IVF Program Seeks Egg Donors
The hospital's In Vitro Fertilization Program seeks women under 34 years
of age to donate eggs to infertile couples.
Donors will undergo screening involving medical and psychological testing.
Eligible donors, who must have medical insurance, will be compensated.
If you would like to participate in this worthwhile program, please call
Carol Goldman, LSW, at 5-5147.
C. Douglas Maynard, MD Presents 1996 Hodes
The ninth annual Philip J. Hodes Lecture of the department of radiology
will be presented on Tuesday, May 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Solis-Cohen
Auditorium of Jefferson Alumni Hall. The speaker, C. Douglas Maynard, MD,
professor and chairman of the department of radiology at the Bowman Gray
school of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will present "Re-engineering
Academic Radiology to Meet the Challenge of Managed Care."
Dr. Maynard is president of the American Board of Radiology and a member
of the Residency Review Committee for Radiology. He is also a member of
the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology.
Dr. Maynard has published widely and lectured extensively throughout the
medical community, with recent emphasis on subjects such as future directions
for research in diagnostic imaging, radiology manpower issues, and the application
of computerization and engineering concepts to radiology management.
All Jeffersonians are cordially invited to attend.
Jefferson Thanks Our Employees
The University places great value upon our employees who bring enthusiasm
and skill to their work.
The human resources department will host a celebration for 525 employees
on Wednesday, May 22, at 5 p.m. in Jefferson Alumni Hall.
The program will start with a reception on the mezzanine, followed by dinner
and the recognition program. Honorees will receive service award certificates
and gifts demonstrating the University's appreciation for their accomplishments.
For information, call Fran Smith at 3-6785.
Jefferson Sets Up Service to Help Process
New Employees from Outside United States
A recent executive order signed by President Clinton debars a Federal contractor
from participating in new government contracts for at least one year if
found to "knowingly hire" unauthorized workers.
This latest step by the Federal government to combat illegal immigration
increases the need for Federal contractors to verify the identity and employment
eligibility of all workers. Accordingly, Jefferson's Office of International
Exchange Services (OIES), directed by Janice M. Bogen, has established a
system for checking in all nonimmigrant employees. With guidance by Brent
L. Saunders, corporate compliance officer, the system is being run in cooperation
with the department of human resources and the controller's office.
OIES staff verify employment eligibility and help prepare immigration applications
for initial entry as well as for job changes and extended stays. Staff also
provide tax compliance information as well as tips on safety and life in
Philadelphia and the United States.
Any department hiring employees from outside the United States should process
their entry on campus through OIES, located in M70 Jefferson Alumni Hall,
Chicken Pox Vaccine Now Available at University
Scratch no more! University Health Services (UHS) is now offering the varicella
vaccine for chicken pox free of charge to employees and students who have
never had the disease. The immunization ­p;­p; shown to be 95 percent
effective for adults ­p;­p; consists of two injections about four
weeks apart. Potential side effects and restrictions in patient care will
be discussed with you prior to vaccination. If you are unsure as to whether
you've had chicken pox, UHS recommends that you take a simple blood test
to find out. Call UHS for more information at 5-6835.
Admissions for nine months of this fiscal year (July ­p; March) were
1077 or 5.2 percent below last year. In addition, the average length of
stay for the hospital was only 6.18 days, which is a half day below the
prior year. 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 18,001 below last year, reports Walter
E. Moore, assistant executive hospital director for fiscal operations.