Our Residency program is flourishing. This past year we underwent a Residency Review Committee evaluation and received a five year approval, the maximum amount of time for which any program can be approved. Because of this five year approval, as well as the expansion of the Einstein Healthcare Network with our new hospital - Einstein Medical Center Montgomery (EMCM)- we are now able to expand our program to 5 residents per year. Einstein Montgomery affords our residents great opportunity to care for a diverse population with greater exposure to Private Attendings who do a significant number of minimally invasive, robotic and pelvic floor surgery.
The addition of Einstein Montgomery in East Norriton, PA, has been a tremendous morale booster for the entire Network. Einstein Montgomery is the first new hospital built in Southeastern PA in more than ten years and it has caught the attention and respect of the entire Greater Philadelphia region. I can say it was a personally satisfying and unique experience to design, complete with the most modern and sophisticated technology, and then see it built in a suburban setting conducive to Family Centered Care.
EMCM’s “Women’s Floor” houses a magnificent Labor & Delivery unit with private rooms overlooking farmland, a modern Triage unit, a Level III NICU staffed by in-house neonatal specialists so that all babies can be cared for, and a Mom/Baby Unit built specifically with the comfort of new moms in mind. Our new facility is truly spectacular and I encourage you to visit us and see what our new hospital has to offer.
With three acute care hospitals (Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, and Einstein Medical Center Montgomery), Belmont Behavioral Health, Willowcrest Semi-Acute care facility and MossRehab, Einstein Healthcare Network is a significant force in the Philadelphia healthcare market.
My goal over the next year is to establish relationships with as many Alumni as possible and hopefully see many of you return to campus. I look forward to meeting with each and every one of you. Please look to the Alumni Newsletter and our Alumni OB/GYN Residency website for news about the exciting things that are taking place in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Einstein Healthcare Network.