artis teams up with johns hopkins

In partnership with Johns Hopkins physicians, Artis Senior Living has announced the launch of the new Artis Safety Council to focus on maximizing the safety and well-being of its residents, associates and families. The council will provide guidance as to the latest science of dealing with Covid-19 and proactively look ahead at other potential community health issues that could arise.

The members of the council include: Michele Bellantoni (top), MD, CMD, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Morgan Jane Katz (middle), MD, MHS, Assistant Professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a member of the Independent Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes that will be advising the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Ravi Passi (bottom), MD, FACP, CMD, a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Certified Medical Director for Long-Term Care.
Initially, the Artis Safety Council will focus on cleaning and sanitation protocols, use of personal protective equipment as effective tools against infection and virus spread, and testing approaches to protect Artis residents, their families and staff.

As part of their commitment to safety, Artis is adding staff to serve as Safety Officers who will ensure appropriate training for Artis associates. Artis will be hosting virtual town halls for residents and their families, prospective Artis families and local physicians.

Artis Senior Living of Briarcliff Manor, at 553 North State Road in Briarcliff Manor, offers individualized memory care for its residents. Their community is divided into separate “neighborhoods” to help ease confusion and foster a greater sense of self-esteem and self-reliance. Call 914-432-2999 or visit to schedule a tour for a loved one.

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