RRC Surgical Resident Workspace
In October 2020, the newly constructed Rosato, Rosato, Chojnacki (RRC) Surgical Resident Workspace opened on Gibbon 4 East. The 548 square foot space includes:
- personal lockers and comfortable seating areas
- television monitors for Jefferson employee announcements
- eight individual computer stations
- a full-length conference table
- A kitchenette with a full-sized refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, cabinet storage, and a sink.
We know that the rigors of surgical residency can bring about persistent stress and feelings of exhaustion.
“A surgical residency is rewarding and exhilarating, but it can also be stressful and exhausting,” says Gerald A. Isenberg, MD, Vice Chair for Education and President, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Medical Staff. “This ‘home away from home’ gives our trainees space and time to create the healthy habits that will help them perform at their best during residency and throughout their surgical careers.”
Having a beautiful, secure location to discuss patient care, complete with the latest technologies, has had a profound positive impact on resident camaraderie and affords us the resources to provide excellent care to our patients.
Honoring the Rosato Family with the Surgical Resident Workspace
Following a devastating health diagnosis for Ernest L. “Gary” Rosato, MD, in fall 2020, an anonymous donor provided a naming gift for the space, now called the Rosato, Rosato, Chojnacki (RRC) Surgical Resident Workspace. In addition to memorializing Gary, the gift recognizes the significant contributions of his father, Francis E. Rosato, Sr., MD, who was Chair of Surgery from 1978 until 2000, as well as their practice colleague, Karen A. Chojnacki, MD, the second Francis E. Rosato Professor of Surgery, following Gary.
Donations are still being accepted online and by contacting Amanda Malinchak at 215-955-4955.