Jewish Geriatric Services Spotlights Nursing Researchers

LONGMEADOW —  Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) hosted more than 40 nurses, health care professionals, and nursing paraprofessionals at the Third Annual Research Conference, staged recently at the Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home. The conference offered presentations by two prominent nursing professionals Deanna Gray-Miceli, DNSc, APRN, FAANP, and Kathleen Stolzenberger, Ph.D., RN, FAAN.


Gray-Miceli, consultant to the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University and adjunct assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, shared her research on “post-fall assessment.” Gray-Miceli is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and John A. Hartford Building Geriatric Nursing Capacity Post-Doctoral scholar. Her work in post-fall assessment and the experience of falls for older adults is well-known throughout the nursing world.

Stolzenberger, director of Research and Professional Development at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn., offered her insight and experiences on infusing evidence into everyday nursing practice. Stolzenberger is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and received her doctorate of nursing from University of Rhode Island School of Nursing. She is a nationally recognized expert in evidence-based nursing practice.

In addition to the featured presentations, 18 poster presentations were offered by JGS staff highlighting their work in areas of gerontological nursing, evidence-based practice, and research being conducted at JGS.

Jewish Geriatric Services was recently accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center on the Journey to Nursing Excellence Program ( Through the annual Research Day Program, JGS demonstrates its commitment to identifying innovations in professional nursing practice.

JGS is a leading health care system serving elders and their families. Programs of JGS include the Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home, Wernick Adult Day Health Care Center, Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care, Ruth’s House — An Assisted Living Residence, JGS Family Medical Care and House Calls, and Genesis House.

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