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March 5
12th Annual Patient Safety Fair 

March 7
Here, There, and Elsewhere: Medication Distraction at the Bedside – PAH Patient Safety Lecture

March 13
PAH Town Meeting

March 13
Brown Bag Medicine Review

March 13
Women and the Civil War Lecture

March 14
PAH’s Schwartz Center Rounds

March 19-22
American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days at the JKCC

March 19 & 20
JKCC Colon and Uterine Cancer Awareness Program

April 21, 2013
18th Annual Dash for Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness

April 24
Thomas Story Kirkbride and the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane Lecture

April 29
32nd Annual Molly and Sidney N. Zubrow Lecture and Award Program

 

 

March 5
12th Annual Patient Safety Fair
In recognition of National Patient Safety Week at PAH, the 12th Annual Patient Safety Fair will be held Tuesday, March 5, from 11 am to 2 pm in the Pine Building Basement. Be sure to stop by for information and prizes. Sponsored by the Patient Safety Deltas, the Fair will offer patients and visitors information throughout the week in the hospital lobby. Posters will remain on display all week in the Portrait Gallery.

 

 

March 7
Here, There, and Elsewhere: Medication Distraction at the Bedside – PAH Patient Safety Lecture
Please join us and Dr. Mary Gallagher Gordon PhD as she discusses medication safety and distractions at the bedside. Thursday, March 7 from 2-3 pm in the Zubrow Auditorium.
Guest Lecturer: Mary Gallagher Gordon PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, director, Undergraduate Clinical Education and senior administrator, Clinical Compliance for the Division of Nursing, Drexel University.

 

 

March 13
PAH Town Meeting
The next PAH Town Meeting will be Wednesday March 13 at 12:00 pm and 10:00 pm, in the Zubrow Auditorium. 

 

 

March 13
Brown Bag Medicine Review
The PAH Department of Pharmacy presents a Brown Bag Medicine Review, Wednesday, March 13, from 10:30 am to 2 pm, in the Elm Garden Cafeteria. Do you have questions about the prescriptions, vitamins or herbal medications you’re taking? Then gather them up, toss ‘em in a bag and bring ‘em to the Cafeteria to review them with a pharmacist.

 

 

March 13
Women and the Civil War Lecture
Helen McClelland Conference Room | 5:30 pm
Guest Lecturer:  Judith Giesberg, Associate Professor, Villanova University
Please RSVP at least two (2) days prior to the event by contacting:
Stacey Peeples at 215.829.5434 or stacey.peeples@uphs.upenn.edu.

 

 

March 14
PAH’s Schwartz Center Rounds

12 pm in the Zubrow Auditorium
All hospital staff welcome! Lunch is provided for you to take with you after the session, partially funded by the Schwartz Center Rounds, which are designed to provide a forum where health care professionals from varying disciplines can discuss important emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients in order to improve communication among caregivers, explore the human dimension of health care, gain insight into the non-clinical aspects of care and strengthen interdisciplinary teamwork.

For more information visit http://www.theschwartzcenter.org/

 

 

March 19-22
American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days at the JKCC
The daffodil is the first flower of spring and a symbol of hope. Celebrating Daffodil Days is much more than enjoying beautiful flowers; it’s about sharing hope for a world free of cancer. The Joan Karnell Cancer Center is taking orders for daffodils which will be available for pick up between March 19 and 22. Help the American Cancer Society paint our hospital yellow. Proceeds from Daffodil Days benefit American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy, and patient services.  Bunches of ten daffodils will cost $10 and a potted plant costs $12. There are also two special items available – a Boyds bear and a bunch cost $25, and a vase and a bunch are $15. Donations of any amount are also accepted as Gifts of Hope.  For more information or to place an order, please contact Marylou Osterman at 215.829.6466 or ostermam@pahosp.com.

 

 

March 19 & 20
JKCC Colon and Uterine Cancer Awareness Program

March is Colon and Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer Awareness Month at PAH. Did you know that approximately 90% of colorectal cancers are thought to be preventable? Or that uterine cancer is the most common cancer of a woman’s reproductive system?

Don’t miss the Joan Karnell Cancer Center’s upcoming program about Colon and Uterine Cancer Awareness. It will be held on Tuesday and Thursday (March 19 and March 21) from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Elm Garden Cafeteria at PAH. Come talk to health care professionals and learn more about colon and uterine cancer prevention.

Topics to be discussed:

  1. Risk factors for colon and uterine cancer as well as signs and symptoms to look for
  2. Colon Cancer Screening: facts and myths
  3. Nutrition: foods to eat that reduce your risk for colon and uterine cancer
  4. Genetics: how your family history affects your risk for colon and/or uterine cancer
  5. Prevention: what steps you can take today to reduce your risk

 

 

April 21, 2013
18th Annual Dash for Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness
The 18th Annual Dash for Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness is once again upon us. This year’s event will be held Sunday April 21, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  There’s a new team name this year: Team PENN MEDICINE. The goal is to recruit runners and walkers from all Penn Medicine entities, in addition to all the wonderful patients that participate every year and to bring awareness to the critical need for more organ and tissue donors. All proceeds benefit public education programs designed to increase the number of people who register as organ and tissue donors.

Click here to go directly to the Team PENN MEDICINE website where to register to walk or run with the team.  All are welcome to join this inspiring event. 

The Dash for Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness consists of a 5K (3.1 miles) and a 10K (6.2 miles) run and 3K (1.8 miles) walk designed to celebrate the success of transplantation and highlight the critical need for more registered organ and tissue donors. Locally, 6,468 men, women and children are currently waiting for the gift of a life-saving organ transplant. Nationally, more than 112,000 people are waiting.

If you have any questions, please contact Team Captain Rebecca L. Farrell, BSN, RN, CCTN, Liver Transplant Coordinator, Penn Transplant Institute at 215.662.4181s or rebecca.farrell@uphs.upenn.edu.

 


April 24
Thomas Story Kirkbride and the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane Lecture
Helen McClelland Conference Room | 5:30 pm
Guest Lecturer: Nancy Tomes, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Please RSVP at least two (2) days prior to the event by contacting: Stacey Peeples at 215.829.5434 or stacey.peeples@uphs.upenn.edu.

 


April 29
32nd Annual Molly and Sidney N. Zubrow Lecture and Award Program
The Thirty-Second Annual Molly and Sidney N. Zubrow Lecture and Award Program will be held Monday, April 29, at 5 pm in the Zubrow Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Great Court on the first floor of the Pine Building. All are invited to attend to hear guest lecturer Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Penn, discuss the pressing need for health care reform in the US, the challenges looming, and the future of American medicine. The Molly and Sidney N. Zubrow Lecture and Award Program was established by Dr. and Mrs. Zubrow in 1981 to highlight humanism in medicine. For more information and to RSVP please contact Gretch Murphy in Development at 215.829.6975 or Gretchen.Murphy@uphs.upenn.edu

 

 

 

 

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