Navy Yard NEWS – Winter 2023

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Navy Yard to be a Pick-up Location for a Community Supported Agriculture Program in 2023


We are excited to announce the Navy Yard will be a new pick-up location this upcoming spring for a Philadelphia-based community supported agriculture (CSA) program called FarmerJawn.

What is a CSA?

CSAs help local farmers prepare for the season ahead and with your share dollars, they can buy seeds, supplies, plan labor, and purchase equipment to grow all the food in the upcoming season. If you’re thinking about joining the CSA, you are making a powerful decision to support your community economics, your local farmer, and to provide organic nourishment to the mind, body, and soul of you and your loved ones!

Who is FarmerJawn?

FarmerJawn is a local agriculture company that follows regenerative farming practices that concentrate on soil health and increasing access to organic food to marginalized communities. The company has made a commitment to supporting sustainable farming practices in and around the Philadelphia region.

PIDC and FarmerJawn share a goal that highlights and supports local, small businesses, and FarmerJawn helps to support local businesses that take pride in producing organic and/or natural products for your lifestyle, body, and home.

FarmerJawn CSA Program Details

The 2023 CSA share season is scheduled to run from Sunday, April 16 to Sunday, July 2, 2023, with a variety of subscription options.

Each share consists of 8-10 weekly items including various organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, tea, honey, recipes and will feature an all-natural food, home, or body product from a local maker throughout the season.

FarmerJawns’ 2023 CSA options are detailed below:

  • Home-based CSA
    • Feeds up to 4 people
    • $400 Full CSA – 12 weekly pick-ups
    • $200 Half CSA – 6 bi-weekly pick-ups
  • Office-based CSA*
    • 12 weekly pick-ups
    • $1,000 – accommodates 10 people
    • $2,000 – accommodates 20 people

*The Office-Based CSA option is created specifically for offices. An example of an office-based CSA is companies investing in their teams with a healthy perk to show your team you care. These shares include fruits and veggies that are delicious raw or easy to prepare in an office setting and are made to accommodate between 10-20 people (depending on the chosen membership option).

The Navy Yard’s pick up is scheduled for

Wednesdays from noon – 6 p.m. beginning April 19

and will be on the porch of Building 101 at 4747 S Broad St.

Choose the option that best meets your needs and visit the FarmerJawn website for more information.

Example of FarmJawn CSA season.

Example of FarmJawn CSA season.

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The Navy Yard Welcomes Labcorp

Labcorp staff on opening day

Labcorp staff on opening day

The Navy Yard is pleased to welcome Labcorp to the Navy Yard Community. Located at 1 Crescent Drive, Suite 102, Labcorp is convenient and accessible to individuals who work or live within close proximity to the Navy Yard.

Services and Support Offered

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Courier service
  • Variety of test order and result delivery solutions
  • Labcorp Patient PortalTM and mobile app
  • Comprehensive test menu
  • Expanded specimen collection locations
  • Local STAT capabilities
  • Insurance claims

About Labcorp
Labcorp is a leading global life sciences company. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, Labcorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to improve the delivery of care.

The scientists, medical researchers, doctors, and health care professionals that work for Labcorp advance science, technology and innovations to make real, meaningful differences in patients’ lives. Using world-class diagnostics to improve patient care and accelerating drug development, Labcorp is always rethinking ways to make health care more accessible. Labcorp partners with and provides services to anyone, in any community, affected by health care. This includes managed care organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, governmental agencies, physicians and other healthcare providers, hospitals and health systems, employers, patients and consumers, contract research organizations, and independent clinical laboratories.

Labcorp is open Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. This lab welcomes walk-ins or schedule an appointment today.

  • Address: 1 Crescent Drive, Suite 102
  • Phone Number: 215-618-4773

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Coriell Life Sciences Earns Second PBMI Excellence Award for Cost Containment

Congratulations to Coriell Life Sciences on earning their second Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) Excellence Award for Cost Containment om honor of their Corigen® Medication Safety Program, which eliminates a root cause of healthcare waste—medications that are harming people instead of helping them—and in turn reduces needless healthcare costs in a major way.

Coriell Life Sciences is headquartered in the Navy Yard is a precision medicine genetics company using genetic science and research to improve lives, reduce healthcare costs, and simplify decision-making for their customers throughout the United States and around the world.

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From the Coriell Life Sciences award announcement:

“This award speaks to the fact that Corigen is not only the most comprehensive pharmacogenomics (PGx) offering on the market, but also one of the most impactful,” says Jeffrey A. Shaman, Chief Science Officer at Coriell Life Sciences, who was also selected as a speaker for the event. “When individuals and their physicians are empowered to avoid medications that are ineffective or unsafe based on their DNA and other personal factors, the measurable economic, clinical, and humanistic benefits are all quite significant.”

