Healthcare

Jewish Hospitals Are Becoming Extinct

They succeeded so profoundly in abetting the success of the American Jews that they became unnecessary.

10/07/2015 - 20:00
Special to The Jewish Week

Perhaps the fact that the announcement was made on the second day of Rosh HaShanah said it all: “The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System ... is being renamed Northwell Health as the 21-hospital network prepares to launch a rebranding and marketing campaign in 2016 to distinguish it in a crowded metropolitan market.” Another Jewish hospital has disappeared and its managers were unconcerned that the announcement was made on the Jewish New Year.

Edward C. Halperin

In Travel, A Little Prevention Goes A Long Way

06/29/2015 - 20:00
Travel Writer

After more than 20 years of globe-trotting, I recently had my first consultation with a travel medicine specialist.

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I don’t know what took me so long. Hubris, I suppose — the fantasy that my own common sense and good luck would spare me the maladies that afflict so many fellow travelers. I’ve spent my share of time in overseas emergency rooms, but overall I have indeed been lucky.

A little forethought can prevent a medical emergency on a foreign trip. Hilary Danailova/JW

For Health Reform To Succeed, Millenials Must Participate

08/28/2013 - 20:00
Online Jewish Week Columnist

Jewish law is deeply concerned about and committed to healthcare being a matter of collective responsibility. The American Jewish community is vocal in support of healthcare reform, and and over the past few years there has been great progress in ensuring that the most vulnerable are able to get the healthcare they need. Yet the ultimate success or failure of Obamacare may be up to millenials, many of whom are relucant to participate.

Young, healthy people feel they don't need insurance - but the success of national healthcare reform depends on them. Fotolia

Jewish Groups Largely Applaud Health Care Ruling

Supreme Court decision upholding Affordable Care Act seen putting the country ‘significantly forward on a moral path.’
07/02/2012 - 20:00

Washington — American Jewish groups — with the notable exception of the Republican Jewish Coalition — were largely satisfied with the U.S. Supreme Court’s vote to uphold President Obama’s landmark Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 vote.

Nancy Kaufman, CEO of the National Council for Jewish Women, was “thrilled” with the decision. 

Rachael Neumann, 29

Improving global health

Staff Writer
06/14/2010 (All day)

Rachael Neumann wasn’t sure that a business career was for her until 2006, when she volunteered at a Burmese refugee camp in Thailand. Her passion for health led her to the camp medical clinics, where she used her business savvy to devise a new system to combine Western and traditional Burmese medicine for patient treatment.

Rachael Neumann
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