Leah Binder Champions Patient Safety on the National Stage

Patient safety expert Leah Binder, MA, MGA, is president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, an employer-driven national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. With Binder at the helm, the award-winning organization collects data from hospital...
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The Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $1.6M in Grants Including New Funding to Catalyze an Autonomous Patient Safety Industry in Pittsburgh and to Support an Arts and Education Program to Combat Hate

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) on December 6 approved new grants to begin the journey for Pittsburgh to become a national center for autonomous patient safety solutions and to support bringing a music and education program with...
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JHF Hiring Project Director for Autonomous Patient Safety Solutions

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation aims to identify, connect, and activate Pittsburgh's regional assets, leveraging our strengths in AI, ML, and life sciences innovation, to become a global leader for autonomous patient safety solutions....
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Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative Celebrates 2021 Successes, Discusses Future Priorities

On December 15, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) convened for a virtual learning session focused on the PA PQC's 2021 successes and upcoming 2022 initiatives, which will include a focus on substance use. The co...
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Up Next for Patient Safety New Episode Explores Anesthesiology

New episode of Up Next for Patient Safety available now! Why are some industries far ahead in applying safety technologies and making continuous progress? Why is health care behind? One medical specialty, however, defies this track and...
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Patient Safety Full Court Press Team Visits a Command Center

The Patient Safety Full Court Press Team met December 13 to take a virtual tour of a hospital command center. Increasingly popular, command centers deploy existing technology to track the movement of patients and ensure the rational us...
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JHF Hosts U.S. Department of Defense Officials for Healthcare Safety & Technology Discussion

On December 15, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) welcomed representatives from the United States Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center team, through JHF's partnership with Ronald Poropatich, MD, director of t...
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JHF Features Israeli HER Program at IWF Meeting

On November 30, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, and COO and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts helped to organize the International Women's Forum (IWF) Pittsburgh program on "Supporting P...
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JHF Guides PA Doula Commission to Launch as Nonprofit

The PA Doula Commission is pleased to announce its official launch as a nonprofit organization! The mission of The PA Doula Commission is to promote equitable access to doula services through workforce development for the doula profess...
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Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative Presents to CDC and Shares Progress Report

In December, the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative (RTNH) shared reports of their work from the past six months to advance the pilot project to trial and validate a better model of residential care for the Commonwealth of...
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The PA Health Funders Collaborative Sets 2022 Priorities and Strategies

The PA Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC)—a network of 40 health foundations across PA that works at the intersection of health philanthropy and policy—held its 14th Annual Conference on December 1 and 8. PHFC is chaired by Jewish Hea...
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Coalition for Quality at the End of Life Explores Communication on Advance Care Planning and Hospice/Palliative Care

The Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL) held a statewide quarterly meeting on December 2, organized by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF). Forty attendees joined the Zoom meeting, hosted by JHF COO and Chief Program Off...
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PA POLST Featured in New Edition of Seniors Blue Book

The PA POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) program, coordinated by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, is featured in an article in the Hospice Care section of the Fall 2021–Winter 2022 Greater Pittsburgh Area Seniors ...
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JHF, HCF, PRHI Boards Meet in New Offices for First Time, Welcome New JHF Board Members

On December 6, the Boards of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), Health Careers Futures and the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, gathered in-person for the first time since early 2020. Board members toured the new offices and...
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Apply for the 2022 Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series

Make your voice heard and join a movement for change! Apply for the 2022 Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series, a weekly series for high school students in Pennsylvania, hosted by the PA Youth Advocacy Network. With teens in the lead, the...
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Youth Advocates Connor Dalgaard and Luna Plaza Call for Teens to Join Mental Health Cause

Over the past year, youth mental health advocates Connor Dalgaard and Luna Plaza have been important leaders in the PA Youth Advocacy Network's work to promote teen mental health. Gearing up for a new teen leadership series in February...
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2021 Salk Health Activist Fellowship Concludes

The Salk Health Activist Fellowship wrapped on November 16, culminating in a program featuring presentations by fellows and remarks from esteemed experts in public health. The fellowship encouraged the next generation of health leaders...
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Pittsburgh Renews Efforts to End the HIV Epidemic 40 Years After First Cases Reported

On November 18, Mayor Bill Peduto designated Pittsburgh as a Fast-Track City, making Pittsburgh the latest member of a global network of over 300 U.S. cities and municipalities committed to ending the HIV epidemic by 2030. Through the ...
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Up Next for Patient Safety Podcast Episodes Cover Health Equity, Pandemic Preparedness

New episodes of Up Next for Patient Safety available now! Are Black and Brown people at greater risk of medical errors in the U.S.? What are federal agencies doing to track and reform practices to make health care safer for those most ...
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NPSB Policy & Advocacy Coalition Calls for Patient Safety in Mental Health

In November, the National Patient Safety Board Policy & Advocacy Coalition called for the Senate Finance Committee's attention to patient safety in mental health. The growing coalition of health care experts say that by building a ...
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