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Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, a 146-bed hospital in East Norriton, opens this September. Einstein Healthcare Network has been providing quality care for 146 years.
To celebrate this numerical coincidence, we’ve created an interactive countdown and will share one new fact each day for the 146 days leading up to the opening of Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. These facts will be posted daily on our website and on Twitter and Facebook.
We invite you to share them with your friends and followers, tell us more about the questions that are important to you and join us on this 146-day journey to the opening of Einstein Montgomery.
Without further ado, we present you with 146 Facts About Us
(Please check back each day for more fun facts!)
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery officially opens tomorrow – September 29, 2012.
#1 - Transport of existing patients at Montgomery Hospital Medical Center to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery will begin at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29.
#2 - Our countdown of facts is winding down, but there are still plenty of ways to keep up to date with happenings at Einstein. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to check out upcoming editions of our quarterly newsletter Perspectives – now available online.
#3 - Destination Einstein! our community open house was attended by more than 12,000 people – making the event a complete success.
#4 - Thanks to the generosity of the Abramson and Wolfson Families, Einstein Montgomery’s Emergency Department will be known as the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Family Emergency Department at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery.
#5 - Einstein Medical Center Montgomery will feature 1,200 parking spaces – and yes, as we said before, they’re all free!
#6 - Today at Destination Einstein! you have the opportunity to meet some of our expert specialists that will be practicing at Einstein Montgomery and at our nearby outpatient centers.
#7 - Bring the kids to Destination Einstein! Chica and Kelly from The Sunny Side up Show on Sprout will be performing and conducting meet and greets throughout the day.
#8 - Destination Einstein! will host an appearance from Olympic medalist swimmer and Havertown native, Brendan Hansen.
#9 - Destination Einstein! will feature an entertainment stage with performances from local, professional and community-based artists including: Ballet Folklorico Acapulco, Paul Hadfield – The Funny Guy, Illstyle, John Hadfield – The Science Show, Kulu Mele, and Alex and the Kalidescope Band.
#10 - Destination Einstein!, the community open house for Einstein Medical Center Montgomery taking place this Saturday beginning at noon and running till 6:00 p.m. – Rain or Shine.
#11 - Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia was the first in the area to open a Comprehensive Liver Cancer Program, offering one day evaluations by a multidisciplinary team.
#12 - There will be more than 400 pieces of art on display at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, including some created by local artists.
#13 - The shades in the atrium at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery are controlled by an astronomical clock that tracks the sun's movement and adjusts the shades accordingly.
#14 - MossRehab is a proud sponsor of RecFest, a day-long event that introduces those with disabilities to a variety of adaptive sports and recreational activities. This year, RecFest will be held September 29 at the Carousel House in Fairmount Park.
#15 – Einstein worked directly with SEPTA to secure an extension to bus route 90 which now runs directly though the campus at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, providing enhanced access for patients.
#16 – In June 2012, MossRehab partnered with They Will Surf Again, to enable people with spinal cord injuries to ride waves with the help of volunteers and adaptive surf board.
#17 – Tonight, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery will unveil the artwork created for the new medical center at a reception for the artists who contributed to the collection.
#18 – Einstein Healthcare Network is a strong community partner, with representation at more than 60 community health and wellness fairs, festivals and events, reaching more than 6,000 people throughout the year.
#19 – MossRehab’s Aphasia Center is one of four organizations to win a 2012 Award for Continuing Excellence from the Inglis Foundation. The award honors outstanding performance of non-profit organizations in the region that enhance the quality of life for people with physical disabilities.
#20 – With 98 percent of Einstein employees vaccinated against the flu, the network received a Gold Award in last year’s Joint Commission Flu Vaccination Challenge.
#21 – Today, Einstein’s staff will partake in a mock move exercise to prepare for the transition of patients from Montgomery Hospital Medical Center to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery on September 29.
