Alan W. Rutherford Appointed
to TJU Board of Trustees
Spring into Spring on Daffodil Day, March 16
More Radio Listeners are Tuning to Jefferson Health System-Sponsored Radio Show
JMC Affiliations Day Attracts 150 Sophomores
Ferid Murad, MD, PhD, to Seliver William Potter Lecture
SEPTA Strike March 15?
Deborah Caplan, MSN, RN, Wins Statewide Pennsylvania Nurses Association Award
|Hospital coffee breaks in center city and at Ford Road included donuts, soda, cake and massages courtesy of Rejuvenations. The thank you event recognized all the hard work that went into our successful completion of the JCAHO survey. Thomas J. Lewis, Chief Executive Officer for the Hospital and his Executive Associate Beth-Ann Schauer, were two representatives from administration who served refreshments to our employees throughout the day.|
ALAN W. RUTHERFORD APPOINTED TO TJU BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Alan W. Rutherford, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Crown Cork and Seal Company, Inc., has been appointed to the Board of Trustees, Thomas Jefferson University, announced Jack Farber, Chairman of the University's Board.
Mr. Rutherford, who formerly worked in Crown Cork and Seal's Belgium office, was appointed as the company's European Controller, Antwerp, in 1986. After relocating to the company's corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, he was appointed Controller and then Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer.
He is a Fellow in the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom.
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SPRING INTO SPRING ON DAFFODIL DAY, MARCH 16
Departments all around the University will soon be filling with spring cheer when the American Cancer Society (ACS) daffodils arrive. Jefferson's delivery date is scheduled for Monday, March 16, and orders will be available for pick up in the Bluemle Life Sciences Building. Department representatives will be called when orders are available. Large orders will be delivered directly to the department.
Jefferson has been first in sales volume in the Philadelphia County area for the last nine consecuitive years - a testimony to the support of this drive by Jeffersonians. The University received a plaque for the highest sales ($8,144) in 1997 at the ACS "kickoff" in January. The award was accepted by Jefferson's coordinator, Marie Wilk Maikner (a former employee of the Kimmel Cancer Center). She also received a plaque for being the representative highest in sales in 1997.
Thank you for your continuing support of Daffodil Day. Special thanks to our top supporters in 1997:
Kimmel Cancer Center $837
Radiation Oncology/Bodine $533
Nutrition and Dietetics $300
Although the long-range benefits achieved through daffodil sales can never be measured in dollars, we are keenly aware of what the American Cancer Society has accomplished with funds raised through daffodil sales over the past 25 years.
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MORE RADIO LISTENERS ARE TUNING TO JEFFERSON HEALTH SYSTEM-SPONSORED RADIO SHOW
The number of fans of "HealthWise With Marty Weisberg", the Jefferson Health System-sponsored radio program that airs 8:30 a.m. every Sunday on WPEN 950, is slowly but steadily growing.
The latest Arbitrton radio ratings indicate that "HealthWise's" ratingswent from 1.0 last summer, when the show first aired, to 1.1 in the fall. Arbitron is the national ratings service for the radio industry.
In addition, the number of listeners per show rose from 13,700 in the summer to 15,600 in the fall, according to the ratings service.
Arbitron also indicated that "HealthWise" is more popular with radio listeners than another health system-sponsored medical program that aired previously in the same time period on WPEN. In the summer of 1996, the number of people listening to that program was 9.400, while the number listening to Jefferson Health System's "HealthWise" in the summer of 1997 was 13,700.
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JMC AFFILIATIONS DAY ATTRACTS 150 SOPHOMORES
More than 150 Jefferson Medical College (JMC) sophomores took the opportunity to meet representatives from Jefferson's affiliate hospitals and learn about rotations, electives and residencies during the seventh annual JMC Affiliations Day.
Following lunch and the general session, students dispersed into discussion groups with the 40 faculty members who attended. The event was hosted by the JMC Student Council in cooperation with the dean's office.
