Dr. Vineet Arora Equips a Safer, Better Health System for All

If you ask Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, why she is steadfastly committed to improving patient safety, she'll say she was put on the path early in life. A medical error made during her mother's pregnancy resulted in her brother being born wi...
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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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Stuart Fisk Embodies Health Activism

Everyone deserves access to compassionate health care, and few know this as well as Stuart Fisk, CRNP. His life's work has been dedicated to HIV activism, research, prevention, and care for persons living with HIV disease. Fisk's work ...
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Dr. Hardeep Singh Earns Prestigious John M. Eisenberg Award for Lifetime Work Improving Patient Safety

Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, an informatics leader, patient safety advocate and innovator, and friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), has been awarded the Individual Achievement Award in the 20th John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety ...
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Sally Zubairu-Cofield: Reinvigorating & Reimagining the Pennsylvania WIC Program

Sally Zubairu-Cofield was 19, pregnant and scared when she walked into a WIC Program office in southern Prince George's County, Maryland. Confronted with poor customer service and the stigma of teen pregnancy, she left that day embarra...
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AJ Harper Propels Action and Collaboration to Improve Quality of Care

AJ Harper, MBA, a longtime friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), has built a career rooted in the belief that a focus on patient safety, reducing clinical variation, and ...
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Dr. Judy Black Champions End-of-Life Care for All

From her humble beginnings in rural Punxsutawney, education was always a priority for Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Medical Advisor Judy Black, MD, MHA. Her passion for learning and for sharing her knowledge has led Dr. Black on a...
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Dr. Maliha Zahid Reaches New Heights of Innovative Research, Medical Practice… and Classical Dance

Physician scientist Maliha Zahid, MD, PhD, FACC, joined the JHF board in 2021 and has brought her multifaceted perspective and energy to her role. Dr. Zahid is a practicing cardiologist at ExcelaHealth Physician Practices and assistant...
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Jason Kunzman Serves Pittsburgh and Jewish Community with Commitment to Innovation and Excellence

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has called Kunzman a friend since 2003, long before he assumed his current position as chief program officer at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC). At JHF, Kunzman served as t...
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World Traveler Dr. Lisa Simpson Drives Health Policy Innovation

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCH, MPH, FAAP is a true citizen of the world. As president and CEO of AcademyHealth, she has boosted critical conversations within health policy and health services research in Washington, D.C. and across the United ...
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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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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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Dr. Elizabeth Miller Elevates Pittsburgh Communities through Public Health Advocacy

A beloved member of the Pittsburgh community and a longtime partner of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Elizabeth "Liz" Miller, MD, PhD, FSAHM, is a champion of adolescent medicine and public health. She is a professor of pediatrics, ...
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Terry Fulmer: Pioneering Age-Friendly Care

An internationally recognized expert in geriatrics, Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, has risen to prominence in the fields of nursing, academia, health care, and philanthropy. Having received widespread recognition for her research and cli...
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Tausi Suedi: Global, Maternal, and Child Health Champion

The COVID-19 pandemic brought more threats than solely the danger of a new disease to communities around the world. The pandemic exacerbated pre-existing disparities and increased barriers to addressing them, especially for women's hea...
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Innovating Patient Safety with David Classen

One of the Foremost Patient Safety Thought Leaders Continues to Trailblaze  Throughout the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's work to propose a National Patient Safety Board, David Classen, MD, MS, has been a unique and invaluable par...
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A Legacy of Literacy and Love with Heartwood Ethics Curriculum Creator Ellie Childs

Each day at Winchester Thurston, a young Eleanore Nix would read the school's credo emblazoned on the stairwell wall: "Think also of the comfort and the rights of others." This mantra would act as a moral compass for Nix (who would lat...
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Dr. Ken Ho Leverages Insights from Innovative HIV/AIDS Work to Help Examine Disparities and Advance Community Health Throughout Pandemic

 Why HIV experts turned into some of the best COVID-19 leaders When the threat of COVID-19 descended, University of Pittsburgh infectious disease expert Ken Ho, MD, MPH was well-primed to step up to the challenge. For 14 years, Dr...
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Dr. Ann McGaffey Brings Creativity and Playfulness to Increase HPV Vaccinations

Youth and adolescent vaccinations may have decreased nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not at the UPMC St. Margaret Bloomfield-Garfield Family Health Center. In 2020, Ann McGaffey, MD and her team at the Health Center saw th...
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