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HUPdate Digital Edition - December 12, 2014

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Staffing for the Stages of Life

Several years ago, Anissa Magwood, MJ, BSN, was at a crossroads in her professional career. With three years’ experience on Silverstein 12 – and finishing up a master’s degree in health care law – she wasn’t sure what her next step should b...Full story

Harron Lung Center Gift

John Hansen-Flaschen, MD, first met Paul Harron, Jr., in 2005, when he was emergently transferred to HUP in respiratory failure. “He said hello and then I intubated him,” he said. When they took up the conversation again, “Paul asked me wh...Full story

“Chilling” Motivation Benefits Philabundance and ALS

Last year, Information Services donated close to 4,400 food items to Philabundance. This year’s food drive, again led by Poppy Bass, Hospital Based Services application manager, brought in almost three times that amount! Maybe it was the m...Full story

Another Success in Fighting HAIs

In 2007, Penn Medicine declared “war” on health-care acquired infections (HAIs), creating Unit-Based Clinical Leadership teams which focused on interdisciplinary coordination of care and reduced variations of care. Since that time, the numb...Full story

Heartfelt Thanks

A letter sent to Rhoads 1, detailing his unexpected experience “I was scheduled for a third surgery in eight months that would bring me to Rhoads for a second time in a year. … Who the hell, in my condition, is supposed to giggle for much ...Full story

Ebola Preparedness at Penn Medicine

As you know, preparations for the possibility of caring for a patient with Ebola have been underway for several months at HUP. We were among the first in the nation to offer our special expertise in this global public health crisis. The Cen...Full story

HUPdate Digital Edition - November 28, 2014

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A Tradition of Holiday Spirit at HUP

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” In fact – thanks to the efforts of the Abrahamsohn Christmas and East committee – HUP has three! The tradition started in the late 1800’s with Oscar Abrahamsohn, an immigrant, who supported himself b...Full story

Are You Planning Holiday Outreach?

Is your department or unit volunteering time to help local communities around the holidays? If so, please be sure to let HUPdate know! Email a short write-up about your outreach activities (and a photo if possible) to sally.sapega@uphs.upen...Full story

Holly Days Are Coming!

Once again, HUP will reach out to the less fortunate in our community through its Holly Days program. The program will again support a local facility for women and children in transition, providing toys and clothing, but new this year it wi...Full story


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