JHF’s Ambitious Vision for 2022

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation staff began the new year with an ambitious vision and a wish for a healthier, safer America. The exercise was to imagine what we could achieve in 2022 by leveraging our collective skills and assets and ...
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Ken Kizer, Carolyn Clancy, David Mayer Reflect on Patient Safety Podcast

In a special Up Next for Patient Safety episode to kick off the new year, three renowned leaders in patient safety offer critical insight on where we've come from and how to move forward. Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein and special gues...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein and David Classen Present National Patient Safety Board to the EHR Association

On January 12, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, and patient safety pioneer David C. Classen, MD, MS, professor of medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, presented the National Pa...
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JHF Seeks Proposals to Offer HIV/AIDS Services

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is seeking proposals from interested and qualified agencies to provide services for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS through two Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Proposals should address p...
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JHF Grants $10K to Israel Healthcare Foundation

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is pleased to grant the Israel Healthcare Foundation $10,000 in support of an initiative by Israel's largest state-mandated health service organization, Clalit, to train 65 experienced nurses to become ...
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Pittsburgh Business Times Publishes JHF Op-Ed on Crisis in Mental Health Workforce

Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein authored an op-ed published January 14 in the Pittsburgh Business Times highlighting the crisis facing our mental health services. Under-resourced, understaffed, ...
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JHF and Mentoring Partnership Series on Mentoring and Mental Health Launches in February

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the Mentoring Partnership are teaming up to explore the role mentoring plays in youth mental health in a 4-part community discussion series: Where Mentoring and Youth Mental Health Meet. In this fre...
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Death and Dying Fellowship Important as Ever in COVID Era

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)'s 2022 Feinstein Fellowship on Death and Dying commenced with its first virtual session on January 24. Over the nine three-hour sessions, participants will learn, confront, and discuss the legal, ...
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PA DHS Awards Grant for Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative

The PA Department of Human Services has confirmed a $125,000 grant to the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in support of the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative (RTNH). Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have long been plagued w...
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JHF Leading End-of-Life Course at CMU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Three members of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) team are leading a class at Carnegie Mellon University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute this winter. "Closure: Discussing the Last Chapter" is being taught by Judith Black, MD,...
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JHF Presents Long-Term Care Webinar with PA Department of Human Services

On January 19, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) partnered with the Pennsylvania Office of Long Term Living (OLTL) to provide a webinar on COVID-19 testing requirements, vaccines, and boosters to hundreds of long-term care facilit...
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PA Perinatal Quality Collaborative Co-Hosts Statewide Maternal Health Awareness Day Event

On January 21, the Pennsylvania Section of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (PA ACOG) and the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) collaborated to hold a Maternal Health Awareness Day event. Penn...
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Welcoming New Staff Member Emily Magoc

Emily Magoc, RN-BSN, MPH joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in January as a quality improvement facilitator for the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC). She earned her MPH at the University of Michigan School of ...
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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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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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