Consolidation of 10 New York Jewish Hospitals into Medical Centers Urged

A long-range plan to group the ten member hospitals of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York into coordinated hospital centers was revealed today in a report, “Planning for Better Hospital Care,” published by the Columbia University Press. The report recommended that the Federation’s member hospitals be consolidated into hospital centers, in affiliation with medical schools, in order to provide improved hospital care along with expanded teaching and research facilities.

The report was written by Dr. Eli Ginzberg, professor of Economics of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, and Peter Rogatz, M. D., associate director of the Montefiore Hospital, and previously associate medical director of the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York. Dr. Ginzberg was director of the study of a 17-member subcommittee, established by the Federation to investigate current hospital operations and to develop guidelines for the Federation’s support of the institutions in this decade.

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