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Framingham Nurse Known In Boston Globe Annual “Salute To Nurses”

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Framingham resident Bozhena Kogan was recognized in the annual “Salute to Nurses” published in The Boston Globe this week for her work as a Senior Director of Nursing at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale.

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center is a campus of Hebrew SeniorLife, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. The facility was cited as one of Boston’s top pleasures to work in 2021 by the Globe, and it is New England’s largest nonprofit provider of senior health care and living communities.

Kogan was nominated by her colleague, RN Nurse Manager Ross Mangilog, for her leadership, particularly during the pandemic.

“Being a nursing leader is not an easy task,” Mangilog said in his nomination. “It’s great to be called a leader, but few are actually worthy of this title. Bozhena Kogan is one of the very few.”

He noted that she “started at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center as a naïve new grad nurse and matured into our highly regarded Senior Director of Nursing” at Hebrew SeniorLife Rehabilitation Ceenter’s Roslindale campus.

“Hebrew SeniorLife delivers world-class clinical quality, and we cultivate that through employee engagement and offering many opportunities for ongoing education and workforce development,” according to Tammy Retalic, the center’s chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services. “Nurses are people who care; nurses like Bozhena Kogan inspire other staffers. They truly make a difference in the lives of our residents every day. We couldn’t be more proud.”

The annual “Salute to Nurses” recognizes area nurses whose dedication and caring have saved lives, soothed fears, and eased the pain of countless patients and their families.

Hebrew SeniorLife offers many opportunities for nurses to advance their careers through professional development, tuition assistance, and leadership opportunities, according to a statement. It serves as a clinical training site for students seeking RN, LPN, or CNA degrees, and it trains nursing students in inpatient and outpatient settings from partner schools including Academy Health Care, Regis College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Massachusetts General Institute for Health Professionals, and Labouré College.

Hebrew SeniorLife is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Hebrew SeniorLife cares for more than 3,000 seniors a day across six campuses throughout Greater Boston.

Its locations include: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-Boston and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-NewBridge in Dedham; New Bridge on the Charles, Dedham; Orchard Cove, Canton; Simon C. Fireman Community, Randolph; Center Communities of Brookline, Brookline; and Jack SatterHouse, Revere.

Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife also conducts influential research into aging at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research and trains more than 1,000 geriatric care providers each year.

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