Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Jewish Hospital was founded in 1850 during the cholera epidemic and out of a need to treat the poor in the Jewish community. The hospital was funded by a few Jewish philanthropists and is the oldest Jewish hospital in the United States. By 1890, a permanent home for the facility was built in Avondale. By 1974 the remainder of the original buildings were torn down and a newer, modern facility was built. In 1997, Jewish Hospital moved from its location on Burnet Avenue in Avondale to its current home on East Galbraith Road in Kenwood. Jewish Hospital is open to anyone and is often ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals.