HOSTS FOR HOSPITALS

Host-Home & Private Setting Housing for patients and families

aka HfH   |   Gladwyne, PA   |  https://hostsforhospitals.org

Mission

To provide deeply discounted lodging and support at Host-Homes and Private-Setting Housing as a caring response to the lodging needs of patients and their families who come to Greater Philadelphia for specialized medical care.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Mike Aichenbaum

Board President

Jeff Weiand

Main address

326 Conshohockin St. Rd. #2

Gladwyne, PA 19035 USA

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EIN

23-3038412

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Safe & Affordable Patient-Family Lodging

HfH runs two extremely cost efficient operations: (1) A Guest-Referrals From Hospitals program whereby hospital families may learn of the option of lodging at a volunteer-host home; and, (2) A Volunteer-Host Network within which volunteer-hosts are recruited so that volunteer-homes of varied types and locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area are available to meet the particular needs of each specific guest family.

Population(s) Served
Health

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Estimated hotel fees saved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Family relationships, Social and economic status, Health

Related Program

Safe & Affordable Patient-Family Lodging

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

During the pandemic from March 2020-September 2021, HfH has saved patient-families an estimated $1,365,050, (based upon average hotel cost in Philadelphia of $181.18 with taxes, not counting parking.)

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We lodge patient-families coming to Greater Philadelphia for urgently needed medical care: 1) at Host-Homes, where Hosts/Guests are vaccinated 2) at Private-Housing, e.g., AirBnBs, in-law suites, cottage houses, corporate apartments, homes/apartments whose residents are away. This is especially needed for families with children who can't be vaccinated and thus may not be eligible to stay at facilities like Ronald McDonald. The lodging is available without restriction to age, race, faith, nationality or family size provided guests: 1) Live so far from the hospital that commuting is difficult 2) Have a permanent home to return to 3) Are a patient/support person thereto 4) Are screened as unlikely to put the Housing provider at risk in any manner.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Prior to the pandemic HOSTS for HOSPITALS housing units were typically within about 30 minutes of particular medical institutions. Social distancing needs and vaccination requirements during the pandemic, however, have greatly decreased the lodging capacity of other excellent hospitality providers, e.g. Ronald McDonald for pediatric patients, or the Hope Family Lodge for cancer patients. As a result, patient-families increasingly turn to our program. They are stating a willingness to be placed further if need be from a treating facility than had typically been the case in the past . Thus, for example, we placed a woman from upstate New York to be receiving eight weeks of out-patient radiation at a hotel located 90 minutes from Penn Medicine where she was reaching her treatments.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have not experienced this dynamic.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HOSTS FOR HOSPITALS

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeff Weiand

RTD Financial

Term: 2020 - 2022

Girish Patwardhab

HfH Treasurer; First Financial

Lisa Cover

HfH Secretary; mission focused healthcare executive

Zakiyah Devine

Senior Director, Financial Clearance at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Mike Aichenbaum

HfH Executive Director

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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