President and Chief Executive Officer of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life & Polisher Research Institute
Carol Irvine, M.A. is president and chief executive officer of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, a nonprofit provider of care to seniors throughout Greater Philadelphia. Ms. Irvine is responsible for the Abramson Center for Jewish Life’s $53 million budget and more than 650 employees. Since becoming president and CEO in 2008, she has initiated a strategic planning process that has positioned the Abramson Center to be a leader in the future of senior care delivery. Her plan has expanded the Center’s services through a number of community-based programs, including hospice, home care, short stay rehab, renal dialysis, medical adult day services, geriatric care management, and a free 24/7 telephonic information and referral service, that enable older adults to age in place in their own homes. The implementation of these programs has increased the number of individuals served by the Center from 700 to over 4,000. During Ms. Irvine’s tenure, continuing advances in quality improvement led to a five-star rating of the Abramson Residence for skilled care by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Over the past six years, the Center has grown its revenue by more than 40 percent.
Prior to joining the Abramson Center for Jewish Life, Ms. Irvine worked for over 20 years at the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in a variety of leadership capacities.
Ms. Irvine holds a master’s degree in Gerontology from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in English from Muhlenberg College.
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