#22 – Dr. John Whyte, Director of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, is the 2012 recipient of the Kessler Foundation’s Joel A. DeLisa, MD Award for Excellence in Research and Education in the Field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
#23 – Tomorrow, Einstein hosts a Media Preview Event at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, providing the press with a sneak peek of everything that Einstein Montgomery has to offer.
#24 – The Marion-Louise Saltzman Women’s Center at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
#25 – In 2010, the Marion-Louise Saltzman Women’s Center at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia was the first hospital in the region to offer SonoCine, a new computerized three-dimensional ultrasound breast exam.
#26 – For the 19th year, MossRehab appeared in U.S.News & World Report’s rankings in the 2012 survey of “America’s Best Hospitals.” MossRehab ranked #9 on the list of top rehabilitation hospitals in the country and #1 in Pennsylvania.
#27 – Einstein’s Medication REACH (Reconciliation, Education, Access, Counseling, Healthy Patient at Home) Program, earned an Achievement award in the Patient Care category from The Hospital and Healthsystem Association.
#28 – Einstein Medical Center Montgomery will feature the da Vinci Surgical System, providing minimally invasive robotic surgery.
#29 – The LED surgical lights in the operating rooms at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery give off no heat and help provide an optimum environment for surgeons.
#30 – The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery was designed with rubber floors to muffle and minimize sound since newborns are extremely sensitive to sound.
#31 – The Emergency Department patient bays are comprised of a three-wall design providing patients and caregivers visual and acoustic privacy.
#32 – The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery offers a separate room on the unit where parents can stay overnight with their newborn up to several days prior to the baby being discharged. The aim is to ease the transition and help parents get accustomed to being home with their baby.
#33 – Each patient room at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery includes a small window in the corridor, allowing doors to be closed at night to minimize noise while allowing nurses to check on patients.
#34 – Einstein Medical Center Montgomery is located at 559 West Germantown Pike in East Norriton – directly across from the 690-acre Norristown Farm Park.
#35 – Einstein Healthcare Network has been named one of the Greater Philadelphia area’s Healthiest Employers by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
#36 – Einstein’s Podcast Library contains podcasts on a variety of health topics including: Arthritis, Men’s Health, Women and Heart Disease, Obesity, Stroke, and Asthma among others. Listen to all of them here
#37 – One month from today, Einstein will host a Community Day at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. Open to the public, the event will feature tours and family friendly events.
#38 – In April 2010, Belmont Behavioral Health held the first annual Freda Kraftsow Sacks Resource Center Movie night for the community at the International House in Philadelphia. The event it going on its fourth year and is free of charge to the community.
#39 – Steven Berk, Esq., is the Chairman of Einstein Healthcare Network's Board of Trustees, the governing body of the organization, and Einstein Healthcare Network's Board of Overseers which serves in an advisory and fundraising capacity. (Press Release )
#40 – Proud to announce the leadership of Pathology and Laboratory at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery: Chair – Nancy Young, MD; Chief – Paul Belser, MD
#41 – Proud to announce the leadership of Radiology at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery: Chair – Terence Matalon, MD; Chief – John Devenney, MD
#42 – Einstein Health’s YouTube channel has more than 90 videos, which have been viewed over 24,000 times.
#43 – Researchers at Einstein Medical Center’s Genetics Division have launched a study to identify carriers of the gene for Tay-Sachs disease in the Irish population.
#44 – Einstein now offers a comprehensive prenatal care program called Centering Pregnancy – offering check-ups, support and education in a group setting.
#45 – Mark B. Anderson, MD, FACS, has been appointed Chair of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery for Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Anderson has expertise in minimally invasive heart surgery and robotic surgery, including coronary bypass and valve repair or replacement.
#46 – The final movie in Einstein’s Free Family Movie Night series is this Thursday, August 16 at the Norristown Farm Park. The final feature, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax begins at 8:15 pm.
