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April 8 – Final Registration
2013 Weight Watchers at Work Program 

April 15-28 
Annual Benefits Open Enrollment 

April 17 
History of Women’s Health Conference

April 18
Perioperative Services 2nd Annual Summit 

April 19 
FREE Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Screening

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 25
Spring 2013 Penn Mindfulness Program Registration Deadline

April 26
PAH Blood Drive

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

May 6
National Doctors’ Day and National Nurses Week Celebration

May 10
Third Annual Rockin’ Docs for Diabetes Cure 

June 10
2013 Pennsylvania Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament 

June 13
Employee Service Awards 

April 8 – Final Registration
2013 Weight Watchers at Work Program

PAH expects to continue the ten Week Weight Watchers at Work Program for employees. If 20 registrants have registered by Monday April 8, the next ten week session will begin Monday, April 15.
10 week program
$135 per employee
$130 current, Lifetime, continuing member
Meeting time
Mondays at 3:30 pm
Location: TBD
Payment methods
CHECKS: Make checks payable to “Weight Watchers”
CREDIT CARD:  contact Susan Anthony at Weight Watchers (800) 456- 6363 x 1162

Any questions? Please contact: Nina Deats – nina.deats@uphs.upenn.edu or pager: 215.422.9001

 

 

April 15-28
Annual Benefits Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is just around the corner. Now is the time to understand the benefits available to you and what’s changing. Human Resources is also placing a renewed spotlight on your health through our Wellfocused Healthy Rewards program!

Earned Premium Discount Extended to Covered Dependents (ages 18-26) – This Year is an Active Enrollment…You Must Take Action!

To earn the premium discount this year, all dependents covered under a medical plan (ages 18-26) must be a non-tobacco user or enrolled in a tobacco cessation program by June 30, 2013. To receive the earned premium discount you must certify to your tobacco use and then elect the tobacco user or non-user medical contribution. If you do not make an active election, you will default to the same benefits you had last year; however, the earned premium discount will not be applied and you will pay higher medical contributions of $25.00 per pay/$650 a year.  

Quit Tobacco Use with the Help of Health Advocate
Enroll in Health Advocate’s FREE tobacco cessation program to set up your own plan to quit smoking or stop using other tobacco products with the help of a trained coach. This program allows you and your covered dependents 13 weeks of counseling, FREE nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) (patch, gum, lozenge), and a $0 co-pay for over-the- counter NRT and prescription smoking cessation medications. If you are a tobacco user, you must enroll in the UPHS tobacco cessation program by June 30, 2013, to receive the earned premium discount on your 2013 – 2014 medical contributions. Call 866-695-8622 to enroll.

It Pays to “Know Your Numbers” — It’s FREE and May Save Your Life!
There is power in knowing your numbers (glucose, cholesterol – total, HDL, LDL, blood pressure and Body Mass Index – BMI). These numbers are important indicators of your health. When they are out of the normal range, it’s a signal that you could have a higher risk of developing certain diseases and conditions. UPHS medical plans cover preventive care like annual physicals and biometric screenings at 100 percent. Take action! If you haven’t done so recently, make an appointment today and know where you stand when it comes to your health.

Earn a $150 Healthy Credit & Participate in the NEW WellFocused Healthy Rewards Program
WellFocused has several new programs that reward you for taking steps towards improving your health and well-being because the healthier you are, the more you can enjoy life and do your best. You can earn a $150 Healthy Reward Credit when you complete the online Well-Being Assessment, Know Your Numbers (blood sugar, cholesterol– total, HDL, and LDL, blood pressure and  BMI), have your biometric numbers fall within healthy ranges, and/or take healthy actions through a new and expanded Wellfocused online platform.  The new platform will be accessible through the HR & You Website www.uphshrandyou.com beginning April 15, 2013.

Raffle for Free Healthcare
Earn entry into a raffle for FREE healthcare for 2013-2014 when you complete the online Well-Being Assessment and record “Your Numbers” during Open Enrollment.

 

 

Women's-Health-Conference

April 17
History of Women’s Health Conference

Zubrow Auditorium, Pennsylvania Hospital
7:30 am to 2:15 pm
Buffet lunch available again this year for only $10! 
For the complete program, click here.

