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Jewish hospitals in America: there have been 113

There have been 113 Jewish hospitals in operation in America at one time or another, according to the author’s estimate, beginning with the Jewish Hospital Association of Cincinnati and the Jews’ Hospital (later renamed Mount Sinai) in New York.  Based on a definition of what constitutes a Jewish hospital that the author worked up, there are 5 Jewish hospitals in operation today.  This article explores the development and decline of Jewish hospitals in the United States.  At least one of the reasons for the decrease in numbers of Jewish hospitals is positive — a decline in anti-Semitism.

Source: Halperin, E.C.  The rise and fall of the American Jewish hospital.  Academic Medicine;87(5):610-614, May 2012.  Click here to access the article on the publisher’s website: http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2012&issue=05000&article=00021&type=abstract  Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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