Community Carey kicks off Jeffersons 1998 United Way campaign. Here from left, Thomas J. Lewis, President and CEO for the Hospital and Beth-Ann Schauer, Executive Associate to Mr. Lewis, join United Way Campaign Co-Chair Patricia A. Wallace, Manager, Volunteer Services and Patient Information, and United Way Campaign Chair Kevin J. Donahue, Director, Accounting and Systems for Physical Resources, in bringing Community Careys spirit to the Jefferson Community. Theres still time to contribute to the United Way Campaign, which closes November 4.
During this fiscal year, all Hospital and University employees will receive new employee identification badges. This effort is part of a Jefferson Health System-wide initiative to implement a uniform employee ID program. Shown above, left, Tom Faith from Identicard trains Department of Security employees to use the new equipment. Security employees will take most employee photos on-site for departments and send ID badges, similar to the one pictured above, to employees after the photos are added to the badge software. This new process stores all employee photos electronically. So, if you misplace your ID, the system can call up your original photo to produce a replacement ID badge. Wearing your employee ID badge has always been an important part of keeping the campus safe. This new ID system will allow employees to be easily recognized as a JHS employee, while here and at other JHS locations, and keep us in compliance with recent state regulations requiring all healthcare givers to display ID badges with their names and positions.
The Department of Securitys Annual Jefferson Safety Fest, Taking Safety Home, featured many Jefferson participants as well as local businesses who provided safety tips and information, free food and giveaways to those who attended. Here, Mary Kehner, Department of Nursing Service, second from left, and Kim Sullivan from SmartCare, left, provide information on Jeffersons switch from latex to vinyl gloves to promote a latex-safe environment. The two help employees measure their hands to choose proper fitting vinyl gloves. The vinyl gloves offer the same level of protection as latex gloves and eliminate latex powder from the workplace. This powder has been linked to increased sensitivity and allergies to latex.
The Womens Board recently held its first Futures
Conference at the Philadelphia College of Physicians to plan the organizations
direction and goals for the new millenium. Shown above at a planning luncheon preceding
the event are, left to right, Jean Haley, SaraKay Smullens, Deborah Shain, facilitator of
the Futures Conference, and Lisa Brownstein.
From the control room of Jefferson Hospitals Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Arnold J. Greenspon, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, directs a cardiac catheterization procedure under way beyond the glass partition. The event is unusual because the procedure is being simultaneously viewed via satellite link by 1,500 engineers and scientists, from among more than 10,000 participants gathered at the Baltimore, Convention Center for an international conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the worlds largest technical professional society composed of more than 320,000 members active in 152 countries. The procedure, transmitted live, is of a radiofrequency catheter ablation performed on a 25-year-old woman to correct supraventricular tachycardia, causing an abnormally rapid heart rate. The procedure, and the presentation explaining it, formed part of an IEEE Keynote Address, Radio Frequency/Microwave Applications in Medicine: RF Ablation, organized and presented by Drs. Greenspon and Arye Rosen, with the support of Dr. Roger Kaul of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society. Arye Rosen, PhD, is Research Professor and Center Professor at Drexel University, and Associate in Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. The presentation came about as part of the new Drexel-Jefferson Academic Alliance. In the photos background, Richard Borge, MD, Fellow in Cardiology, assists in the procedure. Pejman Makarechi, Director, Medical Media Services, and his staff set up and conducted the live transmission to Baltimore, the first such transmission ever from Jefferson.