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Trustee Profile: Rema Padman, PhD

Professor of Management Science and Healthcare Informatics, Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy JHF Trustee beginning January 2019Health Careers Futures Trustee since 2017Pittsburgh Reg...
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Staff Profile: Robert Ferguson, MPH, Director of Government Grants and Policy

As the grandson and nephew of orthopedists, the teenage Robert Ferguson was taken with the idea of becoming a doctor.  "I was really interested in the ethics of the patient-physician relationship," Ferguson recalled. "There's some...
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Former Salk, Patient Safety fellow joins JHF staff

Steven Guo joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on September 23 as a program associate supporting the foundation's fellowship programs, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC), and the Reinvesting in Health Initiat...
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It’s in Orbit! Liftoff PGH 2020 Initiative Launched at All Boards Retreat

​It's been in the works for months, but now it's real: Liftoff PGH 2020 has fired off. All three operating boards of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation gathered last week for the launch of an event that we hope will prepare the Pittsburg...
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Women of Impact: Public Health Cohort Gathers in Pittsburgh

Two dozen members of the newly established Women of Impact Public Health Cohort gathered in Pittsburgh last month to reflect and recharge. Meeting August 7-9 at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's airy 26th floor conference space, the w...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Gives $20,000 Award for Excellence in Maternity Care

Twenty-nine graduate students and young professionals representing 17 healthcare disciplines participated in the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF) Patient Safety Fellowship and awarded $20,000 to Penn Medicine's Hospital of the Univ...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $115K to Support Teen Mental Health and Reduce Maternal Mortality

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation on August 26 approved three grants to extend its efforts in support of adolescent behavioral health and maternal health. The grants support initiatives to engage teens in mental health and mental wellne...
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JHF Gives Leading Presentation on Senior Health Care of the Future at AJAS Conference

Innovators such as Amazon and Uber have disrupted the retail and transportation industries, and health care is not far Behind. With more than 72 million Baby Boomers in the United States driving consumer trends, these companies have se...
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Farrell Rubenstein, one of JHF’s architects, honored

On August 26, JHF trustees paid tribute to former Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board Chair Farrell Rubenstein for his roles both in creating the foundation as a legacy organization to Montefiore Hospital, and for his strong leadership ...
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Ed Gainey, Terry Starz Lead Fit with a Legislator; Upcoming Fit Events Sept. 7, 26

Some 25 participants joined state Rep. Ed Gainey and Jewish Healthcare Foundation board member Terry Starz, MD, for a walk August 20 as part of JHF's Fit with a Legislator program. Co-sponsored by JHF's Senior Connections and AARP...
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JHF Trustee Profile: Steve Irwin, equity partner at Leech Tishman

Steven D. Irwin, J.D., equity partner at Leech Tishman, is a Trustee of Jewish Healthcare Foundation, and Co-Chair of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative. He has served on numerous other civic and nonprofit boards. Current servic...
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Staff Profile: Sue Steele, Project Coordinator, HIV/AIDS Team

Growing up, Sue Steele thought she'd become an art teacher. The native of Vandergrift, Westmoreland County studied visual arts and arts education at Penn State University, with her first classroom job at a Pittsburgh public middle scho...
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Former JHF intern joins staff supporting maternal health initiative

Elizabeth Balskus joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on Aug. 12 as Quality Improvement Facilitator for Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative. The collaborative, known as the PA PQC, was launched in April by JHF to bring tog...
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Consultant to assist with Liftoff PGH 2020

Kinsey Casey joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on August 19 as a consultant supporting next year's Liftoff PGH, a conference and ongoing process to position the Pittsburgh region as center for healthcare innovation. Casey comes t...
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Applications Now Open for 2019 Salk Health Activist Fellowship

As our nation prepares for an important election year, the 2019 Jonas Salk Health Activist Fellowship will help emerging health activists learn how to grab the public's attention on a major health and social issue and spur action, usin...
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Liftoff PGH: Regional stakeholders unite to prepare for September 2020 innovation summit

Thought leaders across various sectors of health care, research, and technology packed JHF's top-floor conference room last month to brainstorm plans for Liftoff PGH next year. Liftoff PGH is the much-anticipated un-conv...
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HIV/AIDS team earns substantial boost in state funding

 Several months of persistence by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's HIV/AIDS team has paid off in a big way. On June 27, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced it will provide an additional $895,388 for the 2019-2020 fis...
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PRHI concludes five-year Quality Innovation Network contract

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative has concluded its five-year Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization subcontract with Quality Insights, successfully engaging 8,480 participants across five states in quality...
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Women of Impact gather in DC to strengthen leadership, consider action

Some 40 members of Women of Impact gathered in Washington DC last month to strengthen relationships and discuss actions – individual and shared – related to increasing women executive leadership and representation in health care, membe...
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Findings about Spain’s senior care shared with trustees

JHF staff, board members, and guests broke bread July 29 while discussing how Spain cares for its seniors and those living with dementia. Trustees David Ehrenwerth, Debra L. Caplan, Elliot Oshrey, and Steve Irwin; and Tomi Waters, DEd....
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