Jefferson Health hosts CCSNJ’s South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators

Jefferson Health recently hosted 15 fifth- through 12th-grade teachers from schools throughout the region, as part of the South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators, offered by the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey.

The annual three-week-long summer program helps regional teachers keep pace with changes in the business community while providing tools for them to better prepare their students — our future workforce. Since the institute’s inception 30-plus years ago, more than 690 teachers from dozens of South Jersey schools have “graduated,” impacting more than 65,000 students.

At the event, Lisa Dutterer, vice president of operations at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, presented an overview of Jefferson’s services in South Jersey — including its inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance use disorder programs for children, adolescents and adults, as well as the new Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital.

Dr. Cindy Hou, Jefferson Health – East Region infection control officer, spoke about the health care organization’s efforts to support patients and families with limited English proficiency. Talent Acquisition Partner Debra Boos, of human resources, shared information about job opportunities and various roles at Jefferson.

Additionally, a panel of employees discussed how they advanced in their respective health care careers. The program concluded with a tour of the seven-story, $250 million-plus revitalized Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital.