Montefiore Health System (Montefiore) and Yeshiva University (Yeshiva) sealed a landmark deal between the two that gives Montefiore operational authority and responsibility over Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein).
Under the agreement, Yeshiva remains responsible for academic oversight, including the granting of degrees, according to a statement released today (Thursday, Sept. 10) by the two institutions.
The agreement comes half a century after the affiliation between the two was first signed. “As the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine we have together strengthened the shared missions of our two institutions in a way that few Academic Medical Centers have been able to achieve,” said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., president and CEO, Montefiore.
“Montefiore and Einstein have become the example of what transformative care, science and education can be. This new agreement which brings us even closer will be the first step toward a more secure and sustainable future.” “Montefiore and Einstein’s relationship is rooted in shared values and a commitment to social justice. This historic agreement will perpetuate Einstein as a top-tier medical school and research institution by deepening the bonds between Montefiore and Einstein. Further integrating the institutions’ faculty, students, and staff, will align operations to best advance science and medicine and build on traditions of service and success,” said the statement issued to media. “This is part of a journey that began when Yeshiva University founded Einstein 60 years ago,” said Richard M. Joel, president, Yeshiva University. “Albert Einstein lent his name to this fledgling institution at a time when Jewish students were turned away from other schools.
“The new imperative in today’s complex health care environment is to formally link this now world-class medical school and research institution to a world-class health system. Yeshiva University continues its historic commitment to medical education while we further our unique mission to prepare students through a contemporary academic education enlightened by Jewish values.”
Yeshiva University operates a satellite program in Jerusalem as well.Hana Levi Julian