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  • November 19
    Penn Homeownership Services Credit Counseling Workshop
  • December 10
    Employee Flu Vaccine Campaign
  • December 13
    Annual PAH Holiday Meal
  • December 17
    Next Magnet Monday      


Penn Homeownership Services Credit Counseling Workshop – November 19

Penn Homeownership Services is hosting a Credit Counseling Workshop on Monday, November 19, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in Room 223 (Golkin), Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street. The workshop will feature a variety of information on improving your credit and will answer participants’ questions about credit issues. The workshop is open to UPHS staff. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Please visit the site for more info and to register:



Employee Flu Vaccine Campaign Starts – Until December 10

There’s still time to get your free flu shot!

As you know, Penn Medicine has joined leading health care organizations across the country in requiring seasonal flu immunization for all faculty, staff, students, volunteers and contracted personnel in order to protect patients, employees, family members and the community from influenza infection through annual immunization.Over past recent years, 99 percent of PAH and UPHS employees have been vaccinated for seasonal influenza. Getting the flu vaccine reduces the risk of illness for our staff and helps keep our patients, colleagues, and families safe and healthy. UPHS has been recognized by the State of Pennsylvania for this key patient safety initiative.

Provided at PAH free of charge, seasonal influenza vaccines are needed annually for maximum protection. The 2012-13 seasonal influenza vaccine protects against the three most likely influenza strains expected to circulate this year, all of which are different from those in the prior year’s vaccine.

In order to receive seasonal flu vaccine through Employee Health, employees must have a pre-printed, bar-coded Employee Influenza Vaccination Consent Form. The Form is pre-printed with the employee’s name, department and job title. Click here to get a step-by-step guide to print your Flu Consent Form.

For the more information and the complete schedule of vaccination dates and locations, just click on the “Get Your Flu Shot!” button on the PAH Intranet page For questions, please contact Maureen McLaughlin, CRNP, MSN, MBA, at 215.829.6461 or



Come All Ye – to the Annual PAH Holiday Meal! – December 13

All hospital employees, professional staff, affiliated medical offices, and volunteers are invited to share in a special holiday meal in the Elm Garden Cafeteria on, Thursday, December 13, 2012.

The schedule for the hospital holiday meal will include five luncheons, and two dinners to accommodate all employees on all shifts. Order your tickets by e-mailing, Rosemary Del Conte, or fax requests to 215-829-5376. Tickets will be ready for pick up by December 5, 2012.

Happy Holidays!



Next Magnet Mondays – December 17

Come join PAH Nurse Educators as they present topics that will give you knowledge and skills to improve patient outcomes and the work environment on Magnet Mondays from 12 to 1 pm in the Zubrow Auditorium.

“Magnet Mondays are an excellent opportunity to learn skills that can help nurses expand their knowledge and achieve better patient outcomes,” said Bruce Boxer, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, CPHQ, director of Nursing Professional Practice, Education and Quality. “This series consists of programs with educational offerings presented by PAH Clinical Nurse Education Specialists who tailor each topic to make them applicable to every Nursing practice. All are welcome to take advantage of these offerings and let us know what other topics to be addressed. We are always open to suggestions!”

Everyone welcome!

December 17     Applying Ethical Principles to Your Practice

Application for Nursing Contact Hours has been made and pending approval will be granted to nurses attending this program in its entirety and submitting an evaluation of the program. Pennsylvania Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. There is no commercial support for this educational offering. PA Nurses and ANCC COA do not endorse any commercial product which may be discussed in this offering. This program meets ADA requirements and is wheel chair accessible.


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