#47 – On Tuesday, August 14, Einstein’s Dr. Robert Czincila will host a webinar entitled: Tips for Safe Summer Fun: What You Need to Know.(http://summerfun.einsteinwebinars.com)
#48 – Proud to announce the leadership of Radiation Oncology at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery: Chair – Lawrence J. Solin, MD.
#49 – Proud to announce the leadership of Pediatrics at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery: Chair – Matilde Irigoyen, MD.
#50 – Proud to announce the leadership of Anesthesiology at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery: Chair – Rick Fine, MD.
#51 – This Saturday, August 11 is the next date for Einstein’s Free Family Movie Night at the Norristown Farm Park. This week’s feature, The Adventures of Tintin begins at 8:30 pm.
#52 – MossRehab’s art therapy program and All About Art, a juried exhibition of professional artists with disabilities, are a community partner with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Press Release)
#53 – John Handal, MD, Chairman and Director of the Spine Program at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, has been selected as one of the 2012 Spine Surgeon Leaders for Non-Profit Hospitals by Becker’s Spine Review, part of Becker's Hospital Review.
#54 – Proud to announce the leadership of Surgery at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery: Chair – Hank Simms, MD; Chair – Bruce Menkowitz, MD.
#55 – Proud to announce the leadership of Emergency Medicine at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery: Chair – Carl R. Chudnofsky, MD; Chief – Robert Czincila, DO.
#56 – In 1876, during the great Centennial Exposition, Brazilian Emperor, Don Pedro II, was so impressed with the Jewish Hospital (Einstein) that he presented a large portion of the Brazilian goods displayed at the exhibition to the hospital.
#57 – In 1966, a hard-covered history of Einstein Healthcare Network was published under the title "Mankind and Medicine" by Maxwell Whiteman.
#58 – On Wednesday, August 7, Einstein’s Dr. Elizabeth Zadzielski will host a webinar entitled: Trial of Labor after Cesarean Section: What You Need to Know. (http://www.einsteinwebinars.com/)
#59 – Since its inception, the Albert Einstein Society has provided more than $6.5 million in seed money to Einstein network physicians and staff to explore new ideas in the laboratory, the hospital and the community.
#60 – 2012 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Albert Einstein Society, the internal charitable arm of Einstein Healthcare Network.
#61 – Proud to announce the leadership of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery: Chair – Arnold Cohen, MD; Chief – Elizabeth Zadzielski, MD.
#62 – Proud to announce the leadership of Medicine and Family Medicine at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery: Chair – Steven Sivak, MD; Chief (Family Medicine) Janis Rubin, MD; Chief (Medicine) Gary Drizin, MD.
#63 – In 1986, Philadelphia Psychiatric Center (later named Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment) created the country’s first program to treat gambling addiction.
#64 – Einstein Medical Center Montgomery will be equipped with high speed, wireless internet access for all patients and guests.
#65 – This Saturday, July 28, Einstein will host its first Free Family Movie Night in the Norristown Farm Park. This week’s feature, The Muppets, begins at 8:30 pm.
#66 – Einstein is using social media to recruit for available employment opportunities. Follow @einsteinjobs on Twitter for the latest job openings.
#67 – Einstein will host a Virtual Job Workshop for employment at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery on Monday, July 30 at the Norristown Regional Public Library.
#68 – Beth Duffy has been named Chief Operating Officer of Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, responsible for managing the operations at the new hospital.
#69 – Barry R. Freedman is the President and CEO of Einstein Healthcare Network. (Letter addressing the new hospital)
#70 – Einstein Healthcare Network has partnered with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society as a founding sponsor of “Plant One Million” – an effort to restore the tree canopy in the region.
#71 – MossRehab has twice been named a “Top Workplace” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com.
#72 – In April 2012, Einstein and Shoprite in Cheltenham partnered to provide access to quality medicine in community with the first Einstein FastCare clinic.
#73 – Residents from the Department of Medicine at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia won the 2012 national championship in the American College of Physicians “Doctor’s Dilemma” competition. This was team Einstein’s 4th national championship.
