It’s a girl. She’s 5 lbs. 14 oz., 19 3/4 inches long, and her name is Jasmine Badeau. Jasmine made her debut on December 12 as the first child born at Jefferson’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s new midwifery service directed by Richard Jennings, CNM, at right, who is shown with Jasmine’s proud parents Florinda Badeau and Rachad Collins. When Florinda Badeau went into labor, she did not have transportation to the hospital. One call, and Richard Jennings was there to transport mother, and to deliver Jasmine here at Jefferson University Hospital. Diane Zimmerman, CNM, shares the practice with Mr. Jennings. For information, call 215-247-4280.
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Department of Family Medicine hosts at the Open House introducing the department’s new and expanded location at 833 Chestnut East, from left, are Janice E. Nevin, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor and Residency Director; George P. Valko, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor and Medical Director; Leslie J. Muller, RN, MSN, MBA, Director of Clinical Operations; John L. Randall, MD, Alumni Professor and Chairman, Family Medicine; Richard C. Wender, MD, Clinical Professor and Vice Chairman; and Constantine Solomos, MBA, CMPE, Senior Administrator. The department occupies renovated clinical space on the third floor opposite duPont Hospital for Children and Department of Pediatrics facilities. Future plans call for an expanded “on-call” area to produce extended coverage after hours and on weekends, says Dr. Randall who adds, “Family Medicine will continue to provide the same underlying caring medical services with better access and communications for our patients. We will continue to work towards enhancing the efficiency and performance of the practice.” Don Walker Photography
For three years the Bracchi family of Cherry Hill, NJ, has sponsored The Annual Frank Bracchi Memorial Golf Outing so his two sons and widow could honor the memory of Frank Bracchi Sr. Each year’s proceeds from the golf outing have gone to support research and funding for the Wills Eye Hospital Brain Tumor Fund. Here the family presents a check for $10,000 from the 1999 outing. From left are Christopher Bracchi; Mrs. Terri Bracchi; Louisa Thoron, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College (JMC) and Director, Neuro-oncology, Wills Eye Hospital, who developed the fund; Frederick A. Simeone, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, JMC; and Frank Bracchi Jr. Pam Goodman Photography