|[February 14, 2013]
Hebrew SeniorLife's Leadership Transition Set for Feb. 15
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
SeniorLife (HSL (News - Alert)), the largest provider of senior health care and
senior living in New England and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School,
announced today that Len Fishman, CEO, will step down on Feb. 15, and
Lou Woolf, the organization's President since 2009, will take over as
President and CEO. The planned transition was originally announced in
June of 2012.
In making the announcement, HSL Board of Directors Chair Jennifer Silver
thanked the two for their collaboration. "Both Len and Lou worked
closely over the past nine months to create and implement a textbook
transition," said Silver.
"We as an organization have made great strides under Len's leadership in redefining
the experience of aging for today's seniors," said Lou Woolf, HSL's
President and CEO. "I look forward to building upon the foundation Len
has put in place to establish HSL as an unequalled provider of
integrated healthcare and senior living services, driven by research in
aging. We will continue to innovate in these areas to ensure seniors
have access to the right care, in the right place and at the right time.
By helping seniors reimagine their potential, we have the opportunity to
positively impact their quality of life."
Hebrew SeniorLife is the second largest nonprofit in the state according
to the Boston Business Journal, and the 38th largest
"It has ben a privilege to work with the thousands of HSL staff members
and volunteers whose dedication makes it possible for this organization
to take the lead in researching, rethinking and redefining the
possibilities of aging," said Fishman. "As the nation reforms its
healthcare system, HSL is uniquely positioned to set the standard for
senior care delivery and support services."
"Len is leaving an outstanding legacy of strong leadership and
innovation which has positioned HSL as one of the leading senior
services organizations in the country," said Silver. "We wish him the
best and are eager to see what he tackles next in his career. Moving
forward we are determined to build upon the foundation he set, further
defining-and delivering--what it means to age in America today and in
Prior to joining HSL in October 2009, Woolf was executive vice president
and chief operating officer at Partner's Healthcare System's North Shore
Medical Center, the second largest community hospital system in
Massachusetts. While there, he played a central role in consolidating
the operations of Salem Hospital, North Shore Children's Hospital, and
Union Hospital. Prior to that, he spent eight years in leadership at the
CareGroup Healthcare System, where he held key positions including EVP
and COO of New England Baptist Hospital and SVP, System Development and
Communications for CareGroup corporate.
To hear more from President and CEO Lou Woolf on how HSL is redefining
the aging experience, visit: http://youtu.be/fOCInHul2tU.
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 non-profit,
non-sectarian 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 www.hebrewseniorlife.org
or connect on Twitter,
or our blog.
Note: Annual ranking of the largest non-profits in
Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal is based on assets
and excludes hospitals and universities.
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