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  • Publications & Videos | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    Israel 16 Labor Induction 1 Long Term Care 22 Observation Status 3 Patient Centered Medical Home 20 Payment Reform 19 Process Standardization 54 Public Health 24 Readmissions Reduction 40 Ventilator Associated Pneumonia 3 JHF ORG Publications Videos Videos Videos The Empowered Patient October 2014 Videos The Empowered Patient is a half hour Jewish Healthcare Foundation sponsored special examining the new relationship between patients and providers in a world teeming with

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  • Publications & Videos | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    Chronic Disease 42 Clinical Pharmacy 19 Electronic Health Records 24 Emergency Department 9 End of Life 20 HIV AIDS 23 Infection Control 14 Israel 16 Labor Induction 1 Long Term Care 22 Observation Status 3 Patient Centered Medical Home 20 Payment Reform 19 Process Standardization 54 Public Health 24 Readmissions Reduction 40 Ventilator Associated Pneumonia 3 JHF ORG Publications Videos WINDOW Newsletter WINDOW Newsletter March 2016 WINDOW March 2016 WINDOW Newsletter January February 2016 WINDOW Newsletter February 2016 WINDOW Newsletter November December 2015 WINDOW December 2015 WINDOW Newsletter A roundup of Foundation news events and milestones October 2015 WINDOW October 2015 WINDOW Newsletter September 2015 WINDOW September 2015 WINDOW Newsletter July August 2015 WINDOW August 2015 WINDOW Newsletter June 2015 WINDOW June 2015 WINDOW Newsletter May 2015 WINDOW May 2015 WINDOW Newsletter April 2015 WINDOW April 2015 WINDOW Newsletter March 2015 WINDOW March 2015 WINDOW Newsletter January February 2015 WINDOW February 2015 WINDOW Newsletter November 2014 WINDOW November 2014 WINDOW Newsletter October 2014 WINDOW October 2014 WINDOW Newsletter September 2014 WINDOW September 2014 WINDOW Newsletter August 2014 WINDOW August 2014 WINDOW Newsletter July 2014 WINDOW July 2014 WINDOW Newsletter Programs Projects Closure Community Health Workers Fellowships Fine Awards for Teamwork

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  • Press Releases | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    Initiative a Featured Contributor in New Book on Harnessing Wisdom of Learning Collaboratives to Improve Care Save Lives February 16 2016 Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees Approves 1 5 Million in Grants December 7 2015 Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees Approves 1 333 000 in Grants September 1 2015 View Archived Press Releases Programs Projects Closure Community Health Workers Fellowships Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care

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  • News Archive | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette August 17 2014 2014 Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care Announced August 1 2014 JHF Awards Grants For Education on Genetic Diseases and Viruses and for HPV Outreach Health Affairs Grantwatch Blog June 25 2014 JHF sponsors Empowered Patient documentary on WQED TV June 11 2014 2014 Fine Award for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care Call for Applications May 22 2014 Five Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering students have been selected to participate in the QI 2 T Health Innovators Fellowship April 28 2014 JHF has approved a grant to fund the development of a genetic health curriculum for middle school students at Pittsburgh s three Jewish day schools April 24 2014 JHF President and CEO Karen Feinstein celebrates winners of the Fine Awards established by Milton and Sheila Fine to honor teamwork excellence in health care April 21 2014 JHF Chief Medical Officer Keith Kanel discusses efforts by hospitals to improve patient access while also containing costs April 11 2014 The JHF affiliated Pittsburgh Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases hosts a continuing medical education program on the influence of genetic screening in primary care practices March 25 2014 Local mental health professionals note PRHI s leading role in treating both behavioral and physical health issues in primary care settings March 24 2014 JHF consultant Jonathan Weinkle MD explains how 2013 Fine Award winners honored patients end of life treatment wishes March 5 2014 JHF President and CEO Karen Feinstein explains how the Foundation s Medical Assistant Champions program will make MAs an integral member of a patient s primary care team March 3 2014 Health care group work to boost HPV awareness Pittsburgh Post Gazette February 7 2014 JHF launches a public awareness campaign to increase uptake of the HPV vaccine February 7 2014 Grants awarded for online sign ups Pittsburgh Business Times January 8 2014 Bring integrated health care to Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Post Gazette Op Ed December 30 2013 Salk Fellowship has unusual challenge Pittsburgh Business Times October 31 2013 JHF Israeli partnerships reap gains in medical knowledge The Jewish Chronicle October 28 2013 Highmark wins top Fine Award Pittsburgh Business Times October 26 2013 Johnstown native selected to help launch health program Johnstown Tribune Democrat October 20 2013 PRHI opens sixth turbo charged clinic Pittsburgh Business Times October 16 2013 Health Insurance for Uninsured Kicks off on Tuesday KDKA TV September 30 2013 Better science one key to better mental health Pittsburgh Post Gazette September 29 2013 JAA Board OKs 500 000 for electronic medical records The Jewish Chronicle September 4 2013 Long term care providers get electronic medical records help Pittsburgh Business Times August 23 2013 ACA changes create need for new kind of workforce Pittsburgh Business Times July 12 2013 Pittsburgh VA joins organization to fight Legionnaires Pittsburgh Post Gazette July 2 2013 Life and death A nurse s story Pittsburgh Post Gazette June 30 2013 Panel to fight Legionella bacteria blamed in deadly outbreak at

