Starting Out on the Parent
Attend Travel Seminar
JCAHO Video Conferences Available At Jefferson
Penny Wise Closes For The Summer
In April, Jefferson celebrated Take Our Daughters to Work Day 1998 by inviting more than 100 young women to campus. Shown at left, are participants from White Rock Baptist Church Girl Scout Troop 263 and daughters of Jefferson's Children's Health Center employees learning how to cast a finger. Jefferson provides a full day of activities for the young women participants to expose them to the clinical and business aspects of health care. Earl Spangenberg Photography
The 9 Center nursing staff turned the unit into the days of horses and cowboys during their Wild West Day celebration. Shown above are staff who dressed as cowboys, rode stick horses and decorated the halls with wild west scenes. Staff members also had a luncheon in their saloon including traditional favorites like hot dogs and beans. The staff plans a theme day periodically to promote team spirit and keep morale high. David Super Photography
STARTING OUT ON THE PARENT PATH
Along with excellent patient care, more than 400 expectant mothers who are patients of Jefferson Health System's obstetrician/gynecologists have already received a valuable bonus in their Parent Path Program membership.
Members will receive informative monthly newsletters from the 3rd month through the 9th month of pregnancy and one per quarter for their child's first year of life.
The newsletters contain articles on the many facets of parenthood including clinical, social, financial, emotional and developmental issues. Each issue also contains recommended readings, answers to commonly asked questions and a link to JEFF NOW®, the Jefferson Health System's physician referral service.
In addition, participants will receive discounts to local and national participating vendors, child birth classes, and many support services such as lactation counseling, nutrition counseling and parenting programs. Ask your Jefferson Health System obstetrician/gynecologist about Parent Path.
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ATTEND TRAVEL SEMINAR
Traveler's Diarrhea is the most common infection to ruin a trip.
The signs, symptoms and latest medical management of this troubling disorder will be discussed at a free seminar for the Jefferson community in McClellan Hall, second floor of Jefferson Medical College (JMC), June 3, noon to 1 p.m.
Jorge A. Prieto, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, JMC, Digestive Disease Institute, will discuss traveler's and other forms of infectious diarrhea followed by questions and answers. Informational literature will be distributed and refreshments served. To reserve your seat, call 1-888-WELL-123.
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JCAHO VIDEO CONFERENCES AVAILABLE AT JEFFERSON
Jefferson is participating in the Joint Commission Satellite Network, which conducts video conferences on various survey topics throughout the year. All employees at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Center City, Ford Road and Methodist Divisions are invited to attend. Reservations are not necessary.
Employees interested in attending can fax related questions ahead of time to 214-416-1261. You may also ask questions during the conference using the videoconferencing call-in feature.
If you are unable to attend a session and would like to borrow its videotape, please contact Theresa MacKale, Quality Management Department, at 5-8131.
Following is the schedule through 1998. All programs are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 9: Innovative Models of Patient and Family Education; video only.
Room assignments will be announced in July for the following videoconferences:
In addition, 18 conferences from 1997 are available on videotape. For their titles, and all other questions, call Jo-Lyn Brace, Manager, Quality Management Department, at 5-5233.
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PENNY WISE CLOSES FOR THE SUMMER
The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Penny Wise Thrift Shop, 57-59 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, will recess for the summer at the close of business on Saturday, June 20. Until the shop's summer closing, furniture, clothing, china, silver, bric-a-brac and antiques will be sold from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday; and from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Donations are accepted at any time during business hours. For more information, call the Penny Wise Thrift Shop at 610-642-7239.