In the heart of South Philadelphia, Methodist Hospital Division, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, forms a backdrop for Ferko String Band, the city's winner of the Mummer's Parade competition. A significant Jefferson Health System healthcare presence in the South Philadelphia community, Methodist has supported the Mummer's for 10 years with prizes awarded to the string bands and fancy brigades who are juged at the hospital site.
|Robert Neroni Photography
Rudolph Dickerson, a kidney transplant patient at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, receives a "hug" pillow from Downingtown Middle School sixth through eighth grade students. The handmade pillows are sewn in the shape of a patient's transplanted organ, and provide support for a patient's incision to reduce the pain from getting in and out of bed. The home economics class students at the school started making the pillows five years ago, when their teacher received a kidney transplant. The students make enough pillows for the approximately 30 liver and 80 kidney transplant patients each year at Jefferson.
Attending the 21st annual Dorothy B. Kaufmann Lectureship sponsored by the Hand Rehabilitation Foundation and Thomas Jefferson University were, seated from left, Dorothy B. Kaufmann and Evelyn J. Mackin, PT, and, standing from left, Lawrence H. Schneider, MD, and Julio Taleisnik, MD. The event was held at the Union League of Philadelphia.