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  • 2016 Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    important discoveries The Fines seek to have the awardees work directly with young professionals to communicate the methods they use and the value they derive from offering the safest most reliable most satisfying care possible The 2016 Fine Awards will recognize teamwork excellence in a primary care practice hospital unit and skilled nursing or behavioral health unit The winners will have the opportunity to spread their knowledge and commitment to

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  • 2014 Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    Infection control prevents unnecessary pain expense and death said Milton Fine chairman of The Fine Foundation Pain management relieves suffering and it gives patients hope and a greater measure of control of their lives Both processes relieve the anguish of patients families and caregivers Working together with the energy the creativity and the enthusiasm that we celebrate this evening we can reach clarity sanity and effectiveness in our health care The values that drive your work will inspire others and your leadership will move us toward a better healthcare system Fine Awards winners chosen by a national panel of experts in infection control and pain management were required to demonstrate evidence of sustainable quality improvement The recent Ebola outbreak in Africa and isolated cases in the U S noted JHF President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein PhD has raised public awareness of the need to control infection but this certainly is not a new issue healthcare associated infections HAIs have been a major threat to patient safety since there was health care We do however know that most HAIs can be prevented through strict adherence to evidence based practices JHF s Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative a regional health improvement collaborative that is an operating arm of the Foundation has demonstrated that quite successfully in a number of settings Progress has been made in HAI prevention but there is still much room for improvement The second area of focus pain management was selected because of the ubiquity of pain One in four Americans lives with pain some only for brief periods some chronically The Institute of Medicine IOM reports that 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain These two measures were once seen as byproducts of medicine but no longer Dr Feinstein continued Through the Fine Awards we reward teams who

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  • 2013 Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    was Care at the End of Life focusing on helping patients make informed decisions and ease physical emotional and financial burdens at the end of life This year s winners show a deep commitment to putting patients first in end of life decisions said Milton Fine chairman of The Fine Foundation Through ingenuity and teamwork they partner with patients and families to ensure patient dignity and that patient preferences for how they want to live out the end of their lives are honored A distinguished panel of regional and national experts selected the winners based on evidence of data focused on a number of criteria including informed choices pain management and advanced directives Increasingly healthcare providers recognize the roadblocks patients face in receiving the end of life care that they want and need said Karen Wolk Feinstein president and CEO of JHF We are proud to partner with The Fine Foundation to honor the excellent work being done locally to eliminate gaps in care and align financial incentives with desired treatment options Medical care during life s final stages consumes substantial healthcare dollars and is often inattentive to patient preferences This year s entries illustrate the importance of organizations like

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  • 2012 Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    focusing on improving outcomes for patients who are transitioning in and out of or between different types of care settings and providers This year s winners illustrate the dramatic difference that good transitions and integrated care teams can make to patient outcomes said Milton Fine president and chairman of The Fine Foundation By putting the needs of the patient first these organizations have come up with creative solutions to break down the silos that have historically separated different care settings and created confusion delay and needless suffering A distinguished team of regional and national experts comprised the selection committee that selected the winners With the growing awareness of the need for improved outcomes more healthcare providers are turning to continuous improvement models or Lean methodology as an effective way to design and deliver better care We were delighted with the caliber and quantity of entries which proves that the ongoing work of organizations like the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative results in the successful dissemination of these best practices said Karen Wolk Feinstein president and CEO of JHF The 2012 Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Transitions of Care Partnerships Gold Award Winner UPMC Montefiore and Montefiore

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