The health system features 926 licensed acute care beds and employs 42,000 people. Jefferson Health continues to top the list of hospitals in Pennsylvania (3rd) and the Philadelphia metro area (2nd) in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the best hospitals and specialties. Specifically, Jefferson stands out as among the best in nine specialty areas: cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose, and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery; neurology and neurosurgery; ophthalmology; orthopedics; pulmonology, and urology.
Jefferson Health retained Merchant McIntyre Associates to maximize federal funding for a variety of initiatives critical to increasing access to quality, affordable healthcare in and around the Philadelphia region.
Thus far, our partnership has produced three transformative federal grant awards for TJUH:
- $1.9 million to support Jefferson’s behavioral health workforce development. (Source: Health Resources and Services Administration)
- $900,000 to deploy emerging telehealth technologies in response to COVID and the post-COVID environment. (Source: Federal Communications Commission)
- $450,000 to train nurses in the effective treatment of opioid use disorder. (Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Currently, MM is collaborating with Jefferson Health to pursue significant federal support for the nursing workforce, primary care, cancer care, and behavioral health priorities across the system.