Montefiore Medical Center

  • Montefiore Hospital: Children‘s Hospital and Greene Medical Arts Pavillion

  • Montefiore Hospital: Children‘s Hospital and Greene Medical Arts Pavillion

  • Unveiling portrait of Dawn and Jerry Greene at Montefiore Hospital, February 2013, with Dr. Steven Safyer, President and artist Michael Shane Neal

World Class Medical Center in the Bronx

“The concept of the ‘hospital as a social instrument’ was what our foundation was built upon.”
— Steven Safyer, MD, President, Montefiore Medical Center

When Einstein first came to America, his personal physician was the chair of medicine at Montefiore in the Bronx and his scientific colleagues were senior faculty at Montefiore. Drs. Eagle and Zimmerman encouraged Einstein to lend his name to a new school of medicine in the 1950s because they understood what his name would inspire. In the 1960s Montefiore took over the operations of Einstein Hospital (Weiler); in the 1980s Montefiore welcomed the clinical faculty of Albert Einstein College of Medicine as salaried staff; and soon after, Montefiore became the University Hospital for Einstein.

Today, this state-of-the-art hospital serves patients not only from the Bronx and lower Westchester, but from all over the world. JLGreene provided principal support for the creation of Montefiore’s Children’s Hospital, one of the finest in the country. Besides Jerry and Dawn Greene’s generous gift for the Medical Arts Pavillion, Dawn continued the firm commitment and legacy of her husband by focusing on the needs of children in the community. In 2007, she supported the establishment of a specialized cancer care program, The Jerome L. Greene Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Center.