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Hotspotting Hub: Thomas Jefferson University

The annual Thomas Jefferson University Student Hotspotting program facilitates teams of interprofessional students learning about the challenges faced by patients with complex health and social needs during their interactions with the current healthcare system. Founded by the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in 2014, this program provides opportunities for students from different health professions to work together to deepen their understanding of the factors that lead to high healthcare utilization and multiple readmissions. Students play a key role in advocating for patients’ needs with providers and local social services to assist with care coordination, health system navigation and accessing essential resources (e.g. housing, mental health services, transportation, social support). The 2018-2019 cohort concluded in April with our Wrap-Up, an event that provides a platform for students to share and reflect on the experience and map pathways to continue the work in complex care. This year’s Wrap-Up attendees included students, faculty, and staff from Thomas Jefferson University and external institutions (Geisinger University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences); as well as guests from the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, AAMC, AACN, CSWE, and Crozer Medical Center.

  • Dr. Joan Stanley with Jefferson College of Nursing accelerated students, Saskia Levy-Schoen and Elizabeth Feeney

  • Dr. Joan Stanley converses with Sean O'Sullivan medicine student, Rebecca Schuck occupational therapy student, and Sean Tonnesen physical therapy student

  • Dr. Joan Stanley with Dr. Anne Bradley Mitchell, Dr. Julia Ward, and Jamie Smith from the Jefferson College of Nursing

  • Megan Steinmetz, The University of Scranton, Gabriella Ferroni, The University of Scranton and Lauren Schumaker Geisinger, Commonwealth School of Medicine