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The Albert Einstein Legacy

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Albert Einstein is a name universally recognized and one that has become synonymous with brilliant science and innovative thinking. He was also a compassionate humanitarian with a deep moral sense who changed the way we looked at each other and ourselves. His concern for mankind is reflected in his philosophical views and social activism.

In 1951, we sought permission to use Albert Einstein’s name for the new medical center being formed through the merger of the Jewish, Mount Sinai, and Northern Liberties Hospitals – now known as Albert Einstein Medical Center. On June 28, 1951, Albert Einstein wrote a letter in response, honoring the request. We feel a great sense of pride to share the name of this exceptional and humble scientist.

Einstein Healthcare Network Celebrates 150 years in 2016

It opened its doors as The Jewish Hospital in 1866, with a few thousand dollars in donations, and an inspired idea: to provide medical care to "the sick and wounded without regard to creed, color or nationality."

In its first 50 years, more than 203,000 patients had received skilled, compassionate care within its walls.

Fast forward to today. What grew to become Einstein Healthcare Network comprises three hospitals and MossRehab, the top-ranked physical rehabilitation network in the state, admitting more than 40,000 patients and treating nearly 650,000 outpatients in 2015 alone.

Want to know more about how that little hospital with the big idea grew? View the infographic below and visit the Einstein 150th Anniversary website for photos and stories from our rich tradition. 


You can view the story of Einstein from the beginning on the interactive website celebrating our 150th Anniversary in 2016.
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