McKnight’s Recognizes Los Angeles Jewish Home CEO-President Molly Forrest for "Significant Contributions to the Senior Living and Skilled Nursing Professions"

Posted on June 23, 2020

(Reseda, CA — June 23, 2020) Molly Forrest, CEO-President of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, has been inducted into the Hall of Honor in the McKnight's Women of Distinction awards, a joint program of McKnight's Long-Term Care News and McKnight's Senior Living.

The program, in its second year, recognizes women who have made significant contributions to the senior living and skilled nursing professions or who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the fields.

Forrest joined the Los Angeles Jewish Home as CEO-president in 1996. Forrest—a nationally prominent advocate for equity and excellence in senior care—led the Home through its most ambitious expansion in its history, developing a broad diversified healthcare system of its programs and services for today's seniors.

Forrest's involvement with the issues of senior care extend well beyond the Los Angeles Jewish Home. Widely recognized for her expertise in this area, she has served on state and national boards dealing with senior health care, and testified before Congressional Committees in Washington, D.C.

The Home serves more than 4,000 seniors annually on campuses in the San Fernando Valley and on L.A.'s Westside, providing award-winning independent and assisted living, specialized memory care, short-term rehabilitative care, hospice care and groundbreaking community-based services.

"I am honored by this recognition. As we at the Home navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, I am grateful for the courage and hard-work of my colleagues at the Jewish Home," said Forrest. "Our staff, donors and volunteers all share a deeply held commitment to ensure the health and safety of our residents and clients. Those we serve are the most vulnerable in our society. It is my privilege to have worked alongside them all of these years. I share this honor with each of them."

"Molly's commitment to the Jewish Home has elevated us to become a global leader in providing nurturing and the highest quality of care for seniors," said Andy Berman, chair of the Los Angeles Jewish Home's board of directors. "Her hard work, dedication, vision, and extraordinary leadership have been priceless assets during the course of over two decades of running the organization."

"The dedication and commitment shown by our Hall of Honor recipients truly sets them apart," said McKnight's Editorial Director John O'Connor.

Forrest is part of a class of 22 Hall of Honor inductees. Nominations were judged by an external panel of industry experts. All winners will be honored July 28 during an online celebration. An educational forum will follow on July 29.

To see the full list of inductees, and for more information about the program and to register for the events, visit

The Diamond sponsor for the McKnight's Women of Distinction program is PointClickCare. The Silver sponsors are OnShift and PharMerica.

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