Long-Term Care Learning Network Concludes First Year of Programming with Annual Gathering/Learning Collaborative Webinar

The Pennsylvania Community Health Choices Long-Term Care Learning Network (LTC LN) ended a very successful first year of educational programming with an annual gathering/learning collaborative webinar held on December 8. One hundred si...
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Dr. Susan L. Greenspan Receives UPMC Senior Services Grand Champion Award

Susan L. Greenspan, MD, friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, recently received the UPMC Senior Services Grand Champion Award, the highest honor awarded to an individual who has provided unparalleled leadership in improving ...
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Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Partners Present at National Conference

Poster projects highlighting the work of Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home were presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Nov. 2-6. The two accepted posters w...
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New Plans for JAA Site Realize Vision for an Urban Senior Village in Squirrel Hill

On October 10, the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA) announced plans to sell part of its property on Browns Hill Road in Squirrel Hill to develop an innovative urban senior village, a model the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has ad...
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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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PA Long-Term Care Learning Network Quarterly Learning Collaborative Highlights Successful Skill-Building Strategies for Staff

One of the true highlights of the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network is seeing the "all teach all learn" philosophy at the core of the program in action. On September 15, it was on full display as the program wrapped its thir...
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PA POLST Virtual Continuing Education Modules Now Available

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Coalition for Quality at the End of Life are pleased to announce the launch of a redesigned Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) continuing education program. The new POLST Lear...
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Nancy Zionts Presents to DOH, OIG on Challenges Facing Nursing Homes

On August 22, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Chief Operating Officer/Chief Program Officer Nancy Zionts, MBA presented "Quality and Safety in Skilled Nursing" at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Office of the Inspect...
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JHF’s Full Court Press for Senior Residential Living Achieves Success in Advocating for Pennsylvania’s Nursing Homes

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation's (JHF's) Senior Residential Living Full Court Press Team has succeeded in influencing Pennsylvania's budget dedicated to long-term care. In July, the Pennsylvania Legislature and Governor Tom Wolf agre...
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JHF Delivers Webinar on COVID-19 Therapeutics to Statewide Audience

Outpatient COVID-19 treatment and preventive therapies can improve patient outcomes and save lives. Oral antivirals and monoclonal antibodies for pre-exposure prophylaxis are now widely available in Pennsylvania, but the Commonwealth i...
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Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative Partners Reflect on Progress in Annual Grant Review

One June 21, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Aging Team staff and project partners for the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative convened virtually to reflect on the past year's efforts as part of the annual grant review s...
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Participants Share Best Practices in PA Long-Term Care Learning Network Quarterly Learning Collaborative

On June 22, the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network presented its first Quarterly Learning Collaborative to highlight peer-to-peer education delivered to nursing facility staff and leadership over the past three months. This w...
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Senior Living Full Court Press Addresses Implications of NASEM Report on Nursing Home Quality

The May 4 Senior Residential Living Full Court Press meeting focused on the recommendations contained in a highly anticipated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), The National Imperative to...
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New PA POLST Live Virtual Course Launches

On May 3, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and Pennsylvania POLST presented the new POLST: Doing it Right! Virtual Course to a multidisciplinary group of 22 adult learners from across the commonwealth. The virtual course was adap...
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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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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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