Attention Healthcare Workers! New Therapy After Occupational Exposure to
Healthcare workers should be aware that the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
has issued new guidelines regarding preventative therapy after an occupational
exposure to HIV, says Ellen O'Connor, MD, medical director for University
This therapy includes two retroviral drugs, ACT and 3TC. In the event of
a high-risk exposure, a third drug, the protease inhibitor indivir, will
Although this therapy has numerous side effects, it offers a protective
benefit that outweighs the risk.
International Day Is Coming Soon!
A celebration of cultural diversity from throughout our hospital, University
and community, will be held Saturday, October 12, from noon to 5 p.m. at
If you or your group is interested in volunteering to set up a booth, provide
entertainment, prepare a delicacy promoting a particular culture, or assist
with fundraising or publicity, contact us for more information:
· Lou Giangiulio, JMC '99, at
574-0332 (e-mail GIANGIU1)
· Meredith Warner, JMC '99, at 629-2285 (e-mail WARNER1)
· Office of Student Affairs at 503-6988 (157 Jeff Alumni Hall)
Jefferson Hosting Regional 'Hub' Conference on Technology, Healthcare
Delivery, Education and Research
Mark your calendars for Monday, September 9, when Jefferson will host a
"Conference on Regional Technology, Healthcare Delivery, Education
and Research" in McClellan Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The gathering of scientists, healthcare educators and leaders from healthcare
delivery and area business and industry will explore ways to upgrade and
streamline the information and computer capabilities of industry and education
in the region encompassing eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, Delaware
and northern Maryland.
The last of four regional planning meetings, the Jefferson session is co-chaired
by Leonard M. Rosenfeld, PhD, assistant dean, College of Graduate Studies,
and Reuben Mezzrich, MD, interim chairman, department of radiology, Hospital
of the University of Pennsylvania.
Keynote speaker is Congressman Curt Weldon (Delaware County, PA) who is
spearheading the collaborative effort to transform the region's intellectual
and industrial capabilities to the level of California's Silicon Valley
and Boston's Route 128 area.
The regional effort ­p; known as the "Regional Network and Computing
Hub" ­p; is co-chaired by Robert Hollebeek, PhD, department of physics,
University of Pennsylvania, and Da Hsuan Feng, PhD, department of physics,
Drexel University. For more information, contact Dr. Rosenfeld at 3-7895.
All Are Welcome to a Free Discussion of Depression, Thursday, October
Just listen to the news or read a newspaper any day, and you realize that
depression is an illness with very serious consequences if left untreated.
To learn what the symptoms are and what steps to take once you recognize
them, the department of psychiatry and human behavior welcomes Jeffersonians
and the public to a free slide presentation and discussion of depression
by department faculty and residents.
The event will take place Thursday, October 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the Jefferson
Psychiatric Associates clinic on the 15th floor of 1201 Chestnut St., in
To reserve your seat, call
Waste Not, Want Not
Nancy M. Schneck, director of environmental services, announced that Jefferson
has saved $43,306 from July of last year to March 1996 through its recycling
program at the hospital. An amazing 353.6 tons of waste was recycled which
greatly reduced compacting costs. Among the recylables, 362,120 pounds of
cardboard and 213,740 pounds of office paper!
Health Care Providers: Tired of Caring for Others and Not Yourself?
Are you a nurse, nursing assistant or other healthcare staff member in need
of effective stress reduction?
Several openings are available for Fall 1996 in a group for health providers
who are in need of stress reduction and replenishment. The program is sponsored
Please call Nancy Killackey, MA, and Stephen Falatyn, MD, for further information
Women's Board Jazz Brunch Honors Emergency Department
The Barton Social Service Department of the Women's Board of Thomas Jefferson
University Hospital will sponsor a Jazz Brunch featuring James M. Hunter,
MD, with the Jazz Traditions, on Sunday, September 29th at noon, at Jefferson
Alumni Hall. Dr. Hunter is The Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Special honoree of the event will be Jefferson's emergency department.
All proceeds from this event will benefit hospital patient care projects.
Reserve your place by September 15. For ticket information, please call
the Women's Board Office at 5-8307.
Admissions for July, the first month of this fiscal year 1997, were 2,200
or 3.0 percent greater than planned. In addition, the average length of
stay for the hospital was 6.1 days, which is .3 days greater than budgeted.
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 for this period total 12,766 or 358 more than budgeted, reports
Walter E. Moore, vice president for financial planning and reporting.
Choir Rehearsals Resume
The 27th season of the Thomas Jefferson University choir begins with rehearsals
on Wednesday, September 4, at 7 p.m., in McClellan Hall, 1025 Walnut Street.
The choir is open to all members of the Jefferson community without audition.
Refreshments will be served following the first rehearsal.
The fall concert, on Friday, December 13, will feature Haydn's Schopfungmesse.
For additional information, contact Robert Sataloff, MD, Peggy Baroody
or Kate Emerich at 545-3322.