Washington for Quality Patient Care
Participating in the event were Betsy Miletta, RT, Registered Radiographer; Bernadette Garofola, MEd RT, Assistant Chief Therapist; and Jennifer Murphy, RT, Registered Radiographer. While in Washington, they met with senators and representatives from New Jersey and Pennsylvania and discussed how quality care could be improved by requiring medical imaging and radiation therapy personnel to meet basic standards.
Jefferson Student Receives Sarnoff Fellowship
Mr. Appel is also the recipient of the 1999 Bodine Award, an honor presented by the Office of Scientific Affairs Committee on Research to a junior medical student who excels in laboratory research.
Jefferson Anesthesiologist Named President of the Malignant
Under Dr. Rosenbergs leadership, MHAUS will continue to provide information and assistance to professionals caring for malignant hyperthermia (MH) and neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) patients. Malignant hyperthermia is a rare inherited condition characterized by a rapid, extreme and often fatal rise in body temperature following the administration of general anesthesia. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a dangerous side effect occasionally seen in patients taking neuroleptic drugs for psychotic symptoms such as paranoid delusions and auditory hallucinations.
Jefferson Urologist Wins 1998 Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award
Richard L. Baron, MD, To Deliver 12th Annual Hodes
Dr. Baron has held faculty appointments in the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington in Seattle. Recently he stepped aside as Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine to devote full time to his activities as President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pittsburgh Physicians, the faculty practice plan of that institution.
Dr. Barons wide-ranging research interests over the course of his career have focused on numerous aspects of abdominal imaging, with emphasis in recent years on imaging of the liver and biliary tract.
David J. Lansky, PhD,To Deliver 8th Annual Grandon
Pamela Watson, ScD,RN Elected to AACN Board of Directors
Dr. Watsons two-year term on the board of the organization that is the national voice for baccalaureate- and graduate-degree nursing education programs began at the conclusion of the Associations spring annual meeting.
Representing more than 530 member schools of nursing at public and private institutions nationwide, AACNs educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications, and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelors- and graduate-degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate education, research and practice in nursing the nations largest healthcare profession.
Have Your Hearing, Speech and Language Screened
In addition, the speech, language pathology section of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine will conduct free speech and language screenings for employees and their dependents. To schedule a speech and language screening appointment, call 5-2554.
On Tuesday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., representatives from both departments will distribute information on better speech and hearing in the 11th Street dining area of the Hospitals Atrium Cafeteria.
S.T.A.R. Tip - Patient Confidentiality
Its not only confidentiality issues that can cause problems. Every hospital employee can undermine the confidence of the public by talking about how short-staffed a department is or by making negative remarks about the hospital, patients or families. Overhearing such conversations makes listeners question the hospitals quality of care.
So remember when you are on an elevator or in other public areas, avoid discussing patient information and other details that should not be shared with non-employees. Keeping these conversations confidential exhibits our respect for patients right to privacy.
Carebridge Helps Employees Find Childcare Services
When you call Carebridge, a professional Child Care Resource Specialist will locate providers that offer the care you need at the price you can afford. Carebridge will help you locate childcare services and providers you may normally have difficulty finding.
Carebridge is a family resource and referral service Jefferson provides cost-free to its employees. Employees can reach Carebridge by calling 1-800-437-0911. Other services available through Carebridge include eldercare assistance, college planning, adoption information, personal financial management, relocation assistance and time management consultation.