#74 – Belmont Behavioral Health is the largest, most comprehensive behavioral health system in the region.
#75 – MossRehab has a service dog named Seamus.
#76 – Einstein Healthcare Network is recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Employer by the Maternity Care Coalition.
#77 – MossRehab consists of 6 inpatient sites and 13 outpatient sites, offering world renowned rehabilitation services.
#78 – At Einstein Montgomery, family members can sleep over. Each patient room will be equipped with a convertible sofa/bed.
#79 – More than 500,000 screws were used during the construction of Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
#80 – The kitchen at Einstein Montgomery will be equipped with a pizza oven – a must for pizza connoisseur, Einstein Vice President Richard Montalbano.
#81 – Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia’s Orthopedic Spine Surgery program earned the Blue Distinction from Blue Cross/Blue Shield
#82 – Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia’s Department of Radiation Oncology is accredited by the American College of Radiology and American Society for Radiation Oncology.
#83 – U.S. News and World Report recognized ten Einstein physicians as being among the top one percent in the nation in his/her specialty in their 2012 “Top Doctors” list.
#84 – U.S. News and World Report honored 61 Einstein Healthcare Network physicians as “Top Doctors” in 2012.
#85 – Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers
#86 – On June 27, 2012 MossRehab opened a 12-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit at Doylestown Hospital
#87 – Einstein Healthcare Network is hiring an additional 400 employees in anticipation of the opening of Einstein Montgomery. See the open positions here
#88 – Einstein Montgomery will feature an elevator dedicated only to transporting patients from the Emergency Department directly upstairs to the operating rooms in the intervention platform.
#89 – Upon opening, Einstein Montgomery will be equipped with 2,600 computer devices.
#90 – Einstein Montgomery’s full service Emergency Department will feature a Fast Track area catering to patients with minor illness and injury.
#91 – Patient rooms at Einstein Montgomery will feature wall-to-wall windows providing optimum lighting and views.
#92 – Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park both earned Blue Distinction® designations from Blue Cross/Blue Shield for knee and hip replacements.
#93 – MossRehab in Elkins Park is home to a permanent art collection created by persons with disabilities.
#94 – In 2002, The Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases opened at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia offering screenings for diseases that affect Ashkenazi Jews.
#95 – Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia has twice been recognized with the Premier Award for Quality from the Premier Healthcare Alliance.
#96 – Each patient room at Einstein Montgomery is controlled by its own thermostat.
#97 – Private rooms at Einstein Montgomery allow for services such as speech and physical therapy to be done in the comfort of a patient’s room.
#98 – Operating rooms at Einstein Montgomery will use LED bulbs, generating less heat and helping to control environmental conditions during surgery.
#99 – 1,151,000 feet of computer data network cable has been used in Einstein Montgomery… That’s the distance between East Norriton and Washington D.C.
#100 – Einstein Healthcare Network delivers more than 3,000 babies annually.
#101 – Gilbane Inc., is the construction management firm responsible for building Einstein Montgomery.
#102 – 13,000 cubic yards of concrete were poured in the building of Einstein Montgomery
#103 – Einstein Montgomery will have a full-service maternity unit with a Level IIIB neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
#104 - Einstein Institute for Heart and Vascular Health earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for the implantation of ventricular assist devices (VADs).
#105 – Einstein Healthcare Network’s code of conduct mandates Respect, Empathy, Responsibility, Affinity and Integrity.
#106 – This year marks the 75th anniversary of Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment – a part of Einstein Healthcare Network.
#107 – Einstein Montgomery is a 5-story, 363,000 square foot state-of-the-art medical center.
#108 - Einstein Montgomery will feature room service based on hotel-like models, elevating the patient experience.
#109 - Flat screen TVs in each room will also feature a library of healthcare videos and interactive health programs.
