Einstein Healthcare Network and Jefferson Health are coming together behind a shared vision: to improve the lives of our patients and the health of our communities, while enhancing our health education and research capabilities. Together, we will improve patient care, enhance health sciences education and devote more resources to population health and expanding access to high-quality care for underserved communities in Philadelphia.
Our Future Together
Our merger with Jefferson Health brings together two academic medical centers and high-performing healthcare organizations with a shared vision to improve the lives of our patients and the health of our communities, while enhancing our health education and research capabilities. By combining our resources, we can offer even greater access to high-quality care for those we serve - particularly the historically underserved populations in Philadelphia and Montgomery County.
Over the weeks and months to come, leaders from both organizations will be working together to restart an intentional and thoughtful integration planning process. That includes the work of an integration steering committee that will draw on the voices of people across both Einstein and Jefferson. Through this process, we look forward to preserving the elements of our culture that make Einstein unique as well as learning from the experiences and best practices of our new colleagues at Jefferson.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we understand we are restarting the integration planning process in a totally different world than the one where our merger began. The pandemic has further highlighted the wide health disparities among the communities we serve, and together with Jefferson, we will be positioned to fight for our diverse communities to get the care they need.
We hope to ultimately finalize this merger by October 1, 2021. We know you have many questions about what our merger will look like when it is finalized, and the work to answer those questions is underway. We are committed to sharing regular updates on our progress as we map out our future with Jefferson Health.