S.T.A.R. employees and S.T.A.R. team members were entertained by the music of a harp while they enjoyed a buffet breakfast at the
annual S.T.A.R. celebration. Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Lewis, standing, congratulated and thanked the employees for their sensitivity, teamwork, awareness and respect. This year, for the first time, S.T.A.R. employees will receive a specially designed S.T.A.R. pin that can be worn on a lapel or affixed to ID badges to identify their achievement.
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Jay S. Greenspan, MD, Director of Jefferson’s Division of Neonatology, was the featured speaker at the recent Jefferson Legacy Society reception. He is pictured, at left, with L. Roy Newman, MD, JMC ’49, and Mrs. Newman, who were among the guests at the reception. The Society recognizes individuals who have generously supported Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital through bequests, life income gifts or other estate plans. Robert Neroni Photography
“Domestic Terrorism: Implications for Healthcare Providers” was the subject of a timely symposium sponsored by the Departments of Nursing Service and Anesthesia, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The program covered a range of topics and concerns centering on “the unthinkable” – an act of terrorism directed at or affecting healthcare institutions and personnel. More than 150 attendees filled McClellan Hall from a range of professional sectors including emergency medicine technicians, fire departments, housing agencies, paramedics, nurses, physicians, and the Army, Navy and Coast Guard. Delivering the keynote address was United States Representative Curt Weldon, at left, who spoke on “Domestic Terrorism: Here and Now.” Much of his knowledge and expertise on the topic come from his Congressional work as a senior member of the House National Security Committee, Chairman of the Military Research and Development Subcommittee and member of the Military Readiness Subcommittee. From his left are Reginald W. Brinson, President, Tri-County Volunteer First Aid, Philadelphia; Barbara D. Schraeder, RN, PhD, Vice President, Education, Research and Special Projects, Nursing Service; Arthur D. Blackshaw Jr, CRNA, CDR, Nurse Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve, and Nurse Anesthesist, Department of Anesthesiology, who provided a “Terrorism Overview;”and Linda Wilson, RN, MSN, Education Specialist, Nursing Service, who coordinated the event. Pam Goodman Photography
A Chinese New Year celebration ringing in “The Year of the Dragon,” began at Jefferson University Hospital with the traditional Chinese Lion Dance, depicting the fierce lion with a brightly colored, oversized and menacing head, performed by students from the Cheung Shu-Pui Kung Fu Academy. Students from the third through eighth grades at Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School, 10th and Vine streets, wearing brilliantly colored traditional Chinese costumes, performed the traditional Umbrella and Ribbon dances. The celebration was sponsored by the Hospital’s Chinese Health Information Center. The Center’s bilingual staff provides health education, medical interpretation and support to Chinese-speaking hospitalized patients. In addition, the Center hosts health screenings and seminars on health issues of special interest to the Chinese community. Call 215-955-8282. Robert Neroni Photography