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News - April 6, 2022

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Goodwin House Incorporated and George Washington University’s School of Nursing Collaborate on Age-Friendly Initiatives

GW Center for Aging, Health and Humanities also Appoints Goodwin House Executive Andy M. Siegel as Associate Director for Community Engagement in Next Step of GHI/GW Innovative Partnership

Alexandria, VA –  Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI), a senior living and health care services organization in the National Capital Region, and the George Washington University’s School of Nursing announced a partnership to advance GW’s Center for Aging, Health and Humanities strategic initiatives, including the Age-Friendly Health Systems and Age-Friendly Cities Initiatives. The partnership will grow educational programs within GW’s School of Nursing and School of Medicine and Health Sciences to expand on the rotation of Geriatric, Hospice and Palliative Medicine medical fellows. It also will establish the GHI senior living communities and community-based service lines as clinical sites for nurse practitioners for the GW School of Nursing in Spring 2022, among other initiatives to develop the talent pipeline for the field of senior living and long-term care.

“We are incredibly honored to have Andy Siegel co-lead our Age-Friendly Scholars Program this year and join the Center for Aging as our Center Associate Director for Community Engagement,” said Dr. Melissa Batchelor, Director of the GW Center for Aging, Health and Humanities. “Andy’s expertise is invaluable to the Center, our students and faculty, and our community partners. We look forward to the many opportunities we will have to collaborate and improve the care of older adults through our mutual clinical, research and educational endeavors.”

“We are excited to partner with the George Washington University and collaborate on research, education and clinical innovations to improve the care of older adults and their families,” said Siegel, who is Chief Business Development Officer at GHI. “GW’s age-friendly efforts align with the Goodwin House mission to support, honor and uplift the lives of older adults, and we look forward to working together to advance age-friendly health systems and age-friendly city initiatives in the National Capital Region and beyond.”

The George Washington University Center for Aging, Health and Humanities is the interdisciplinary home for GW faculty to collaborate on research, education, scholarship and clinical innovations to improve the care of older adults and their families. The Center works with faculty and organizations to incorporate skills, benefits and lessons learned from the humanities in the fields of aging and health. This unique approach provides practitioners insight into the intersection of the human experience and the rapidly changing landscape of science, technology and public policy in health care.

Since 2018, the two GHI Life Plan Communities—Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads—have served as clinical sites for Geriatric, Hospice and Palliative Medicine medical physician fellows in the GW School of Medicine. Both of the GHI Life Plan Communities also have served as an administrator-in-training site for the GW Master of Health Administration Program.

Siegel currently co-leads the Age-Friendly Scholar Series with Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs, MD, Co-Director of the Center for Aging, Health and Humanities, Professor of Medicine with the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Chief of Geriatrics, Extended Care and Palliative Care at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. This speaker series features clinicians and executives across the country who discuss important healthcare topics, including leadership in academic medicine, innovation in healthcare, social worker impact on changing health care climate and more. Siegel also is on the faculty at The George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health where he teaches a course on Post-Acute Care Management and Leadership.

For more information about GHI, please visit www.goodwinliving.org. For more information on GW’s School of Nursing, please visit https://nursing.gwu.edu/.

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About Goodwin House Incorporated: Celebrating 55 years of providing exceptional service to older adults, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is a not-for-profit, Virginia-based corporation affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Through its growing family of senior living and healthcare services owned and operated across Northern Virginia and in the District of Columbia, GHI serves 2,200 older adults with options that include: two Life Plan Communities—Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads; an innovative continuing care at home program—Goodwin House at Home; and a portfolio of healthcare services and partnerships delivering Home Health, Rehabilitation, Primary Care, Palliative Care, Hospice and Brain Health.

GHI also is the management agent for The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, Inc. serving low-income older adults in McLean and Great Falls, Virginia. GHI also advances its mission through the Goodwin House Foundation, a 501(c)(3) supporting foundation that provides financial support to current and future residents in need and to fund programs dedicated to promoting growth and education of staff as well as overall well-being and vibrant living as we age.

About the George Washington School of Nursing:

The George Washington University School of Nursing offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, PhD and certificate programs that make it possible for our students to succeed in providing high-quality, compassionate health care. As one of the top-ranked nursing schools in the nation, GW Nursing is proud to offer innovative educational programs led by top-tier faculty, supported by the latest in health care technology.

Our presence on GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, allows us to offer BSN students an expansive simulation center in which to prepare for encountering live patients.

GW Nursing is also committed to transforming policy, and having graduate faculty on our campus in Washington, D.C., allows us to maintain connections to the world’s most influential health organizations, such as the National Institutes of Health. Our students not only study the world but also work to improve it. And we make sure they have the resources and skills to do so.

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