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  • Einstein Leaders Honored with Innovation Awards from Philadelphia Business Journal and UnitedHealthcare

    Published: 10/25/2013


    Einstein Healthcare Network was a significant presence at the 2013 Innovation Awards presented by the Philadelphia Business Journal and UnitedHealthcare. The awards recognize excellence and creativity in healthcare.

    Arnold Cohen, MD, Past Chairman and Program Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Einstein Healthcare Network, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Innovation Award. Over the span of his long career, Dr. Cohen has brought thousands of babies into the world and helped improve maternal/infant health in the Philadelphia region. He has partnered and collaborated with many organizations with the aim of ensuring quality health care to women and babies.

    Dr. Cohen has practiced medicine in Philadelphia long enough to deliver babies of women he delivered and has formed long-term relationships with patients spanning from the time before they had their first child to later in life. He stepped down as Chairman of Einstein’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), but continues to practice medicine and is serving as Chair of OB/GYN at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, which recently celebrated its first birthday. He is also leading a new foundation created in his honor, the Arnold W. Cohen, MD, Research Program, which is raising funds to help Einstein’s OB/GYN residents get more involved in research. The Foundation is supporting a project that is examining how diabetes affects delivery outcomes and a study on how the use of social media can improve patient compliance with attending prenatal care appointments.

    Lawrence Solin, MD, was honored as a winner in the Educator/Researcher of the Year category. Dr. Solin is Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Einstein Healthcare Network. He maintains a very active practice in the area of radiation treatment for breast cancer. His recent research has focused on the use of breast conservation treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), long-term outcomes after breast conservation treatment for invasive breast carcinoma and for DCIS, biologically defined subsets of breast cancer, and technical approaches to radiation treatment delivery.

    Joseph Padovoa, OT, an occupational therapist at MossRehab for more than two decades, was honored as a finalist in the Best Medical Device category. With a grant from the Albert Einstein Society, Einstein Healthcare Network’s internal foundation, Padova developed a unique hand splint called RELEAS™, that enables stroke patients with hand disability to grasp and release, a function that is essential to daily living. He modified the design of the hand splint to fit children. This invention is making a world of difference to patients with hands disabled by stroke and other neurological injuries.

    Beth Duffy, Chief Operating Officer at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, was honored as a finalist in the Emerging Executive of the Year category. Over the course of her career, Duffy has become an expert in regulatory matters, leading Einstein through many accreditation and licensure surveys. Recognized for her accomplishments, she was named Vice President and Director of Activation Planning in August, 2010, charged with the opening of Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, the first brand new hospital built in Southeastern Pennsylvania in more than a decade.

    Duffy oversaw the completion of an estimated 100,000 individual tasks involved in the $350 million project and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2012. Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, which recently celebrated its one year anniversary, is already expanding with 24 additional patient beds, much sooner than anticipated.

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