife offers many opportunities for nurses to advance their careers through professional development, tuition assistance, scholarships, and leadership opportunities. Hebrew SeniorLife recently launched a paid training program for those interested in beginning a career in nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. The next paid training session will run in August and is intended for those who have not already been working in this role. Please email nurseaidtraining@hsl.harvard.edu for details.

About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the nonprofit organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit https://hebrewseniorlife.org and follow us on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.