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Spring-Summer 2014 -- Penn Program for Mindfulness Special Events
June 17 -- PAH Town Meeting
June 30  -- Deadline for Mandatory Employee HIPAA Privacy Training
July 14-17 -- UPenn Baseball Summer Youth Camp
August 12-17 -- National Veterans Wheelchair Games
September 21 -- Penn’s 3rd Annual 5K for the IOA & Memory Mile Walk
September 27-28 -- 34th Bike MS City to Shore Ride - 4th Annual Team UPHS/Penn
October 11-2 -- Ride to Conquer Cancer©

 

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Penn Program for Mindfulness Summer 2014 Programs

Mindfulness

The Penn Program for Mindfulness is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Management program that teaches individuals how to use meditation as the primary tool for long-term stress management.  Mindfulness meditation is taught in a completely practical way as a powerful tool to manage the physical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms of stress.

A Weekend With Sharon Salzberg – University City (International House) May 30-31, 2014
The Penn Program for Mindfulness will host Sharon Salzberg for two events that will explore mindfulness and meditation as powerful tools for personal growth and transformation. Attend a Friday evening lecture on mindfulness meditation in the workplace. Join us again on Saturday morning for a half-day workshop on meditation as a tool to manage adversity.

Friday, May 30 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Real Happiness at Work

Saturday, May 31 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Loving-kindness’ in the Face of Adversity

An Evening with Dr. Dan Gottlieb:  A Mindful Journey from Trauma and Recovery to Gratitude and Love
University City, June 26 | 7 – 8 p.m.
Join us for this special presentation by Dan Gottlieb, who will explain how we can reawaken our ability to experience joy and awe in the ordinary. Dan will share how his difficult life events—including personal failures, feelings of alienation, sexual abuse and a traumatic injury that resulted in his quadriplegia—gave him the opportunity to reconnect with emotions and live in the moment. Something we can all learn to do. Dan will also lead a guided meditation and there will be time for questions.

Dan Gottlieb is a practicing psychologist and therapist with more than 40 years of experience. Since 1985, he has hosted "Voices in the Family," a weekly radio program heard on WHYY-FM, Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate. Thursday evening, June 26th, 7 – 9 p.m.

For more information or to register please visit: www.pennmedicine.org/mindfulness.


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PAH Town Hall Meeting

Pine-Building

Be sure to mark your calendar for the next PAH Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, June 17, in the Zubrow Auditorium. As always, there will be two sessions to accommodate day and night shifts:  12 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The entire PAH leadership team values your thoughts and opinions about what affects all of us every day at the hospital. Don’t miss this opportunity to communicate directly leadership members!

 

 



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New HIPAA Privacy Training Mandatory for All Employees

A new mandatory HIPAA privacy training has been released to update all Penn Medicine employees on privacy and security rules under HIPAA. The training module can be completed online through Knowledge Link. The interactive format addresses current, high-risk issues regarding patient privacy. The e-learning course, which takes about 20 minutes to complete, replaces prior versions of HIPAA training in order to ensure all members of the Penn Medicine workforce are up to date regarding privacy and security safeguards. In today’s digital age, risks to privacy and security are becoming more common, and it is of utmost importance that Penn Medicine ensures patient privacy.

New software will also be in use to proactively monitor access to electronic patient information to help detect inappropriate access to records. Consequences for violations can include all forms of discipline, up to and including termination. The software will strengthen the HIPAA compliance program and increase patient security and privacy. All of our patients, including employees who often are patients, deserve to have their privacy protected. Information about the software is included as part of the new training course. Being informed is the first step to prevent violations of HIPAA, so it is important to complete the online course not only for your patients, but also for yourself.

All employees must complete the online module by June 30, 2014, through Knowledge Link. HIPAA education must be completed once every two years going forward in order to remain up to date on potential risks to data. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact PAH Privacy Officer, Amy Brazina at Amy.Brazina@uphs.upenn.edu or the Penn Medicine Privacy Office at privacy@uphs.upenn.edu. For a list of all entity Privacy Officers, including CPUP and CCA, please visit here.

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July 14-17
UPenn Baseball Summer Youth Camp
The Penn Baseball team will offer an opportunity for Youth Kids to participate in their Annual Summer Camp begins July 14- 17. Please visit http://www.pennbaseballcamp.com/ or click here and here for more information about the Youth Camp. 

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National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) on August 12-17

Sign up to volunteer by June 15 to support this special event!
Scroll down to August, and click on the Sign Up button under "Wheelchair Games"
There are many opportunities to volunteer for the Games throughout the week, such as:

• Athlete Meals and Registration
• Block Party Set Up
• Opening Ceremonies
• Transportation
• And many more

The minimum age requirement is 14-years old.

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) is a sports and rehabilitation program for military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological problems. Attracting more than 500 athletes each year, the NVWG is the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world. To learn more about the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, click here.

If you have any questions, you can reach out to the Penn Medicine office of Public Affairs at 215-662-7030 or e-mail CAREs@uphs.upenn.edu.