Please RSVP by April 15 to Stacey Peeples at 215.829.5434 or peeples@pahosp.com

 

 

April 18
Perioperative Services 2nd Annual Summit
On April 18th, Perioperative Services is holding their 2nd annual summit in the Zubrow Auditorium.  
This year’s theme is “A Healthy Work Environment.” The summit will tackle topics such as the elements of teamwork, collegiality, collaboration, and commitment. This will be a multidisciplinary, interactive meeting with special guests from the Penn Leadership Academy. This presentation is being hosted by the Perioperative Committee for Professional Excellence.

 

 

April 19
FREE Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Screening
Friday, April 19
11 am to 2 pm
Pennsylvania Hospital Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (adjacent to the Spruce Building)
811 Spruce Street
Space is limited and registration is required.
To register, please call:  800.789.PENN.
For more information, please call 215.829.6466.
Sponsored by the Joan Karnell Cancer Center and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

 

 

 

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. 

After the 2012 Donor Dash Penn had 167 registered team members and raised $8,804. They We are hoping to raise at least $10,000 this year and recruit at least 180 team members. Last year’s team ranked fourth out of 360 teams for enrollment. This year we are striving to be number one! 

Our ultimate mission this year is to have people from all Penn Medicine entities join our team, hencywhy the team name had been changed to Team PENN MEDICINE this year. 

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 25
Spring 2013 Penn Mindfulness Programs Now Enrolling!

Registration Deadline: April 25 (for most programs). 
Click on the links below for more detail and to register.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Programs

Spring Special Events: featuring Sharon Salzberg!

Advanced Programs (mindfulness experience required)

Mindfulness Meditation and Movement

Other Events

Registration Information

  • ​Space limited for all programs.
  • Registration Deadlines apply for all programs. See program descriptions for details.
  • Click on the links above to register or to read program descriptions.
  • Questions: email: mindfulness@uphs.upenn.edu or call: 215-615-2774.
  • Full refunds available up to 48 hours prior to program start. After then, no refunds.

Save the Date

  • Summer Intensive Mindfulness Retreat: July. More details and registration info later in Spring. for experienced meditators
  • Fall Mindfulness Programs begin late September, registration begins August.

 

Red-Cross-Blood-Drive

April 26
PAH Blood Drive
Pennsylvania Hospital-American Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, April 26, 2013
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
McClelland Conference Room
2nd floor, Pine Building West
Click Here to Schedule an Appointment
Questions?
Contact Blood Bank at 215.829.3218
Not sure if you’re eligible to donate?  Click Here

 

 

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 Gretchen Murphy in Development at 215.829.6975 or Gretchen.Murphy@uphs.upenn.edu

 

 

May 6
National Doctors’ Day and National Nurses Week Celebration
In the spirit of collaboration between our physicians and nurse colleagues, Pennsylvania Hospital Administration, Nursing and Professional Services look forward to hosting a breakfast in honor of National Doctors’ Day and National Nurses Week, on Monday, May 6th. Details to come. 

 

 

 

Rockin-Docs-for-Diabetes-Cure

May 10
Third Annual Rockin’ Docs for Diabetes Cure

Friday, May 10, 7:30 PM

WorldCafeLive
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Featuring theseRockin’DocsBands
Shadow Merchant • Blue Bizness • Suzie Brown • Rightback
Representing the following Hospitals:
University of Pennsylvania Health System • Abington Memorial Hospital • Einstein Medical Center • Holy Redeemer Hospital • Aria Health • RWJ Hamilton • Doylestown Hospital
MC:  Marilyn Russell, BEN FM
Tickets
Advance: $27 • Day of Show: $30
For tickets and more event information: www.rockindocs.org or www.jdrfeasternpa.com

 

 

June 10
2013 Pennsylvania Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament
Monday, June 10, 2013
Radnor Valley Country Club
Villanova, PA
One hundred percent of of net proceeds go to support Patient Care Programs at Pennsylvania Hospital
For more information contact Gretchen Murphy at 215.829.6975 or via email at Gretchen.murphy@uphs.upenn.edu.

 

 

June 13
Employee Service Awards
Head ups for all PAH staff celebrating a milestone year of employment:  this year’s Employee Service Awards event will be held Thursday, June 13. More info to come!

 

 

 

 

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