HackMIT & the Pitt Challenge Recognize Patient Safety Award Winners

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's (PRHI) Patient Safety Technology Challenge celebrated the completion of two more patient safety awards. As part of the Challenge, PRHI sponsored awards at HackMIT and The Pitt Challenge durin...
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PRHI Funds Five Additional Patient Safety Technology Challenge Competitions Across the Country

Five additional competitions are participating in the Patient Safety Technology Challenge, funded by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and administered by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative. The Patient Safety Technology Challeng...
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Robert Ferguson Presents ‘Policy and Coalition Work for Establishing a National Patient Safety Board’ at the ACMQ 2022 Annual Conference

Jewish Health Foundation's Chief Policy Officer Robert Ferguson, MPH was a featured speaker at the 2022 Annual Conference of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ), leading the session "Policy and Coalition Work for Establishin...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein’s Viewpoint in the Pittsburgh Business Times: “Making Decisions with Eyes Wide Open”

The effect of limiting a women's right to choose to prevent or end a pregnancy on business, the workforce, and economic advancement was recently highlighted in an op-ed published in the Pittsburgh Business Times. "Making Decisions with...
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Nancy Zionts Joins Panel Discussion on Palliative Care Policy Opportunities

Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Chief Operating Officer and Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA, joined a panel discussion on Policy Opportunities to Advance Palliative Care during the fourth annual Palliative Research Center (P...
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JHF-Funded Virulent: The Vaccine Wars Hosts Premier Screening in Pittsburgh

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) attended the Virulent: The Vaccine War Pittsburgh premiere film screening hosted by WQED at the Carnegie Science Center on October 26. JHF was an early funder of the project which examines vaccine...
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JHF Staff Attend United States Conference on HIV/AIDS

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Chief Relationship Officer, Richard C. Smith, MSW and HIV Program Coordinator Christopher Garnett, MSS attended the 2022 United States Conference on HIV/AIDS in San Juan, Puerto Rico Oct. 8-11. The co...
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PA Youth Advocacy Network Members Attend Our Future in Mind Leadership Training

Five PA Youth Advocacy student leaders were accepted into the Our Future in Mind: Local Edition training program this month, including Connor Dalgaard, Alekhya Buragadda, Tyler Nolt, Mohammad Shedeed, and Brynne Sorley. In the program,...
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PA Youth Advocacy Network in the News: Post-Gazette Op-Ed, Interview in Public Source

On Oct. 7, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published the op-ed "Violence traumatizes teens. Here's one answer" by Colleen O. Fedor of The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The piece focused on the importance of mentoring ...
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JHF Welcomes New AIDS Free Pittsburgh Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Hazell Azzer Carpenter-Saunders has joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) as the AIDS Free Pittsburgh community outreach and engagement coordinator for the HIV/AIDS Team. In his role, he develops ongoing community engagement op...
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Endowment Honoring the Life’s Work of J. Usha Raj

On October 22 at The Lundquist Institute in Torrance, California, the Institute celebrated the investiture of Lynn M. Smith, MD as the J. Usha Raj Endowed Professor of Pediatrics. Smith is an investigator at The Lundquist Institute; pr...
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Caren Glotfelty and Dr. Elizabeth Miller Recognized as Pennsylvania’s 2022 Distinguished Daughters

Governor and First Lady Wolf recognized Pennsylvania's 2022 Distinguished Daughters on October 12. Among the 11 women recognized for their leadership, service, and extraordinary achievements were Caren Glotfelty and Dr. Elizabeth Mille...
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JHF Sponsors the Midwife Center’s 40th Anniversary Ruby Revelry

Several members of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the WHAMglobal team attended the Midwife Center's Ruby Revelry on September 30 to celebrate 40 years of service and honor the Center's founders. During the celebration, it exceede...
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Dr. Joanne Conroy Builds Resilient Health Systems Through Innovation and Compassion

Early in Dr. Joanne Conroy's tenure as a healthcare leader, a three-year-old girl was brought to the pediatric emergency room suffering from an asthma attack. While receiving nebulizer treatments, the end of the device became detached ...
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Dr. Neel Shah Receives the March of Dimes FDR Humanitarian Award

On October 29, the March of Dimes recognized Neel Shah, MD, MPP, FACOG as this year's recipient of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Humanitarian Award at its Boston Gala. A friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and WHAMglobal, ...
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Women of Impact Gather for Annual Retreat in Savannah

One of the most prestigious groups of women leaders in health and health care reunited in Savannah, Georgia on October 12 with over 50 Women of Impact gathering to discuss collective action in response to the Dobbs decision which rever...
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Former Staffer Joins Hospice Choral Group

Naida Reed, a former Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative employee, friend of the Foundation, and author of The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare: Improving Patient Care Using Toyota Base Methods, is one of a group of singers in ...
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Friend of JHF, Dr. Lewis H. Kuller, passes

It is with great sadness that the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) recognizes the passing of Dr. Lewis H. Kuller. As a leader in the Department of Epidemiology and later the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Pittsburgh, D...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves over $1M in Grants, Including Patient Safety Research at Carnegie Mellon; Women's Reproductive Health Emergency Grant Fund; and Oakland's LGBTQ-Friendly Senior Housing Community

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved over $1M in grants September 13, including funds to develop the Initiative for Patient Safety Research at Carnegie Mellon University; to establish the Women's Reproductive Health Eme...
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JHF’s Senior Work Featured in Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle Op-Ed

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation has maintained a vigorous aging agenda since its inception more than 30 years ago. This work was recently highlighted in an op-ed published in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle. "Seniors Matter to Us…Now ...
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