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Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: May 11, 2015 03:53 PM
From: Representative Dan Frankel
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Recognizing the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh, on the Organization's 25th Anniversary
In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution recognizing the 25th anniversary of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh (JHF).

JHF was established in 1990 with proceeds from the sale of Montefiore Hospital, a healthcare institution financed and founded by Pittsburgh's Jewish community, with an overall goal of improving healthcare for residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the entire Commonwealth as a whole. JHF and its two operating arms, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative and Health Careers Futures, develop and manage programs, research, training and grantmaking to improve patient care. The foundation supports programs such as the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative; provides research, education and early detection for breast cancer; and develops initiatives that contribute to Greater Pittsburgh’s emergence as an international leader in biomedical and biotechnology research. JHF is also the fiscal agent for state HIV/AIDS funding in Southwest Pennsylvania.

With a current endowment of approximately $140 million, JHF has provided over $120 million in grants and has leveraged tens of millions of dollars in public/private partnerships in support of projects to improve health outcomes. The foundation bases its programs on Jewish values and ideals as expressed through acts of social justice and charitable giving and has been an invaluable part of our community for 25 years. Major accomplishments made possible with JHF support include creation of the Jewish Association on Aging, Pittsburgh ElderHostel and the Squirrel Hill Kosher Super Pantry, to name just a few.

JHF has been a leader in healthcare research and innovation for decades. As such, I invite all of my colleagues to join me in support of this tremendous institution.

Introduced as HR377