The Health Nexus
A Doctor’s Personal Experience with COVID-19: Diagnosis, Hospitalization, and Giving Back

A Doctor’s Personal Experience with COVID-19: Diagnosis, Hospitalization, and Giving Back

May 12, 2020

Jefferson Emergency Medicine physician Dr. Anna Marie Chang became sick with the coronavirus in mid-March 2020. In this episode, she tells the story of her symptoms worsening, the isolation of the hospital room as a patient, and using her experience to rally efforts toward convalescent plasma donation.

Check out TheHealthNexus.org for more content on the coronavirus, like a patient's guide to telemedicine during the pandemic and information about plasma donations from coronavirus survivors at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Blood Donor Center.

Also, read the commentary from Dr. Chang about her experience.

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A Conversation About Coronavirus with Jefferson Health President Dr. Bruce Meyer

A Conversation About Coronavirus with Jefferson Health President Dr. Bruce Meyer

March 24, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone. Our societal norms of interacting with each other are being interrupted and our daily schedules are upended. Dr. Bruce Meyer, President of Jefferson Health, talks about how kindness and compassion, hand-washing and sanitizing, and self-care are all key in making sure we work together as a society to fight this. He addresses social distancing (why do we need it?) and flattening the curve (what is this curve and why does it need to be flat?). 

 

Check out TheHealthNexus.org for more stories on the coronavirus, like how telemedicine is playing a big rolehow the mobile testing sites work, and more information about the importance of flattening the curve.

 

Also, read more from Dr. Meyer. He and other experts from Jefferson Health answer more questions about the coronavirus and offer a call to action for Philadelphia.

 

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A New Home with an Old Friend: Cardiologists Discuss Hahnemann University Hospital Closure and Heart Health

A New Home with an Old Friend: Cardiologists Discuss Hahnemann University Hospital Closure and Heart Health

February 25, 2020

Drs. Sallie Cho and Paulina Gorodin-Kiliddar join Jefferson Cardiology after their practice at Drexel Medicine closed as a result of the nearby Hahnemann University Hospital closure. They recount the emotional toll the closure took on each of them as well as their patients. Hear what's next for them at Jefferson and their tips for a healthy heart.

Read the commentary on The Health Nexus co-written by Drs. Cho and Gorodin for more on their story:https://thehealthnexus.org/mending-broken-hearts/

For more stories from The Health Nexus on the impact of the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital: https://thehealthnexus.org/tag/hahnemann/

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Jefferson and Strongline Take on Workplace Violence for Nurses and Clinical Staff

Jefferson and Strongline Take on Workplace Violence for Nurses and Clinical Staff

November 26, 2019

If you’re not in the health care industry, it may come as a surprise to learn that patient-facing staff can encounter violence in the workplace. This episode tells the story of one nurse’s frightening experience and what Jefferson and Strongline are doing to create a safer environment for health care workers.

The Life and Work of Dr. Bruce Meyer

The Life and Work of Dr. Bruce Meyer

October 29, 2019

This episode of The Health Nexus Podcast highlights someone who is key to Jefferson’s future: Jefferson Health President Dr. Bruce Meyer. Hear about his big ideas… and his big family.

How Jefferson’s Labor and Delivery Teams Responded to the Closure of Hahnemann University Hospital

How Jefferson’s Labor and Delivery Teams Responded to the Closure of Hahnemann University Hospital

September 30, 2019

There are 21,000 babies born in Philadelphia every year. With the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital, many mothers would turn to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for their deliveries. The support and love felt strongly throughout the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department helped brace them for the increase in patients.

How Jefferson’s Residency and Fellowship Program Responded to the Closure of Hahnemann University Hospital

How Jefferson’s Residency and Fellowship Program Responded to the Closure of Hahnemann University Hospital

September 30, 2019

When Hahnemann University Hospital announced its closure in the summer of 2019, many post-graduate trainees in their residencies and fellowships were left questioning their futures. One psychiatry fellow, Dr. Adam Sagot, tells the story of how he landed at Jefferson.

How Jefferson’s Emergency Department Responded to the Closure of Hahnemann University Hospital

How Jefferson’s Emergency Department Responded to the Closure of Hahnemann University Hospital

September 30, 2019

Located only one mile away from Hahnemann University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia saw an uptick in patients when Hahnemann closed the doors to its emergency room in the summer of 2019 as part of its overall closure. Hear from hospital president Rich Webster and staff members from the department on what that experience was like.