Jefferson Health System Members, Thomas Jefferson University Evaluate Data Center Consolidation
All members of the Jefferson Health System and the Thomas Jefferson University, have begun a process to assess opportunities for data center consolidation. Among these institutions, there are at present six separate data centers. In evaluating this consolidation
process, external consultants are supporting several internal committees to select the best approach. The goals for this intitiative are achieving operational efficiency, improving quality of service and reducing business exposures from single points of failure.
Currently, data is being collected from all the above institutions. The final recommendations are slated to be made in the spring.
If you have questions about this project, contact Stephen Tranquillo at 5-2790.
Hepatitis B Foundation Honors Dr. Hie-Won Yvonne L. Hann
Hie-Won Yvonne L. Hann, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director, Liver Disease Prevention Center, Jefferson Medical College,
Thomas Jefferson University, and Department of Medicine/Hepatology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, received the 1999 Distinguished Leadership Award for her outstanding contributions in promoting hepatitis B and liver cancer prevention and treatment. The award was presented by the Hepatitis B Foundation at its
annual recognition gala in October.
Dr. Hann is a national and internationally recognized hepatitis B expert. She has an active research program studying the relationship between hepatitis B and liver
cancer and receives continuous funding for clinical research into hepatitis B treatments.
Past recipients of the Hepatitis B Foundation’s distinguished awards include Joseph S. Gonnella, MD, Dean, Jefferson Medical College, and Mrs. Josephine C. Mandeville, President of the Connelly Foundation.
Lupus Foundation Holds Fundraiser to Benefit Jefferson Rheumatology
The Lupus Foundation of Philadelphia is hosting “The Concert for the Cure” to benefit Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Lupus Study Center of the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine. The
concert will feature Tony Award-Winner Patti Lupone, star of “Evita,” “Sunset Boulevard” and “Anything Goes.” She will perform an afternoon of romantic songs and Broadway favorites in the American premiere of her one-woman show. The Concert will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 3 p.m., Prince Music Theater, Broad and Chestnut Streets.
A reception will take place at 5 p.m. following the show. Reserved seats are $40 each for members of any chapter of the Lupus Foundation and $50 each for non-members.
The ticket price includes the performance, post-show reception and discounted parking.
For more information, call the Lupus Foundation of Philadelphia at 215-877-9061.
S.T.A.R. Tip – Patients’ Perceptions of Quality Care
In providing care to our patients we sometimes overlook the effect some factors have on patients’ perceptions of quality care. For example, employees with patient contact should not wear heavy cologne or perfume. Many patients are sensitive to smell due to their illness or the medications they are taking. When we are considerate about wearing cologne and
perfume we send a message of compassion and sensitivity that patients perceive as quality care.
Remember these other tips if you work in patient areas:
- Make every patient feel as if he or she is your number one priority. Telling patients how busy you are may make them feel less secure in your care. They may think you are too busy to attend to their needs and therefore provide them with less than quality care.
- Avoid personal conversations with coworkers in the presence or earshot of patients. Instead, tell a coworker you will get back to them. Having personal conversations with patients present may cause patients to perceive you as insensitive to their condition and that they are not important.
- With the constant activity in hospital, paper and trash is sometimes left on the floor; take the time to pick up things that don’t belong. Your cooperation will help keep the hospital clean and project a clean, well-maintained environment. This translates into a place for quality care.