Atlanticare Health System to join in
exclusive partnership with duPont Hospital for Children and
Annual AIDS walk set for Sunday, October 19, 1997
Epilepsy Foundation of Southeastern PA announces new support group for women
The Philadelphia Hand Center announces flagship office and Jefferson Health System affiliation
ATLANTICARE HEALTH SYSTEM TO JOIN IN EXCLUSIVE PEDIATRIC PARTNERSHIP WITH DUPONT HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN AND THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
AtlantiCare Health System's Atlantic City Medical Center (ACMC) will join forces with duPont Hospital for Children, the pediatric affiliate of Thomas Jefferson University, to collaborate on an exclusive pediatric affiliation.
When completed, the agreement will be the first of its kind in southeastern New Jersey and the first step in developing a comprehensive regional children's program.
The agreement will link duPont's and Jefferson's renowned clinical services, specialty care and teaching programs with the AtlantiCare Health System. These services will be available at ACMC and at the new AtlantiCare Healthpark in Egg Harbor Township. At these locations, duPont and Jefferson will assist AtlantiCare in coordinating specialty care for children, including cardiology, neurology and gastroenterology.
The agreement also calls for duPont and Jefferson to help manage and operate inpatient pediatric units in both the City and Mainland Divisions of ACMC, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the City Division.
The duPont Hospital for Children is located in Wilmington, Delaware. Together, duPont and Jefferson provide pediatric care for close to 200,000 children from across the country annually.
The affiliation represents a significant expansion of duPont's and Jefferson's presence outside the Philadelphia region and will bring renowned pediatric specialists from both duPont and Jefferson to the southeastern New Jersey region. The duPont and Jefferson doctors will collaborate with local southeastern New Jersey primary care pediatric physicians in building a world-class pediatric program for residents there.
AtlantiCare Health System is composed of Atlantic City Medical Center, AtlantiCare Foundation, AtlantiCare Health Plans, AtlantiCare Behavioral Health, AtlantiCare Health Services and InfoShare, an information technology company.
ANNUAL AIDS WALK SET FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
On Sunday, October 19, Jeffersonians will be among the more than 30,000 people who will meet at the Eakins Oval for the 11th annual AIDS Walk. This year, walkers will solicit pledges to meet the goal of $l.5 million for AIDS care, education and prevention. Jefferson is once again the beneficiary of funding from the AIDS Walk. Funds will be used to expand our HIV case management program in the Department of Social Work.
Even if you are not able to participate on the day of the walk, you can show your support by sponsoring a friend, family member or co-worker. In addition, bake sales will be held on Friday, August 22, Wednesday September 17, and on Friday, October 3 and October 10, in the 11th Street Gibbon lobby. Bakers, we need your help! Please volunteer to donate baked goods.
"Button Day" is also on Wednesday, September 17, and AIDS Walk pledge forms, team sign-up sheets and information, and buttons to buy will be available at the bake sale at the 11th Street Gibbon lobby.
As an added convenience, pledge money for the Walk can be turned in several days beforehand to avoid lines on the morning of the Walk. The exact times and date are to be announced.
Put on your walking shoes and help us to make this event a success!
If you have not yet signed up or if you have any questions, please contact Melissa Rooney at 5-7214.
EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHEASTERN PA ANNOUNCES NEW SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN
The Epilepsy Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania (EFSEPA) announces the opening of a new Epilepsy Support Group for Women.
Joyce D. Liporace, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Jefferson Medical College, is medical advisor and co-facilitator of the group. Lisa Pfeifer, clinical coordinator for the Penn Epilepsy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, is also co-facilitator.
With epilepsy affecting 1 percent of all women, the new group will focus on many specific women's issues, such as pregnancy. Pregnancy in women with epilepsy carries an increased risk, causing many distinct physical and psychological problems.
The new Epilepsy Support Group for Women can buffer the effects of stigma and discrimination by offering members an opportunity to discuss difficulties and accomplishments related to their seizure disorder. Meetings are informative and educational, with family members and friends encouraged to attend.
For more information, contact Sue Livingston, Director,
Community Education, Outreach and Family Services, EFSEPA, at
THE PHILADELPHIA HAND CENTER ANNOUNCES FLAGSHIP OFFICE AND JEFFERSON HEALTH SYSTEM AFFILIATION
The Philadelphia Hand Center, P.C., with eight offices throughout the Delaware Valley, will be moving its Center City Philadelphia office from 9th and Walnut Streets to the Ben Franklin House at 9th and Chestnut Streets, and will become an affiliate of JHS.
"Our goal was to create a state-of-the-art treatment and rehabilitation center," said Lawrence H. Schneider, MD, one of the Philadelphia Hand Center's founding physicians. "Our move and affiliation with JHS allows us to continue to offer the best care to our patients, as the oldest and largest center of its kind in the Greater Philadelphia area."
In addition to Dr. Schneider, The Philadelphia Hand Center physicians include John S. Taras, MD, A. Lee Osterman, MD, John M. Bednar, MD, Randall W. Culp, MD, and James S. Raphael, MD.