Jennifer Derkazarian Joins Hebrew SeniorLife as Chief Quality Officer
Role Combines Risk Management, Patient Safety, and All Quality and Outcomes Measurement Functions, with Compliance, Regulatory, and Improvement Initiatives
BOSTON - Hebrew SeniorLife, the largest provider of senior health care and senior living communities in New England and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, announced that Jennifer Derkazarian, D.N.P., R.N., A.N.P.-B.C., C.E.N.P., has joined the organization as Chief Quality Officer. The newly created role combines a wide range of risk management, safety, and quality measurement functions with compliance, regulatory, and improvement initiatives. She joins Hebrew SeniorLife from Atrius Health, where she was Chief Nursing Officer.
In making the announcement, Mary Moscato, President, Hebrew SeniorLife Health Care Services and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, said, “Throughout her career, Jennifer has been quickly promoted through progressively responsible positions. Her mindset of continual improvement and advancement is already delivering on Hebrew SeniorLife’s priority goals for quality, safety, patient experience, and operational effectiveness.”
Derkazarian has overall accountability for quality, risk management, and patient and resident safety programs in all Hebrew SeniorLife service areas including Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Long-Term Chronic Care Services and Rehabilitation Services Units. She is also responsible for the skilled nursing facility at Orchard Cove in Canton, Mass., NewBridge on the Charles Assisted Living in Dedham, Mass., and outpatient clinics, home care, and hospice in the Greater Boston area. She also has direct management and oversight responsibilities for Infection Control and Process Improvement.
Derkazarian comes to Hebrew SeniorLife after four years with Atrius Health, where she was most recently Chief Nursing Officer. Previously she served as Director of Advanced Practice at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. As a licensed provider, Derkazarian also provided direct patient care for more than 15 years in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac surgery.
A graduate of Union College with a bachelor of science in biology and history, Derkazarian earned several advanced degrees at MGH Institute of Health Professionals in Boston, including her R.N., M.S.N., N.P., and D.N.P.
“Hebrew SeniorLife has a well-deserved reputation for high quality care and operational excellence,” Derkazarian said. “Maintaining the strong focus on patient safety and reducing risk will be top priorities this year as we all emerge from the pandemic.”
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.