A Record Year for JHF

Just a few months into 2022, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has been entrusted with over $25 million in public and private funds to ensure critical public health programs reach our community. This level of funding makes 2022 on...
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JHF Named Administrator for $9M in Maternal and Child Health Funding

On April 14, state Representative Morgan Cephas, state Senator Christine Tartaglione, Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and the Wolf administration, announced $25.6 million in American Rescue Plan funding to be allocat...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $450K in Grants, Including New Funding for Healthcare Safety Innovation Competition; Certifying and Reimbursing Doulas; and Seniors’ Recreation and Exercise Program

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board convened for its first meeting of the year on April 11, 2022 and approved new grants for launching a Healthcare Safety Competition and Virtual Exhibit; advancing the PA Doula Commission's wo...
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Ariana Longley Joins JHF for Patient Safety Initiative

Ariana Longley joins the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in May as a consultant to guide the planning and execution of the upcoming Healthcare Safety Competition and Virtual Exhibit. Longley spent the last seven years at the Patient Safet...
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New Staff and Accounting Contractor Join JHF

Sara Nelis will join the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) in May as the new project manager for the PA PQC and the Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City initiative. Nelis is currently completing her MSN and is a licensed nurse. Sh...
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University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Awards JHF Honorary Alumni Award

During the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing graduation ceremony on April 29, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) was recognized with an honorary alumni award. JHF is proud to receive this award. JHF has enjoyed a long, sto...
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JHF Meets with Community Health Worker Initiative Work Group

In April, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation convened local payers, foundations, workforce boards, and community health worker (CHW) groups to discuss strategies for retaining, building, and sustaining the CHW workforce in the region. Th...
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Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City Partners Unite and Uplift Communities Through Outreach Efforts

This is the second article in a series featuring the Pittsburgh: A Safer Childbirth City partners. Read the first article here. As part of Merck for Mothers' network of 20 Safer Childbirth Cities across the U.S., Pittsburgh: A Safer Ch...
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NASEM Releases National Nursing Home Quality Report with JHF as a Sponsor

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) have released a new report, "The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality: Honoring Our Commitment to Residents, Families, and Staff," sponsored by The Jo...
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Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network Kicks Off Second Quarter Programming

The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network educational programming is underway, with each quarter focusing on a new theme that relates to the Office of Long-Term Livings Incentive program. The second quarter webinars will cover t...
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Nancy Zionts and Amy Berman Present during Indiana University School of Medicine and MESH Coalition Grand Rounds

Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) COO & Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA, and The John A. Hartford Foundation Senior Program Officer Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN, presented during grand rounds held by the Indiana University Sc...
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Nancy Zionts Appointed to PA Association of Area Agencies on Aging Strategic Advisory Council

Congratulations to Jewish Healthcare Foundation COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA, who has been appointed to the strategic advisory council for the PA Association of Area Agencies on Aging. In this role, Zionts will contr...
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NPSB Coalition Advances Policy Progress

On April 25, the National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) Advocacy Coalition gathered for their second meeting of the year. Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, welcomed new members to the coaliti...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein Presents at Patient Safety Movement Foundation Conference

Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD joined a panel for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF)'s World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit held April 29 and 30. The panel focused o...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein Leads Patient Safety Panel for AcademyHealth National Conference

On April 4, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, led a panel of patient safety experts during the Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference, hosted by AcademyHealth in Washington, D.C...
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Healthy Simulation Conference Welcomes Karen Wolk Feinstein

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, presented twice during the Healthy Simulation Virtual Symposium on April 13, 2022. With other patient safety leaders, Dr. Feinstein discussed advocacy opport...
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Dr. Maliha Zahid Reaches New Heights of Innovative Research, Medical Practice… and Classical Dance

Physician scientist Maliha Zahid, MD, PhD, FACC, joined the JHF board in 2021 and has brought her multifaceted perspective and energy to her role. Dr. Zahid is a practicing cardiologist at ExcelaHealth Physician Practices and assistant...
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Many of JHF’s 2022 Priorities Highlighted in President Biden’s State of the Union

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board and staff were pleased to see so many of our key focus areas mentioned in President Biden's 2022 State of the Union address. We are looking forward to many opportunities this year to advance...
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Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Advisory Group Examines Initiative Progress

The Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home (RTNH) National and Statewide Advisory Group convened on March 9 for their first meeting of the year, to discuss the activities of initiative partners, recent policy announcements, and Age-Frien...
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2022 Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series Culminates in Action Plan Presentations

On March 23, the inaugural Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series hosted by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and the PA Youth Advocacy Network held its finale session. The series connected twenty-four high-school students across Penn...
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