[vc_row][vc_column][edgtf_title_with_number title="PERSON OF THE YEAR" number="2022" title_color="#c7118a"][vc_column_text]Barbara Klinkhammer Dean of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Thomas Jefferson University A successful administrator, accomplished scholar, design teacher and architect, Barbara Klinkhammer became Executive Dean of the College of  Architecture and the Built Environment at Thomas Jefferson University in August 2012. She is recognized as a thought...


Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Patient Pavilion
Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Silvestri Tower

The Cherry Hill Patient Pavilion with all-private rooms opened at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital in December 2020. It was the last phase of a five-year, $250 million-plus campus revitalization project.

In addition to new patient care units with private rooms, the new Patient Pavilion also has new Medical Imaging facilities and a modern, full-service café. Hospital room amenities take the patient experience to a new level designed with patients and their family members’ comfort and convenience in mind, some of the new amenities include:

  • An iPad in every patient room (sanitized after every discharge) that allows patients to access MyChart (for information on their care), as well as educational materials
  • A remote device that allows patients to control their room environment, including: the television, lighting and temperature and window blinds
  • Specialized beds with a USB port built into the handrails, for easy charging of electronic devices • A bed alarm with automatic settings for patient safety
  • An informational touchscreen electronic board that includes information to assist patients with care provider names and photos — and an area for family members to leave messages for the patient. Staff Feedback Added to Increase Efficiency and Safety Hospital clinical staff were invited to provide suggestions and input during the planning phase of the new facility. Using their input, technological advancements were made to increase efficiency and safety measures:
  • A WOW (Workstation on Wheels) in every patient room as a permanent fixture
  • A lab label printer in each room for providers on the floor drawing blood
  • Workstations in the hallway between every 2 patient rooms
  • A touch-screen White Board that will include areas for care providers to list information Digital room signs outside each patient room that are “fed” from EPIC and provide information about the patient (i.e., last name; any medical precautions)
  • A new ‘P-tube’ system – similar to what is used at bank drive-throughs – will be put in place for all nursing units to enable medications and lab testing to go directly to and from the pharmacy and lab to the nursing units.
  • All patient care providers – including nurses and techs – will carry cell phones linked to the patient call button. These phones will also be linked to other alarm systems.

The Pavilion’s opening comes five years after the start of the overall Cherry Hill campus revitalization project, which included a new lobby pavilion and medical office building, as well as a seven-story, enclosed (free) parking facility.

A ribbon-cutting celebration was held September 2021 for the new seven-story, $184 million Silvestri Tower. Despite the pandemic, the state-of-the-art facility opened on time and on budget. The Silvestri Tower features 90 private rooms, a new main entrance and two-story lobby, a new cafeteria with outdoor dining space, a new Same-Day Surgery Unit, new Admissions and Pre-Admission Testing areas, and much more. The tower enables Jefferson to expand services; develop new clinical programs; and provide patients with a calming, yet high technology environment, close to home.

The Silvestri Tower is named in honor of Board member John P. Silvestri — a key member of our organization for more than 25 years — and his family, after they made a $5 million gift — the largest monetary gift in Jefferson Health – New Jersey history. “The Silvestri family’s unfailing support — and their drive to be a part of delivering high-quality care.

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Eleven scholarships totaling $60,000 were presented to regional high school students at the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia 18th Annual Scholarship Breakfast, Thursday, May 23 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. Scholarships will allow students to continue their education in the architecture, construction, and engineering fields. CLICK ON the names of the students below to show a brief bio. [URIS...