Changes on Campus
Jefferson's 1995 Annual Report - Changes - is ready to read.
Opening with a quote from Heraclitus, "Nothing endures but change,"
the report examines the changes we anticipate in the future as well as Jefferson's
response to those we have faced over the last year.
"Changes sets the stage for the upcoming challenge of continuing to
conduct research, educate future healthcare professionals and provide the
innovative and quality care our patients expect while responding to competitive
demands that we reduce costs," says University president Paul C. Brucker,
For a copy of the University's 1995 Annual Report, written and designed
internally by Jefferson's communications, marketing and public relations
staff, call 6204.
Admissions for six months of this fiscal year (July ­p; December) were
1.6 percent below budget and 3.3 percent below last year. In addition, the
average length of stay for the hospital was only 6.29 days, which is also
below budget. Patient days are another critical indicator of the need to
save costs since approximately one half of the insurers now pay a daily
rate. The hospital's patient days were 5,813 below budget, reports Walter
E. Moore, assistant executive hospital director for fiscal operations.
New Inpatient Pediatric Unit Open
The Children's Rehabilitation Hospital inpatient pediatric unit has just
opened on the 11th Floor of the Foerderer Pavilion. This eight-bed unit
is designed for the effective and efficient management of medically fragile
infants up to one year of age and their transition from the hospital to
home. Jay S. Greenspan, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and director
of the division of neonatology, is the unit's medical director, and Kathy
Sibre, RN, BSN, is the unit's nursing care coordinator. Questions related
to the day-to-day operation of the unit should be directed to Ms. Sibre
at 8004 or beeper 410-0958.
Daffodil Days Celebrate Spring, Assist Cancer
Research at Jefferson
It's Monday, March 18, and suddenly the air is sweet and wherever you look
there's "a crowd, a host, of golden daffodils." That's because
the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Daffodil Days have begun and will continue
through Friday, March 22.
Jefferson is one of the area institutions that benefits directly from this
event, which generates more than $185,000 locally through the sale of daffodils.
The proceeds further cancer research, contribute to patient care and promote
public education about cancer, according to Carlo M. Croce, MD, director
of the Jefferson Cancer Center of Jefferson Medical College, professor and
chairman, microbiology and immunology and a board member of the ACS, Philadelphia
You'll be proud to know that for the seventh consecutive year, Jefferson
ranked first in Daffodil Days purchases, raising almost $9,000 in 1995.
How can you buy a bit of spring and at the same time fight cancer? Order
cut daffodil bouquets or pots of 8 to 10 mini-bulbs ­p; for $5 each from
your department's Daffodil Days volunteer. Get some for yourself or give
them to your relatives and friends.
Your departmental volunteer will take your orders, which must be accompanied
by cash, check or money order, made payable to the American Cancer Society
and designated "Daffodils." Just be sure that your order is in
by the deadline, Wednesday, February 28.
Jefferson Daffodil Days chairperson and Jefferson retiree, Marie Wilk, will
notify the department coordinators when their group's daffodils arrive so
they can be picked up in the lobby of the Bluemle Life Sciences Building,
233 South 10th Street. Orders for one-half box or more will be delivered
directly to your department by Federal Express.
Mrs. Wilk can be reached through 1050 Bluemle; the extension is 4645 and
the fax is 923-3528.
Professional Chefs Showcase Culinary Talents
in Dining With Heart Recipe Competition
On Tuesday, February 27, professional chefs across the Delaware Valley will
get out their mixing bowls, saute pans and baking dishes and whip up mealtime
masterpieces that are low in fat and sodium but big on taste. No, it's not
the Betty Crocker bake-off. It's Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's
first Dining With Heart culinary competition at Founders in The Bellevue
This exciting event celebrates culinary innovation and rewards chefs committed
to heart-healthy eating. Dining With Heart is the popular program featuring
delicious low-fat, low-sodium menu items in many renowned Philadelphia area
restaurants. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in cooperation with the
Greater Philadelphia Restaurant & Purveyor Association and the Philadelphia
Delaware Valley Restaurant Association, sponsor Dining With Heart.
A panel of expert judges, including Le Bec Fin's Georges Perrier, will select
one winning recipe in the entree and dessert categories. Recipes must meet
Dining With Heart nutritional guidelines for fat and sodium. (If you would
like a copy of the winning recipes, please call 5077, press "1"
at the prompt and leave your name and internal mailing address.)
The winning chef in the entree category will enjoy a trip to the California
Wine Country, compliments of Margolis Southern Wine & Spirits. The dessert
category grand prize is a Fante's basket of cooking essentials, valued at
$250, plus $500.
The Dining With Heart Culinary Competition is made possible through the
generous support of Margolis Southern Wine and Spirits, The Bellevue Hotel,
Jefferson Bank's ChefSmart Visa, Chorus Communications, Ellis Coffee Company
Faculty Wives Present 'A Walk Through Philadelphia'
The Faculty Wives Club of Jefferson Medical College will meet on Wednesday,
March 6, in room 105-107 Bluemle, beginning with a reception at 11:30, followed
by luncheon at noon and a business meeting.
The afternoon's program will consist of a presentation by tour guide, Jacqueline
Bagley, "The Discerning Traveler: A Walk Through Philadelphia."
The Faculty Wives Club provides educational and cultural programs for spouses
of JMC faculty and sponsors the Jefferson Art Show every spring. In addition,
the members have established an Emergency Loan Fund to meet unexpected expenses
Jefferson medical students may incur.