Jefferson Physician Named Chairman
of Pennsylvania Section Of American College Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Owen Montgomery, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was
elected chairman of the Pennsylvania Section of American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists (ACOG). He becomes one of the youngest chairmen in the
organization's 42-year history. The three-year position became effective
November 4, 1995.
As chairman, Dr. Montgomery will represent the state at district meetings,
act as liaison to state legislators and represent ACOG in coalitions to
improve the quality of health care for women.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Receives Highest Honor
in Managed Health Care
David B. Nash, MD, MBA, director, office of health policy and clinical outcomes,
has been named the 1995 recipient of the Clifton J. Latiolais Honor Medal,
the highest honor in managed health care. Dr. Nash is the second person
to receive the medal, which was presented at the American Managed Care Pharmacy
Association's fifth annual membership meeting and conference.
The association is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
The first recipient of the medal was Alain C. Enthoven, PhD, professor of
public and private management and health research and policy at Stanford
University School of Medicine and a world-renown authority on healthcare
management and policy.
"Dr. Nash is one of a small group of MD/MBAs leading health care forward
on business and quality issues," said Arthur C. Solomon, PharmMS, AMCPA
president and chairman, Latiolais Honor Medal Committee. "He is inspiring
the medical profession to accept the inevitable: that clinical guidelines
and outcomes measurement won't go away, and that doctors can shape the process
by taking an active role."
A board-certified internist, Dr. Nash leads one of the very few fulltime
outcomes research units in an academic medical center, overseeing a staff
of professionals who are constantly updating the field's knowledge of outcomes
and guidelines. Nationally recognized for his work in outcomes management,
medical staff development and quality-of-care improvement, his publications
have appeared in three dozen articles in major journals and five edited
books. He was named recently by Faulkner and Gray, one of the nation's largest
healthcare publishers, as one of the most influential policy makers in academic
University Librarian Named President of Association
of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Directors
Edward W. Tawyea, MSLS, Thomas Jefferson University librarian and director
of AISR, was elected president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences
Libraries Directors (AAHSLD). Mr. Tawyea will begin his term in November
AAHSLD membership includes library directors of 142 accredited U.S. and
Canadian medical schools belonging to the Association of American Medical
Colleges (AAMC). As president, Mr. Tawyea will work to protect the rights
of libraries and universities as new copyright laws are written regarding
electronic data, build coalitions between libraries and publishers and foster
the relationship between AAHSLD and AAMC and its other sub-organizations.
John F. Ditunno Jr., MD, the Michie Professor
of Rehabilitation Medicine and department chairman, Jefferson Medical College,
received a letter from United States Senator Rick Santorum extending congratulations
on the department's reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities. Senator Santorum expressed his pleasure with
the department's "continued success in serving the needs of people
with disabilities in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding areas in a
quality-oriented and cost- efficient manner. Your achievement reaffirms
the distinguished reputation of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as
a premier deliverer of healthcare services."
The University notes with great sadness the tragic death of Yanick Denis-Gabbin,
MD, a senior medical resident, on January 14. The Jefferson House Staff
Association has established a trust fund administered by First Fidelity
Bank to provide for the education of her 2-year old son, Brandon. Contributions
may be made payable to "Brandon Gabbin Trust Fund" and may be
sent to the Office of House Staff Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,
111 South 11th Street, Suite 2170 Gibbon Building, Philadelphia, PA 19107.