Insurance Benefits Include duPont at Jefferson
Did you know that your JeffPLUS, HMO and PPO health insurance benefits
include the services of one of the nation's leading children's medical
centers? Since 1989, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has been in
a regional partnership with the duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington,
DE, to provide comprehensive services for infants, children and adolescents.
Now, through "duPont at Jefferson," you can get the services
of duPont pediatricians and pediatric specialists at several Jefferson
locations. These sites include the hospital main campus at 833 Chestnut
Street, plus satellite offices in Voorhees, NJ; Atlantic City, NJ; and
Bryn Mawr, PA. In addition, the hospital houses a 13-bed pediatric unit
for children who require hospitalization.
If you have questions about this benefit, contact Kathleen
von der Hayden, Employee Benefits Manager, at 215-503-5320. To make an
appointment with a duPont at Jefferson physician, call 1-888-JEFF-KID.
Jeffersonians recently received a home mailing which detailed the counseling
and consultation services of FirstCALL, Your Employee Assistance
The EAP is pleased to announce that employees and their
family members may access an online newsletter. FirstCALL's
Healthy Exchange gives useful information on relationships, tips on
healthy communications, and it educates readers about issues that matter
Simply log on, www.healthy-exchange.com/spring/firstcall
The Healthy Exchange newsletter will change each quarter. Just
type in the appropriate season and you will learn more!
Foundations Support Jefferson Research Projects
Jacob's Ladder, which is also known as The Canadian Foundation for Control
of Neurodegenerative Disease, together with the generosity of its supporters,
has provided a total of $80,692 to support the research of Paola Leone,
PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Associate Director of the
CNS Gene Therapy Center at Jefferson. Dr. Leone, along with colleagues
Matthew During, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the CNS
Gene Therapy Center, and Andrew Freese, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of
Neurosurgery and Director of Neurosurgery Research, are progressing in
their quest to develop a gene therapy treatment for Canavan disease.
The Lydia Fisher Warner Memorial Trust
The Lydia Fisher Warner Memorial Trust awarded Thomas Jefferson University
a two-year grant of $59,710. These funds will enable Patrick McManus,
MD, PGA '95, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, and his
volunteer team of Jefferson physicians and health professionals-in-training,
to continue to provide urgently needed healthcare services to homeless
teenagers at the Youth Emergency Service (YES) Shelter in North Philadelphia.
This is the second gift that Jefferson has received from
the Warner Trust, which in 1997 awarded a two-year grant of $34,560 to
support the efforts of Dr. McManus and other volunteers to deliver on-site,
accessible, regular, free health care to at-risk teens. For more than
five years, Dr. McManus has directed Jefferson's efforts to help this
vulnerable population. Through this volunteer service, future physicians
and health professionals also learn firsthand how to reach out to an underserved
First Union National Bank is the trustee of the Warner Trust,
which was established in 1955.