#110 - MossRehab’s Camp Independence is the only overnight recreation program for adults with physical disabilities in Pennsylvania. (http://vimeo.com/28121833 )
#111 - Einstein Healthcare Network offers more than 600 month-long training rotations for medical students.
#112 - Full-scale mock up rooms of Einstein Montgomery were constructed for physicians, nurses, and staff to provide feedback on every detail.
#113 - In 1985, Einstein opened the region’s first intra-operative radiation suite enabling doctors to deliver a potent dose of radiation directly to a patient’s tumor during surgery without harming surrounding tissue.
#114 - 8,500 individual pieces of steel were used in the construction of Einstein Montgomery.
#115 - Einstein purchases 40% of its electricity from a wind farm.
#116 - The Harvest Ball is Einstein Healthcare Network’s annual gala fundraising event.
#117 - The Frank Synagogue – located at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia – is the only freestanding synagogue in the country situated on hospital grounds and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
#118 - Einstein Cancer Center is one of only 30 medical centers nationwide selected by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for the organization’s Community Cancer Center Program (NCCCP).
#119 - Interpreters at Einstein Healthcare Network provide over 30,000 translations annually in more than 50 languages.
#120 - MossRehab is a federally designated Model System of Care for traumatic brain injury.
#121 - All About Art at MossRehab is currently open to the public until July 1, 2012.
#122 – The first building of the Jewish Hospital (Einstein) at Old York Road was opened in 1873.
#123 - Philadelphia magazine recognized 31 Einstein physicians as “Top Docs” in 2012, representing a variety of healthcare services from cardiology to rehabilitative medicine.
#124 - The international firm of Perkins + Will serve as the architects for Einstein Montgomery.
#125 - 2,300 tons of steel were used in the construction of Einstein Montgomery.
#126 - In 1983, the Philadelphia Psychiatric Center, which would eventually change its name to Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, joined Einstein Healthcare Network.
#127 - Einstein Bariatrics is accredited by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
#128 - MossRehab annually produces All About Art - The International, Juried Exhibition & Sale of Art by Professional Artists with Disabilities.
#129 - MossRehab is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Philadelphia region - treating 2,200 inpatients and 140,000 outpatients in 2010-2011.
#130 - Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia performed its first kidney transplant nearly 60 years ago- in 1965.
#131 - One third (approximately 30 acres) of the property at Einstein Montgomery will remain as preserved open space.
#132 - Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia is one of the largest independent academic medical centers in the Philadelphia region, providing training and education to future physicians.
#133 - In June 1951, the notable scientist Albert Einstein wrote a letter granting the Board of Directors permission to use his name for the Medical Center in Philadelphia. Click here to read the original letter
#134 - 40,000 gallons of paint will be used at Einstein Montgomery.
#135 - Einstein Montgomery is the first new hospital built from the ground up in Southeastern Pennsylvania in more than a decade. See a video about the construction here.
#136 - 210,000 cubic yards of earth were moved during the groundbreaking and construction of Einstein Montgomery.
#137 - Einstein Montgomery will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. What is LEED?
#138 - 2,800 golf balls were found when the new hospital’s construction site, a former golf course, was excavated – along with 5 golf clubs.
#139 - Einstein Healthcare Network is comprised of 8,500 employees.
#140 - Einstein Montgomery is built on an 87-acre campus in East Norriton.
#141 - Einstein Healthcare Network began in 1866 when it opened The Jewish Hospital at 56th Street and Haverford Road in Philadelphia.
#142 - Einstein Montgomery will offer free parking for patients and visitors.
#143 - Every patient room at Einstein Montgomery is private.
#144 - Einstein Healthcare Network is a 1,234-bed network serving Philadelphia and Montgomery County.
#145 - Construction on the grounds of Einstein Montgomery began in July, 2010.
#146 - Einstein Medical Center Montgomery is the newest addition to the Einstein Healthcare Network, which includes Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, MossRehab, Belmont Behavioral Health and Montgomery Hospital Medical Center.