It doesn't take a genius to figure out where to get health care in Philadelphia. The not-for-profit Albert Einstein Healthcare Network includes Albert Einstein Medical Center, an acute-care teaching hospital, and Germantown Community Health Services, a primary and emergency care center serving Northwestern Philadelphia. Its Belmont Behavioral Health facilities offer treatment for mental disorders and addictions, and MossRehab provides physical therapy. The privately owned network also operates a community hospital (Einstein at Elkins Park), a sub-acute care facility (Willowcrest), outpatient surgery, and a network of health clinics.
Einstein Healthcare is adding new facilities while upgrading aging ones. In late 2012 it opened a Wellness Center in the northeast section of Philadelphia in partnership with the Klein Jewish Community Center. The new facility, which serves seniors and other adults, offers doctor's appointments, health screenings and referrals within the Einstein Network. Also, in partnership with Montgomery Health System in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a replacement hospital for the aging Montgomery Hospital was completed in fall 2012. The $350-million, 145-bed Einstein Medical Center Montgomery is governed by a not-for-profit health care corporation consisting of representatives from each entity is part of Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. Medical services include emergency and trauma care, cancer treatments, and women's services (including OB-GYN).
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network offers a wide spectrum of residency programs and fellowships. In fact it is the largest independent academic medical center in Philadelphia; training more than 360 residents in about 30 accredited programs. The system offers simulation training through its Einstein Center for Clinical Competency which offers "Sim" people such as SimMan, SimBaby, and SimNewB on which students can practice medical procedures and established physicians can learn new techniques.
The Albert Einstein Medical Center was founded as the Jewish Hospital in 1866. In 1950 three hospitals -- Jewish Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Northern Liberties Hospitals -- combined to create Albert Einstein Medical Center, after the man himself sent a letter to the powers that be supporting the project to combine the three medical care providers. – less