‘Strides for Stroke’ Steps Out June 11
You can help combat stroke by joining the “Strides for Stroke” Walk-A-Thon to benefit the Philadelphia Stroke Council, Sunday, June 11. A team from Jefferson is being formed. Lace up and meet at the Art Museum, 23rd and Parkway, at 8 a.m., for the 5K Fun Walk. Bring family and friends. For more information, call Toby Mazer at 215-955-2694. Ms. Mazer is the Administrative Director for Stroke Network Development, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In photo, Ms. Mazer checks blood pressure of Jose Fields, 49, of Philadelphia during free stroke screening sponsored by the Jefferson Stroke Center for employees and the public.
Warning signs of stroke include sudden weakening or numbing of face or limbs, sudden speech difficulties or sudden blurred vision.
Ask Ms. Mazer more about stroke and its warning signs when you phone to join “Strides for Stroke.”
Reminder! Kimmel Cancer Center Survivors ‘Celebration of Life’
June 5, 4 to 7 p.m., BLSB, 215-955-8370
New Pregnancy Registry Established
The Neoral® Pregnancy Registry for Psoriasis and Rheumatoid Arthritis at Thomas Jefferson University, supported by a grant from Novartis, seeks women who are pregnant and are taking Neoral® for either psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis to participate in a research study.
Please contact the registry at: 1-888-522-5581
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
All information will be held confidential.
Respectful, Kind Behavior Scores High With Patients
Adopting five behavior patterns geared toward kindness will likely yield immediate results in improving patient satisfaction in emergency, outpatient and
inpatient settings, according to a recent national study.
• Offer encouraging words to all patients soon after greeting them.
• Show that you are listening to patients by making eye contact and asking how they are doing. Then stop other activities to listen to their answer.
• Sit down, initially, next to a patient, even if just for 30 seconds, and converse.
• Immediately smile upon entering a patient’s “space.”
• Greet all your patient’s visitors; introduce yourself, and offer an encouraging comment, such
as, “I’m pleased to be helping care for your (spouse/mother/father/child/etc.).”