Michael (“Mitch”) Levy began his career in the field of education in some of the most troubling institutions for high school students in Brooklyn, NY in the late 90’s. Spending time in education was a natural progression for the talents and passion Mitch had since an early age.
Mitch started and ran a successful “Go On Graduates” program at an inner city high school with the sole mission of keeping high school kids in school long enough to be able to convince them to proceed to higher education. Having a 30 percent success rate in this venture gave Mitch the success he needed to get the program off the ground.
In 2001 Mitch founded and led an undergrad higher education program for
college aged students in Brooklyn NY. As the founding Dean of this institution, Mitch was responsible for the curriculum development and seeing it through to its founding class of graduates. Having an initial success in this program, Mitch expanded recruitment and opened a dormitory to allow students to reside on campus and enhance their undergrad experience. In his role as Dean and Co-Founder of the school, Mitch taught higher education classes in Philosophy, Jewish History, and Talmudic Law.
Looking for a change of scenery and a drive for his natural leadership role, Mitch decided to embark on a new mission. After a successful 15 years in education, Mitch enter the field of Long Term Care. Beginning at ground level in this highly competitive and challenging field, Mitch embraced the challenge and worked his way through the ranks in the Administrator In Training (AIT) position.
In his first LTC position, Mitch was tasked with assuming responsibilities of the Maintenance, Housekeeping and Dietary departments while maintaining full compliance with local, state, and federal life safety regulations. Transitioning from there, Mitch became the Administrator of Record with a 1 tag annual state survey.
After 2 years at Global Healthcare, Mitch was recruited to work at Marquis Healthcare Services based in Brick, NJ. Mitch successfully transitioned the SNF from prior owners to Marquis as well as transitioning an Assisted Living unit to a fully licensed and fully functional SNF unit with a focus on Subacute care.
In his stint at Marquis, Mitch reduced expenses to a company best HPPD (Hourly Per Patient Day) rate within the entire Marquis organization.
In 2018, Mitch returned to the original facility where he started out as an AIT to assume the AOR role at Caring Heart Nursing and Rehab. In this 250 bed SNF, Mitch trained and recruited key leadership personnel for the clinical and operations department in a very challenging facility located in inner city Philadelphia. Mitch maintained high occupancy rates while focusing on successful patient outcomes, strong clinical leadership and improvement on expense and budget reduction efforts.
In 2020, a few short weeks before the Covid-19 Pandemic, Mitch began his role at Paramount Healthcare Services as a Senior Administrator in a south New Jersey facility. In this role at Paramount, Mitch spent a great deal of time and effort developing and implementing Infection Control policies and procedures. This resulted in three deficiency free
Infection Control Surveys and only one deficiency during Annual Survey amidst several Covid outbreaks. Mitch successfully led the rebuilding efforts at Paramount after several Covid related deaths and loss of staff due to the pandemic. Mitch joined Recover-Care Colorado as COO in June 2021.