In 1994, the American Hospital Association implemented the Institute for Diversity in Health Management Summer Enrichment Program to expand healthcare leadership opportunities for minorities and increase the number of qualified minorities entering the field. Since the program began, Jefferson Hospital has accepted four administrative interns under the guidance of the Institutes enrichment program. One of the students, Kimberly Evans, MHA, left, has used her experience in healthcare administration to attain the position of Administrative Manager of Transplant Services at Jefferson. Shown above, Ms. Evans meets with this years intern, John Kwan, who worked in Hospital Administration. This year, Jefferson was one of two hospitals to receive an award for its support to the program.
Jeffersons Department of Volunteers recently sponsored a Day of Healthy Living for the teen volunteers. The day included presentations by health professionals on emotional health, nutrition and disease prevention, a Heart Smart lunch and a fitness event. Shown above, Santiago Juarez, Summer Intern, Commons, shows the volunteers techniques to build strength and cardiovascular exercises.
Raphael J. DeHoratius, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Jefferson Medical College, and Director of the Lupus Center, left, accepts a donation from Sam Cancila, center, representing the Integrity Council #586 of the Royal Arcanum. The Royal Arcanum makes an annual contribution to Jefferson for the advancement of Lupus research and treatment. Also shown is Dee Weisberg, President of the Lupus Foundation of Philadelphia, Inc.