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Greetings from New CEO-President Dale Surowitz

CEO-President Dale SurowitzI am both extremely excited and honored to join the Los Angeles Jewish Home as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. While I am just starting in this position, I am not new to the tremendous work of the Jewish Home caring for seniors and their families. My association with the Jewish Home began when I was a child and had relatives who were residents of the Jewish Home back when the campus was centered in Boyle Heights. I have also participated in various activities and events with the support groups of the Jewish Home for decades and have served on some of the Jewish Home's boards for the past 8 years.

I have also been involved with the Jewish Home professionally as well. I have been the CEO for acute care hospitals in the San Fernando Valley for the past 30 years and have witnessed first-hand the outstanding quality of care provided to all who come in contact with the Los Angeles Jewish Home. Many years ago, I had the good fortune to meet and work with Molly Forrest, who has led the Jewish Home tremendously for the past 24 years and I am pleased to call her my friend. Under Molly's outstanding leadership, the Jewish Home has created innovative programs and services which have led to substantial growth and expansion, while still maintaining the core of what makes the Home so exceptional.

I have been asked why I am coming to the Los Angeles Jewish Home at the current time. I had been the CEO of successful hospitals for nearly 30 years and could have remained at Providence Cedars Sinai Medical Center as the CEO and would have been extremely happy and content. However, like many of you, we did not become engaged or involved in the Jewish Home to be satisfied; we have a burning desire to make a difference in the lives of seniors and their families who need our help. There is a significant unmet need in the provision and coordination of care and services to seniors throughout the Los Angeles area. As we will see the number of seniors continue to grow to unparalleled levels, and as their need for more home based and outpatient services increase, we will need to expand our menu and diversity of programs and services to meet this challenge. What will not change is what sets the Jewish Home apart; our excellence, compassion and quality of care we provide to all those we touch. We are blessed to have outstanding staff, whose kindness and concern they bring to each person, every day is unrivaled. It has been our hallmark for 108 years, and is what truly makes the Jewish Home a unique and special place.

I am thrilled to be part of the Jewish Home family and I look forward to a great year ahead. I wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and sweet New Year.

Posted by: Los Angeles Jewish Home  |  Sep 29, 2020
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  1. Ira Schreck 11:11am, 10/01/2020

    This is a very well done introduction of you to the LAJH community.  I wish you good luck and great success.  If there is anything that I can do to help don’t hesitate to call. 
    I have kept my distance to allow Steve to operate and succeed without the retired old-timer meddling.
    Again, congratulations and best of luck.

  2. Rick Leonard 11:24am, 10/01/2020

    Congratulations on assuming this role, Dale. The Home is lucky to have you and, as you mentioned, it is an incredibly important community institution. I’m sure that it will be a mutually meaningful and impactful relationship!

  3. Reggie Scheer 12:59pm, 10/01/2020

    Look forward o meeting you!
    Reggie Scheer

  4. Ian Smith 02:38pm, 10/01/2020

    I want to wish you all the best in your new position at the home.
    I know you will make the home even more successful than it has been in past years.
    Once again I wish you all the best,
    take care and stay safe.
    Ian Smith.

  5. Roberta Delevie 07:01am, 10/02/2020


    Since I have known you longer than Molly it will be so good having you at the Jewish Home.  I am on the board of the Associates of the Jewish Home and I am sure everyone on the Board is looking forward to welcoming you.  I wish you nothing but the best in your new experience.  Give my best to Brenda.

    Bobbi Delevie

  6. Ron Yukelson 09:34pm, 10/12/2020

    If ever there was the perfect intersection of leadership and the organization, it’s Dale Surowitz and the Jewish Home for the Aging.  I’m thrilled for both of you.  Best wishes for great success in the future.

  7. Peter Friedman 05:29pm, 10/13/2020

    Dale, congratulations on your appointment as CEO-President at LAJH.
    You truly will be a valuable asset and leader guiding the operation, political
    representation and financial success of the organization. Seniors are facing
    major challenges and I have full confidence that you will provide the necessary
    representation and leadership.
    Best wishes,
    Peter Friedman

  8. Peter Fehler 02:27pm, 10/14/2020

    Welcome to the Los Angeles Jewish Home. I look forward to not only hearing your vision but also helping you implement it.
    Wishing you the best of success.
    - Peter Fehler

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