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Penn’s 3rd Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk - September 21

SAVE THE DATESunday, September 21 – Penn’s Third Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk

Mark your calendars for Penn’s Third Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk on Sunday, September 21. The event will be held on Penn’s campus, starting at Shoemaker Green between the Palestra and Franklin Field, and running through Penn Park, with its skyline views of Center City Philadelphia.

The 5K Run begins on September 21, at 8 a.m., and the Memory Mile Walk begins at 8:10 a.m.
Proceeds will help further innovative research by Penn’s Institute on Aging through the Pilot Grant Program, to fill funding gaps and foster exploration of new directions in research for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Please visit pennmedicine.org/5kIOA to sign up, volunteer or donate today!


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34th Bike MS City to Shore Ride - 4th Annual Team UPHS/Penn - September 27-28

MS Bike logo

The 2014 MS City to Shore Team UPHS/Penn recruitment fundraiser kicks off in June at PAH with the always exciting “4th Annual Tour de Elm Garden.” Ben Palubinsky of the Pavilion and 2013 reigning champ, will defend his title against his perennial nemeses, two-time champ Bill Hunt, Laboratory, and Arley Johnson, Rehabilitation Services.

Registrants and supporters alike are invited to come and cheer on their favorite “Café rider” and take their shot at guessing which rider will come in first and to support Team UPHS/Penn. The winner will receive a fabulous raffle prize. All of the proceeds will go to the MS Society to help Create a World Free of MS™.

The “Bid MS Goodbye” raffle, full of terrific prizes, is also back by popular demand. Be sure to stop by! Winners will be drawn on Thursday, June 24.

Remaining Team UPHS/Penn Recruitment Events:

“Tour de Elm Garden” Finals – Tuesday, June 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Elm Garden Cafeteria.

Last chance to register for Team UPHS/Penn at the discounted rate and support your Team by entering in the “Bid MS Goodbye Raffle.”  Raffle prize winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m.

This year marks the 34rd anniversary of the Bike MS City to Shore Ride. With your help, Team UPHS/PENN, will again be the largest team!  We’re counting on new and veteran cyclists to keep the momentum going and join the ride this September 27 and 28, for an even more successful year. Along with Gary Scheib, HUP executive director, UPHS COO, team founder, we hope to meet or surpass system-wide goals of recruiting 300 team members and raising $150,000 this year.

As always, there is truly an option for everyone. You can choose to participate as a cyclist, a virtual cyclist (if you can’t ride, but want to fundraise), or a volunteer at the team’s Finish Line Tent. Everyone who registers by July 20, receives a free Team UPHS/Penn jersey.

Thanks to the 2013 team of 288 riders last year, an amazing $174,740 was raised. During its 17 year existence, the Team UPHS/PENN has raised $1,575,000. The team also qualified for the highly-coveted Finish Line Tent and won five awards: the Circle of Distinction – awarded at the fall 2013 MS Society National Convention in Denver for teams surpassing the $1 million mark; Largest Corporate Team; Top Fund Raising Team; $100,000 Club; and Millennium Circle Team.

More than 13,000 people living locally with MS are counting on Team UPHS/PENN to help Create a World Free of MS™.  We can’t do it without you!

For more information contact Team Captain, Dan Wilson, at dan.wilson@uphs.upenn.edu or Suzanne Brown at suzanne.brown@uphs.upenn.edu.


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Ride to Conquer Cancer© - October 11-12

Ride

Join Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) on October 11-12, 2014, in the Ride to Conquer Cancer© (RTCC)—an unforgettable and epic bike ride through Pennsylvania’s picturesque scenery—towards one life-changing destination: to cure cancer.

At two-days and 150 miles the RTCC will be a physical challenge—and an emotional and inspirational weekend—that will give you a chance to join forces with our physicians, staff, patients, and families to leave everything on the bike course and raise serious funds and awareness in the ACC’s fight to cure cancer.

The funds raised through The Ride will be put to use immediately, powering our vision to eradicate cancer as a cause of human disease and suffering through precision medicine, novel research, next-generation therapies, and compassionate care. I am excited to be leading the UPHS/ACC Team with my co-captain, Ralph Muller, CEO, University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Your participation is essential! 
Join riders like Susan Ranck, who shared her personal motivation for participating, saying: "I am beyond grateful that funding from research enabled scientists to discover a drug that enables me to at least control my cancer...I am excited to ride and it’s my hope that with more time and money, the researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center will find a cure for my disease and all forms of cancer."

JOIN TODAY!
This remarkable event will bring together communities of cancer survivors, cyclists, and their supporters with a common goal of conquering this disease. We invite everyone to join us in October by registering today at www.ridetovictory.org or by calling (844) 777-7433.

Register now using the discount code Ride50 to sign up for only $50.

Remember, it's not just for avid cyclists; it's for all of us who want to do something big! I encourage you to share this opportunity with all of your friends and family. We're in this together.

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