These benefits are illustrated in a peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Personalized Medicine. The research examined the real-world outcomes of a Corigen implementation with a group of 5,288 Medicare Advantage members over 32 months. Findings included:

  • Lower rates of healthcare resource utilization. Among participants, inpatient visits decreased by 14.9%, Emergency Department visits decreased by 6.8%, and outpatient visits decreased by 1.9%.
  • Millions of dollars in cost savings. Driven by a decrease in Emergency Department visits and inpatient hospitalizations, direct medical charges were reduced by approximately $7,000 per member for a cumulative savings of more than $37 million over 32 months.

Payers everywhere are struggling with the rising costs of care. By eliminating a root cause of healthcare waste—medications that are harming people instead of helping them—we can reduce these costs in a major way,” notes Dr. Shaman.

Corigen, which was also honored with the PBMI Excellence Award for Cost Containment in 2020, is a turnkey PGx solution for employers, health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, and other large populations. It includes everything from population analytics (identifying high-risk, likely-to-benefit members) to member engagement, DNA testing, pharmacist consultation, physician engagement, and reporting.

Learn more about the Corigen Medication Safety Program here.


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Navy Yard Skills Initiative Begins Recruitment for Patient Registrar at Jefferson Health

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University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) and PIDC’s Navy Yard Skills Initiative (NYSI) are recruiting across Philadelphia for training and job opportunities as a Patient Registrar at Jefferson Health. Full-time positions begin at $15.15/hr.

Register online for a virtual info session to learn more about the program:

September 15 at 1 p.m. or September 22 at 11 a.m. 

Who should apply?

We are looking for customer service professionals who thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires frequent computer use. Commitment to the full training schedule (below) is required:

  • Facilitated group conversations, Mon – Fri, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., October 17 – November 4, 2022
  • Additional one-on-one and small group virtual meetings several times a week between 1-3 p.m.
  • Approximately 2 hours of daily reading and reflection exercises

What is the Patient Registrar Program?

This program is offered by the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) and Navy Yard Skills Initiative (NYSI) to connect participants to the tools and support needed to build a meaningful career at Jefferson Health. Participants must attend in-person sessions at the Navy Yard every weekday between October 17 and November 4 in addition to virtual group meetings and other daily assignments. Graduates will have the opportunity to interview for full-time Patient Registrar positions at Jefferson Health.

In this program, we offer:

  • Cutting-edge job connection strategies resulting in 91% of WPSI graduates finding employment
  • A $150 weekly stipend while in the Patient Registrar Program
  • The opportunity to interview for open, full-time Patient Registrar positions at Jefferson Health starting at $15.15/hr

Are you eligible? 

All applicants must be a resident of Philadelphia; commit to the full training schedule; possess a high school diploma or GED; be unemployed; be tobacco-free; Candidates for the Patient Registrar Program must provide proof of having received the COVID-19 vaccine by October 6, 2022 to be considered.

APPLY HERE! DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, September 30, 2022 at 5 p.m.

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Easily Fill Your Prescriptions at the Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy

Did you know that the Navy Yard has a pharmacy? That’s right, the Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy at 3 Crescent Drive features a full-service pharmacy that accepts all Rx plans.

“I think people are under the assumption that the pharmacy is only for patients at Jefferson Health,” said Ernie Cotilus III, RPh, Pharmacy Supervisor at Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy. “But we are open to the public, and the Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy is a great option for all Navy Yard employees to conveniently pick up their prescriptions during their workday versus waiting in long lines at local chain pharmacies.”

Not only can you get your prescriptions filled, but the pharmacy also offers:

  • routine vaccinations (e.g., influenza/flu, shingles, and more)
  • a wide variety of over-the-counter medications that are recommended by Jefferson Health medical staff
  • a medication disposal site

The pharmacy is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. So, transfer your prescriptions to the Jefferson Health Navy Yard Pharmacy today!

Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy
Address: 3 Crescent Drive (1st floor lobby), Philadelphia, PA 19112
Phone: 215-890-2000
Fax: 215-890-9935

Ernie Cotilus III, RPh

Ernie Cotilus III, RPh, Pharmacy Supervisor at Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy

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Ernie Cotilus III, RPh, Pharmacy Supervisor at Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy, assists a customer

Over-the-counter medications

The Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy offers a wide variety of over-the-counter medications that are recommended by Jefferson Health medical staff

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Medsafe medication disposal unit at the Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy