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A Year in Review

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As we say farewell to 2021, we reflect on the past year at Jefferson. We look forward to a happy, healthy, and optimistic 2022!


  • Over 11,000 employees get vaccinated
  • Dominic and Michele Frederico make a $5 million gift to the Specialty Care Pavilion


  • The Hon. Joyce and Herbert Kean, MD, make a $5 million gift to the Department of Otolaryngology in the Specialty Care Pavilion
  • The Frazier Family Coalition for Stroke Education & Prevention launches


  • National Doctors’ Day raises $173,740


  • Jefferson Giving Day raises $1,311,172 in 24 hours
  • Grand opening ceremony is held for the Hansjörg Wyss Wellness Center
  • Jefferson Health Foundation New Jersey Gala raises $412,000
  • Abington Health Foundation Gala raises $283,325


  • Celebration of Innovation celebrates students, faculty, alumni, and industry leaders
  • Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 50th Anniversary Celebration is held
  • Methodist Hospital Foundation holds its 12th Annual Fashion Show fundraiser
  • Magee Rehabilitation’s Night of Champions event raises $200,000


  • Patricia D. Wellenbach is named the first female chair of the board
  • Steel construction starts on the Specialty Care Pavilion


  • Willie McKether, PhD, is appointed Chancellor for the East Falls campus


  • New $184 million Silvestri Tower opens at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital


  • Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, announces his retirement
  • SKMC Alumni Weekend is held
  • Jefferson Health and Einstein Healthcare Network finalize merger
  • The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital holds its ribbon-cutting ceremony


  • Rams Rise Up Challenge raises $82,000


  • The 19th Annual Jefferson Gala raises $1.5 million for the Specialty Care Pavilion