Office of Institutional Advancement

A Message from Elizabeth Dale

Elizabeth Dale

Our Digestive Disease Division is a shining gem, here at Jefferson and in the community. It’s easy to see why. The program is led by one of the nation’s preeminent gastroenterologists, Dr. Anthony DiMarino, Jr., and our GI practice is ranked 19th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Ask our patients and they’ll tell you why: our GI doctors and staff are not only highly trained but deeply caring.

Our digestive disease clinical program has grown steadily over the last decade, and the need for outpatient care is growing steeply in our region. In fact, one of the most compelling measures of our success, as many of you have witnessed firsthand, is that we no longer have sufficient space to handle the increasing demand. That’s why Jefferson is undertaking a facilities strategic planning process, which will include a new ambulatory care building to house our Digestive Disease Division as an anchor tenant. We will soon be meeting with supporters who are passionate about what new and greatly expanded space would mean for seeing our Digestive Health patients.

Our GI program is vital to the health and wellbeing of Jefferson Health and to the communities we serve. Everything we do at Jefferson—the terrific care, the great education, the path-breaking discovery—is made possible by our benefactors and friends.

If you wish to learn more about our campaign for Digestive Health, please visit Digestive Health Institute or contact me at or 215-503-5138.

Thank you for your ongoing confidence and support, and for all you do to help Jefferson help others.

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Elizabeth A. Dale, EdD
Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Office of Institutional Advancement