What’s Nu? May 2024 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

What’s Nu? May 2024

Five-star ratings for Jewish Home 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have awarded the Jewish Home and Care Center, of Ovation Communities, with five-star ratings in the areas of quality measures and staffing.  

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid created the five-star quality rating system to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas of which the consumer may have questions, according to a press release.  

The five-star rating for quality measures relates to nursing home performance, for both short- and long-stay residents. 

The five-star rating for staffing is based on staff turnover and hours worked by staff. Higher staffing levels and lower staffing turnover, as at the Jewish Home and Care Center, can mean a higher quality of care for residents. 

Nicolet students gather for hostages 

Students gathered at the CTeen house, near Nicolet High School, to advocate for the hostages still held by Hamas and its allies in Gaza.  

More than 40 students attended the April 8 event. 

A student speaker talked about “brothers and sisters … taken from their homes,” and called to “bring them home!” 

Rabbi Shafrin leads in St. Louis  

Rabbi Scott Shafrin has been named executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis.  

Shafrin is a Milwaukee native, having attended Congregation Shalom. Shafrin previously served as the St. Louis JCRC’s deputy director and is the Lee & Milford Bohm director of Social Justice, according to the St. Louis Jewish Light.  

Shafrin started April 15. 

Margolis named chair of pediatrics 

The Medical College of Wisconsin named David A. Margolis, MD, chair of pediatrics. In addition, Margolis will serve concurrently as pediatrician-in-chief at Children’s Wisconsin (Children’s).  

He will also hold the Barri L. and David J. Drury chair in pediatrics and currently holds the David A. Margolis Chair in pediatric bone marrow transplant research at Children’s. 

“We’re grateful for Dr. Margolis’s leadership and unwavering commitment to providing the best care for kids and their families well into the future,” said Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, provost and executive vice president of Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Alyson Lippman launches Midlife Midwife 

Midlife Midwife MKE is a new women’s health practice opening May 1, to address gaps in care for women in midlife who are looking to have their voices heard, questions answered, hormones explained, and changes understood.  

Alyson Lippman is launching the practice. Lippman is a past Milwaukee Jewish Day School board member and a current Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun board member. Lippman teaches women’s health and nursing leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

Empowering individuals navigating midlife with compassionate, personalized care, Midlife Midwife MKE specializes in perimenopause, menopause, gynecological and sexual health, and is focused on enhancing overall quality of life, according to a press release. Lippman is a certified nurse midwife and prescriber. Visit MidlifeMidwifeMke.com. 

Chronicle seeks journalist writers 

If you’ve got training and experience as a professional journalist, and an interest in Jewish community, the Chronicle may have some part-time or freelance work for you. If this is of interest, contact RobG@MilwaukeeJewish.org. 

Hansher is Ozaukee County supervisor 

Jeffrey Hansher was elected Ozaukee County supervisor, district 24, in the spring 2024 election. He defeated the incumbent.  

Hansher is also the district #4 alderman for the City of Mequon, since 2019. He is a retired elementary and special education teacher from the Wauwatosa School District, where he taught for 33 years. He also is secretary of the Frank L. Weyenberg Board in the Mequon-Thiensville District.