Hospitals represented were: Bryn Mawr Hospital, duPont Hospital for Children, Episcopal Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center, Lankenau Hospital, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Medical Center of Delaware, Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Methodist Hospital, St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, and Wilmington Veterans Administration Hospital.
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FERID MURAD, MD, PHD, TO DELIVER WILIAM POTTER LECTURE
Ferid Murad, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Integrative Biology, Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Texas Medical School, will deliver the 1998 William Potter Lecture on Thursday, March 26, at 4 p.m., in Solis-Cohen Auditorium, Jefferson Alumni Hall. The title of his lecture will be "Cell Signalling with Nitric Oxide and Cyclic GMP."
Dr. Murad's distinguished career includes service as Acting Chairman, Department of Medicine, Stanford University; Divisional Vice President, Pharmaceutical Discovery, Abbott Laboratories; Vice President, Pharmaceutical Research & Development, and Corporate Officer, Abbott Labs; and CEO/President, Molecular Geriatrics Corporation.
Dr. Murad, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, former Chairman of the NIDDK Board of Scientific Counselors, recipient of the American Heart Associations's Ciba Award and recipient of the Lasker Award for Basic Research, has published more than 330 papers. In addition, he has served in an editorial capacity for the Journal of Applied Cardiology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Advances in Pharmacology, The Journal of R&D Management, and Endothelium.
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SEPTA STRIKE MARCH 15?
As JeffNEWS went to press, employees and students faced the possibility of a city division SEPTA strike beginning Sunday, March 15.
The strike would affect only the city transportation system - buses, trolleys and subways - not the regional commuter rail lines.
With SEPTA's labor agreement with city transit workers expiring midnight, March 14, Jefferson's Commuter Services Office (CSO) has established an emergency transportation plan to help employees and students commute to and from Jefferson, Methodist Hospital and our Ford Road campus in the event of a strike.
A fleet of buses and passenger vans has been set to begin traveling designated routes beginning 10 p.m., Saturday, March 14. Also, beginning at the same time, two telephone extensions will be established to provide updated strike information to employees: 503-0494 and 503-0495.
If a strike is called for March 15, you should follow the instructions from CSO distributed with your March 5 paycheck, advises Thomas J. D'Alessandro, CSO manager. This letter and information packet lists detailed schedules of the 10 emergency bus and van routes set to run 24 hours daily, to and from Jefferson Alumni Hall, as well as cross references to rail lines. Please check with your supervisor for this information.
A broadcast email will also provide information.
Guidelines for Strike Service
The transportation service is available only to Thomas Jefferson University employees, faculty, students and volunteers. You must show your Jefferson ID to use this service.
In addition, you must obtain a Transportation Pass and pay $1 for each one-way trip. The temporary Transportation Passes will go on sale beginning March 9 at CSO. Passes not used during the strike will be refunded.
For more information, contact CSO at 5-6417 or on the Web at http://physres2.uns.tju.edu/CSO/
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DEBORAH CAPLAN, MSN, RN, WINS STATEWIDE PENNSYLVANIA NURSES ASSOCIATION AWARD
Deborah Caplan, MSN, RN, Nursing Care Coordinator, Department of Nursing, has received the 1997 Administrative-Management Award from the Pennsylvania Nurses Association (PNA) for implementing creative management strategies which directly and positively influence the quality of nursing care.
The award was one of eight categories honored statewide at the conclusion of PNA's 94th Annual Convention in Harrisburg.
The Administrative-Management Award is presented to a PNA member involved in nursing or healthcare administration. Ms. Caplan manages nursing care for units with a broad variety of patients: orthopaedic trauma, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, epilepsy and trauma.
In addition to developing new models of care delivery, Ms. Caplan implemented a "Unit Based Quality Management" model used to test impact on quality and cost of patient care services as well as staff and patient satisfaction.
Colleagues credit Ms. Caplan's flexibility and communication skills for much of her success. Her award citation notes that "she is able to adjust her own practice to conform to new models of care to become a role model and set standards for others to follow."
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