MCLEAN, Va. — Artis Senior Living, a McLean-based owner-operator, has partnered with Johns Hopkins physicians to launch the Artis Safety Council.
The physicians, along with a cross-discipline group of Artis associates and healthcare leaders, seek to focus on maximizing the safety and well-being of residents, associates and families. For several weeks, the council has been strengthening the health and safety protocols for the challenge of COVID-19.
The council will provide guidance in regard to the latest science of dealing with the new virus, along with looking ahead at other potential community health issues that could arise.
The members of the Artis Safety Council include:
- Michele Bellantoni, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is the certified medical director for post-acute and long-term care at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, medical director of Johns Hopkins Bayview Specialty Hospital Programs and serves as vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Medical Directors Association.
- Morgan Jane Katz, an assistant professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a member of the independent Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes that will advise the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Her area of clinical expertise is infectious diseases.
- Ravi Passi, an attending physician in partnership with Artis at Olney Assisted Living in Maryland. He is board-certified in internal medicine and has been in practice in Montgomery County, Maryland, since 1985. He trained at DC General and Georgetown University Hospitals. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a certified medical director for long-term care, as well as a member of the board of the MMDA and The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.