Juniper Communities Named NJBIZ 2021 Healthcare Hero – PR Web


Juniper Communities, a leader in quality, value, and innovation in long-term care, is proud to announce it has been named a winner of the NJBIZ 2021 Healthcare Heroes award, which recognizes excellence, innovation, and honors those making a positive impact on the quality of health care in New Jersey.

Chosen by a panel of independent judges, the Healthcare Heroes Awards program shines a light on individuals and organizations across 12 categories and celebrates their significant contributions to the health care industry and landscape in New Jersey. Winners will be honored during a virtual Healthcare Heroes recognition event on August 24 and will be profiled in NJBIZ, the state’s leading business journal.

Juniper Communities was recognized for its proactive strategy to protect its residents and chronically ill older adults from the effects of Covid-19 and for its outstanding track record of driving effective data-driven initiatives to advance the health of its residents. The programs developed by Juniper are making a positive impact throughout New Jersey and nationwide.

“Juniper is very honored to be recognized by NJBIZ as a 2021 Healthcare Hero,” said Lynne Katzmann, founder, and CEO of Juniper Communities. “This award is a testament to the exceptional commitment of Juniper team members who have worked together to bring advances in the long-term care environment.”

Juniper was an early leader in implementing testing, staffing cohorts, and PPE procedures to protect its residents. Juniper was the first to announce that receiving the Covid-19 vaccine would be a condition of employment to protect the health and safety of residents and associates. The company obtained a 95% compliance rate among associates and 97% among residents at the time this data was compiled.

“Juniper takes pride in leading the charge for vaccine compliance,” maintains Katzmann. “Our goal is to do everything possible to protect our residents and our team members and their families.”

Juniper also created a highly touted medical concierge program called Connect4Life that integrates a resident’s care among all providers. Juniper’s C4L provides high tech/high touch medical and wellness care, integrated with electronic health records (EHR) and coordinated via a “medical concierge” approach. This initiative serves as a model for senior living providers looking to be part of post-acute care continuum; it also differentiates Juniper’s senior living from home care as a solution for high care/high needs individuals. The over-arching goal is to minimize the risk for re-hospitalizations and maximize the overall well-being of the individuals.

About Juniper Communities, LLC

Juniper Communities, a leader in quality, value, and innovation in long-term care, operates seniors housing communities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Texas that emphasize residents’ well-being, interaction, and security. Its approach to housing and care offers residents the opportunity to live a full life, regardless of age or health. Juniper’s innovative Connect4Life program has been proven to improve residents’ care by decreasing hospitalizations, re-hospitalizations, and urgent care visits, while offering potential cost savings to public programs such as Medicare. To learn more about the many ways Juniper Communities innovates in support of our residents, visit

Share article on social media or email: