Ovation Communities Welcomes New President

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As he rolls up his sleeves and prepares for a new challenge, Mike Silverman is ready to jump in and lead Ovation Communities as the organization’s next President.

Joining Ovation Communities from across the country at Heritage Pointe in Orange County, Calif., Mike Silverman has 27 years of senior living healthcare experience, and is looking forward to the next chapter of his career.

“Throughout the Jewish home world, Ovation Communities is considered to be a premier organization,” Silverman said. “I am going to work tirelessly to make sure that the legacy of Milwaukee’s Jewish community and Ovation continues to be strong.”

Building upon almost 120 years of Ovation Communities’ care and history, Silverman first plans to learn how everything at Ovation flows, understand relationships, policies, and procedures. Beyond that, Silverman is going to immerse himself in Milwaukee’s Jewish community by becoming active and joining a synagogue.

“I want to understand everything,” Silverman said. “Then I want to start figuring out how I can make a difference and continue to build on the level of excellence expected of Ovation Communities.

“I’m very much the type of person that’s going to say to any of our staff, ‘if you need some help, let me know,’” Silverman continued. “I do not expect everybody to be able to do all things. I think it is important when you’re running an organization that you roll up your sleeves, and you get in there and work with, and alongside, your team.”

Bringing a skillset with expertise in operations and leadership, Silverman is most excited to build relationships and get to know residents and staff.

“I’ve always built exceptional relationships with my team,” Silverman said. “I think that you have to really value your employees and you have to let them know how important they are to the organization, so they know that they’re appreciated.

“I also love having the opportunity to sit and visit with residents and get to know them personally,” Silverman continued. “What really makes the biggest difference is when you have an opportunity to sit with a resident or sit with the family and impact them in some way that improves their quality of life, and I think that’s very special.”

Recognized as a seasoned leader with impressive experience growing and expanding senior living communities, it was clear that Mike Silverman was the perfect choice to lead Ovation Communities, according to Jewish Home Chairman of the Board, Jay Frank.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to Ovation Communities. He is a Jewish community professional dedicated to making our community as strong and vibrant as possible,” Frank said. “Mike has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, including assisted living, independent living, memory care, and skilled nursing.

“In getting to know Mike, it is clear that his industry expertise, leadership qualities and character make him a perfect fit for this role. We are truly blessed to have found Mike Silverman who will carry on Mike Sattell’s legacy of strengthening and growing Ovation Communities.”