Eucharistic Ministry Program, Surgical Family Waiting Area Need Volunteers
If you, or someone you know, can spare as little as one or two hours per week, your volunteer help is needed.
The hospital's Pastoral Care Program needs Eucharistic Ministers to distribute Communion to Catholic patients confined to the hospital.
If you have no experience in the Eucharistic Ministry, you will receive two hours training. Those who are already Eucharistic Ministers will receive a one-hour orientation to the hospital environment, as well as health and safety instructions.
For more information, please contact Darlene Harmon, Pastoral Care and Education, at 5-6336.
The volunteer need at the hospital's Surgical Family Waiting Area presents "a special opportunity for employees, or relatives and friends, who would enjoy the rewards of people contact with patients' families in a very busy area," says Patricia Wallace, Manager, Volunteer Services.
"It's also a chance for employees from non-clinical areas to get an inside view of our hospital's services."
If you can help between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, call 955-6222.
Healthy Volunteers Needed for Drug Study
The Clinical Research Unit of Thomas Jefferson University is seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical trial involving an investigational drug.
The Unit is particularly interested in healthy males and females who
Eligible participants will receive compensation for completing the study. For more information, call Sonia, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 215-955-6084.
Is Your Child Suffering from Depression?
Thomas Jefferson University is conducting a study of Major Depressive Disorder in children between the ages of 7 and 11.
Eligible participants will receive at no cost routine lab tests, physical exams, psychiatric evaluations and medication.
The study will be conducted at Jefferson Medical College, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. For more information, please call or email Pat Sheves at 215-450-7302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic Terrorism 2000 Workshop Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital will present "Domestic Terrorism 2000," a workshop for healthcare providers November 30 and December 1 at the Holiday Inn at 13th and Walnut Streets. Keynote speaker will again be United States Representative Curt Weldon.
Sponsored by the departments of Nursing, Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine, the workshop expands the successful one-day session held a year ago for more than 150 attendees from a range of professional sectors including emergency medicine technicians, police and fire departments, housing agencies, paramedics, nurses, physicians, and the Army, Navy and Coast Guard.
This year's program again covers a range of topics and concerns centering on "the unthinkable" an act of terrorism affecting healthcare institutions and personnel.
For more information, call Arthur D. Blackshaw Jr, CRNA, Content Coordinator, Department of Anesthesiology, 955-6161, or Linda Wilson, RN, MSN, PhD(c), Program Coordinator, 955-8215.
Patient Confidentiality You Are the Key
The 2nd Annual Confidentiality Awareness Campaign conducted in mid-October emphasized to all personnel that the protection of patient privacy is one of our highest priorities year-round. Specific information about confidentiality was distributed to all employees as part of the campaign.
Representatives from Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and Jefferson University Physicians collaborated in the campaign.
It is mandatory that all departments conduct a Confidentiality Review.
Please call 215-503-8527 to reserve copies of the brochure, video or poster for your departmental review.
In Memoriam Andrea Goodstein-Curtis
Co-workers and friends mourn the death of Andrea Goodstein-Curtis October 15 after a prolonged illness. Andrea was an employee of the University for 8 years and had worked 18 years with Hilary Koprowski, MD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology. She was a well-known flutist and music teacher in the Philadelphia area as well as principal flutist in The Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Crohnıs and Colitis Foundation of America, Philadelphia-Delaware Valley Chapter, 367 East Street Road, Trevose, PA 19053 or Adath Israel Congregation, 1958 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.