Einstein In The News
Being sick or hospitalized during the holidays can be difficult, so for nine years now, employees at Einstein have provided the gift of warmth and this year the delivery team had a new edition – Pender, the adorable and beloved facility dog.
This program is meant to assist the Russian-speaking seniors in their efforts of going through the healthcare system. This program was made possible by a grant from The Bernard and Etta Weinberg Family Fund, in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
Einstein Medical Center’s Pride Program, an LGBT-centered division, received a $50,000 grant from the Albert Einstein Society Innovative Program and a $35,000 grant from EcoMedia. The former grant allows the medical center to hire a trans patient navigator while the latter expands its mental-health and counseling services for LGBT patients.
Isaiah Gonzalez was the smart one, the one who was supposed to make it out of Kensington in a cap and gown, headed for college and better things.
He did well in classes, graduating from his public high school with five acceptance letters to colleges and universities, but as it is for so many Philadelphians, higher education remained beyond his grasp. Financial aid forms were tough to navigate, and at the end of the day, even with aid, the price was too steep.
“It’s very important to us that every woman receives the treatment that she needs, even if she can’t pay for it or she doesn’t have insurance,” Hyman said. “No woman should be without treatment just because she can’t afford it or if she needs a wig — whatever she needs.”
It’s been a year since health and government officials across the city and state came together to form the North Philadelphia Health Enterprise Zone. The initiative, which brings together around 50 organizations representing private entities, health centers, government alliances and Philly’s big providers, is zeroing in on North Philadelphia to determine better ways to provide health care for residents there